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Getting to and from Brussels After Tuesday’s Terrorist Attacks

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(Initially published at 11:11 a.m., PDT, Tuesday, March 22nd. Updated at 9:30 a.m., PDT, Thursday, March 31st.) You have no doubt by now heard news reports of terrorists attacks in a subway station in Brussels and the international airport serving that European city. The attacks have severely limited the ability of travelers to make their […]

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“Passing” at U.S. National Parks

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My first visit to s U.S. National Park was over 50 years ago, maybe even as many as 60. Since then, I’ve been to nearly every one in the Western U.S., and met the woman I’d marry (we’re still together) in Yosemite in 1968. (We’ll run another story about Yosemite tomorrow.) Way back then, I’d […]

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Breaking News: Will TSA Take Away Your Electronic Device?

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In the past, airline passengers were sometimes asked to not only take their laptops out of a bag when passing through airport security, but to turn them on to demonstrate that they were indeed working computers and not explosive devices. This hasn’t been a problem for me recently since I now travel with an iPad […]

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On “The Road to Travel Writing”

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(Last August, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, was one of the guests on the travel show, “This Week in Travel.” This past Sunday he made a repeat appearance on the show, this time as it was broadcast via live streaming video as a Google+ Hangout on Air.) How does one became a […]

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A Tale of Two Airline “Image” Campaigns

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(This Friday:  “Upcoming Changes in the Air Travel Experience.”) Two airlines—Ireland’s Ryanair and U.S. “legacy” carrier United Airlines— are trying to improve the image the flying public has of their customer service. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde, famously said that “There is only one thing in life worse than […]

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“This Week in Travel” Visits San Francisco

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Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, found a nice online surprise awaiting him when he arrived home after dining out with friends on Saturday evening: An invitation to spend Sunday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco with a star-studded cast of travel writers recording the “This Week in Travel” podcast. […]

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Taking a “Dreamliner” Dream Flight

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If you’ve been dreaming about flying aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner you’ll be glad to know that the nightmare the surrounded problems with the aircraft’s lithium ion batteries has been resolved and the 787 is no longer grounded. That’s the good news. The bad news is that only 68 Dreamliners are being operated world-wide by […]

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Don George’s Book Passage Birthday Bash!

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Friends and former students came together on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California (just north of San Francisco) to celebrate the 60th birthday of legendary writer, editor, teacher, and perennial chair of the famed Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, Don has been a beloved member of […]

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Keeping Up on News After Google Reader Dies

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Bye-Bye, Google Reader “RSS” (Really Simple Syndication) provides Internet users with a really simple way to create up with news stories, including travel news and features published by Tales Told From The Road. Bad news: Tomorrow, Google Reader one of the “RSS readers” that allowed you to follow those stories, is going to die a […]

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Feminists oppose Berlin’s Barbie Dreamhouse

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) Feminists oppose Berlin’s Barbie Dreamhouse (via AFP) The opening this month of the first life-sized Barbie Dreamhouse in Europe may be the fantasy of many a little girl, but Berlin feminists are mobilising against what they call […]

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Chicago’s O’Hare – Where Goats Do Roam

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Plenty of airline passengers—myself included—have had their “goat gotten” at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Flight delays. Flight cancellations. Long walks between terminals. Argh! But now O’Hare  is going to “get its own goats.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013 Dick Jordan

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