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Tips for healthy air travel

November 5th, 2010

Quick and easy hints for healthy air travel: Take note and maybe next time you won’t have to take the tissue.

We all know washing hands for germ prevention is an important factor in avoiding any bug. But when you’re at 30,000-feet there are a few other contributing factors, including low cabin humidity. One way to combat this is by sipping plenty of H20. And how about a little germ-killing mouthwash? That too can help prevent the spread of germs.

A few minutes of reading now can make all the difference later. Read the complete article with explanations and tips by the Independent Traveler.

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Current airline fees: What to expect

November 1st, 2010

Before you change that flight, pack an extra bag, tote along Fido or ask for headphones, take a peek at the current costs for flying. Here’s a handy list of airline fees, compiled by USA Today. And with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s a great time to square away your budget.

Check out this updated, comprehensive list of airline fees.

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Fall Foliage Fun

October 28th, 2010

A trip through the trees

From the west coast to the east coast, take in the season with breathtaking fall foliage. Your neighborhood park makes a lovely backdrop for a brisk afternoon walk. Or how about make a weekend of it and visit somewhere further afield?

Here are just a few favorite leaf-peeping places:

  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA: Most roads are open through October with a variety of hiking trails to take in the lively colors.
  • Yosemite National Park, CA: Even though it’s filled with many evergreens, this 1200-square-mile park boasts big-leaf maple, black oaks and other vibrantly hued deciduous trees.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO: Well-planned park roads offer plenty of visitor access to scenic vistas and lowland meadows.
  • Acadia National Park, ME: Enjoy 47,000 stunning acres of wilderness — from shore to mountains.

And with our always low-priced last-minute deals, you can easily visit one of the above locales, or one discover of your own. Happy viewing!

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