“We feel we need a vacation from this vacation”

One of the most memorable trips of my life was seeing Denali National Park years ago when I edited the Alaska section for Travel Weekly.
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Unnatural disaster: What to do when your hotel doesn’t have room

The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.

White lives in Charlottesville, Va., an area that was hit hard by the hurricane-force winds. Many residents were struggling to stay cool in record-breaking heat, and checking into an air-conditioned hotel nearby was a popular solution.
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It’s not the end of the world as we know it — unless you’re traveling

I‘ve been thinking about the end a lot lately. Maybe you have, too.

Birds are falling out of the sky. Fish are dying. And this morning, snowmageddon: the sequel.

Let me rephrase my headline: I don’t know for a fact that the world isn’t ending. Some believe it is.

But my money’s on 2012, when California will slide into the ocean, according to Roland Emmerich. Which is why I’m visiting it now, while it’s still here.
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