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Archive: December 2012
dec 28

Top Stories of 2012

From sinking cruise ships to super storms, here are five top stories that affected travel this year.
dec 21

Europe's Up-and-Coming Destinations

Looking for a great vacation idea? Here are the must-see destinations in Europe for 2013.
dec 21

Disneyland Adds Magi to the Magic

Three Kings Day is a popular holiday in Spain, Mexico, and other Latin countries. Now, Disneyland is getting in on the action.
dec 20

The TSA's Helpful Holiday Hints

The TSA expects 15 million holiday travelers this season, and offers handy tips to streamline your way through airport security.
dec 20
Hampton Inn Bed

How Clean is Your Hotel Bed?

Afraid your hotel bedspread isn't as clean as it appears? These two hotel chains want to assure germaphobes that linens are fresh.
dec 19

The 12 Days of Aspen

The 12 Days of Aspen are an open invitation to powderhounds to spend the holidays on the slopes.
dec 18

Southwest Adds a Surprising New Fee to the Mix

Starting in 2013, Southwest will start charging a fee for travelers who don't show up for their flights.
dec 14

Finally! Google Maps Returns to the iPhone

After months of disappointing users with its faulty, built-in map technology, Apple has opened the iPhone back up to Google Maps.
dec 14
A Honeyfund account

New Travel Trend: Crowdfunding Your Dream Vacation

Crowdfunding websites let your family, friends, and even strangers help pay for your vacation.
dec 14

St. Maarten Tourism Up in 2012

Thanks in part to JetBlue's flights to Puerto Rico, the island of St. Maarten welcomed 17 percent more visitors in 2012.
dec 13

American Airlines Launches New Fee Packages

You can now book multiple ancillary fees together on American, but will bundling actually save you money?
dec 12

4 Restaurants Alain Ducasse Loves in New York

Renowned French chef Alain Ducasse loves a great deal! He shares his top picks in New York City.
dec 12

Flight Attendants Threaten to Stop Smiling

As part of a salary dispute, flight attendants for Cathay Pacific plan to stop smiling at customers—and to stop serving alcohol.
dec 12

Have a Creole Christmas

As if you need another reason to visit New Orleans: The city's restaurants roll out a luxurious holiday feast.
dec 11

Is Jet Lag Always Worse Coming Home?

Do you feel the effects of jet lag more when you're going on vacation or coming back home?
dec 07

A Gourmet Meal for $20

This may be the best meal in the world for under $20—and you'll find it in a remote backpackers' lodge in Colombia's tropical Valle del Cauca.
dec 07

Chicago Is "Second City" in Search

Chicago beat out New York, San Francisco, and other U.S. travel favorites on Yahoo's year-end city search list.
dec 07
People at an airline ticket counter

How Far Would You Go For An Upgrade?

Some people are willing to do—or say—anything to get a free upgrade.
dec 07

Fantasyland Opens at the Magic Kingdom

Disney's newest attractions debut in Orlando.
dec 05

Hawaii Tourism Will Hit Record High in 2012

Hawaii's beaches and resorts will host a record number of visitors in 2012.
dec 05

The World's Newest Budget Airline

A new low-cost airline launched in Africa last week, with help from former execs of two of Europe's largest regional airlines.
dec 04

Where the Locals Go in the French Quarter

Use these tips to avoid the tourists in New Orleans.

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