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Temples for the Literary Pilgrim

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:15:38 GMT

Zhongshuge Bookstore in China has a mirrored ceiling and optical illusions.From Mexico City to Hangzhou, bookstores that are destinations in and of themselves.

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Pursuits: Ann Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Lovers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:03 GMT

Ann Patchett at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, with one of her shop dogs.If bookstores are a must on your travel itinerary, Ann Patchett has a road map for you.

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Q AND A: Christy Turlington Burns on the Trips That Matter

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMT

Christy Turlington Burns continues to travel for Every Mother Counts, her nonprofit that is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.The maternal health advocate travels frequently to Haiti and Tanzania for her work; time with midwives in Guatemala and Arizona was memorable as well.

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The Getaway: Hotels for Book Lovers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:30:17 GMT

The Wine Library at the Boutique Hotel & Spa in Zurich, where 33,000 books line the shelves.Hotels, bars and restaurants around the world have made books a centerpiece of their themes and décor.

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Update: Weighing a Last-Minute Trip to Cuba

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:26:23 GMT

A scene from Havana, Cuba.President-elect Donald J. Trump threatened again to end the détente with Cuba, casting into doubt the future of easy travel to the country.

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Hungry City: The Top 10 Cheap (and Well-Traveled) Places to Eat in 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:59:05 GMT

Our Hungry City critic picks the favorite restaurants she visited this year in New York’s rich global bazaar.

Your Money: With Uber and Lyft Nearby, Rental Cars May Be Ripe for a Comeuppance

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:17:11 GMT

Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport waiting for Uber drivers, an alternative to cabs and rental cars.Lagging customer service and a host of inconveniences give travelers a long list of reasons to avoid car rental companies altogether.

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Bites: Bird Is the Word at a Restaurant in London’s Shoreditch

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMT

Is the name of Strut & Cluck a cheeky nod to Shoreditch’s preening see-and-be-seen-ness? Nope. We’re actually talking turkey.

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Travel Tips: How to Plan a Honeymoon Trip

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMT

Don’t skip your dream destination, but do skip a house rental (no one wants to be cooking and cleaning).

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Bits: Daily Report: In New Orleans, at Least, Airbnb Makes Peace

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:19:06 GMT

Airbnb has had a contentious relationship in some cities where it has set up shop. It has taken a different approach in New Orleans, but at a home near the French Quarter, it was clear that not everyone has been won over.New Orleans has done what many cities have resisted: Cut a deal with a sharing-economy company. Is it a good one?

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Doyle Owens, Founder of the Unclaimed Baggage Center, Dies at 85

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:50:09 GMT

The Unclaimed Baggage Center is not only a retail business but also a tourist attraction.Mr. Owens built his business on a traveler’s nightmare, selling the contents of lost luggage at his retail and tourist attraction in Scottsboro, Ala.

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New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:16 GMT

Laura Spanjian, a public policy manager at Airbnb who negotiated with New Orleans.Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally.

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What in the World: Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:03 GMT

Why do “ghost trains” operate? Believe it or not, it’s a money-saving strategy for railroad companies in Britain.The trains, bureaucratic curiosities that run infrequently and visit forgotten stations, are a draw for railroad fans, who try to ride as many as possible.

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Chasing the Deal: A New York Christmas Surprise: Affordable Hotel Rooms

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMT

A view of Manhattan from the rooftop of the Z Hotel NYC in Queens.Prices drop between Dec. 23 and 27 — and a number of hotels offer packages with all sorts of holiday extras (including lots of hot chocolate).

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Room for Books (and Magic)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:01:23 GMT

Livraria Lello in Portugal is a popular destination for book lovers and Harry Potter fans.

Much-Loved Milwaukee Tearoom Prepares for Its Last Pour

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:07:45 GMT

From left, Laurel Andersen, Carmen Delapaz and Mackenzie Driscoll at Watts Tea Shop, which is to close at the end of this year.Loyal customers are flocking to the Watts Tea Shop for a final taste of an “American classic.”

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Essay: A Bookworm’s Travel Plan

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:17 GMT

For the writer, a good bookstore in a faraway place is as basic a need as a decent hotel, a hot shower and enough underwear.

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Itineraries: Hostel Business Wants to Make a Push Back Into New York

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:33:53 GMT

Holly McKendry waiting in the lobby of the Hostelling International hostel on the Upper West Side of New York to go on a tour of Greenwich Village.A 2010 law nearly wiped out the city’s hostels, but owners and executives are hoping to revive and expand the industry.

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Trending: Hotels Go Beyond the Suite — to Cabins, Villas and Treehouses

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:31:49 GMT

The Rosa Alpina cabin in the Dolomites of Italy.There’s nothing standard about these rooms — hotels are offering stays in cabins, huts and villas that are often a scenic hike away.

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The Haggler: FlipKey Fiasco: All the Comforts of Home, Minus the Comforts

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:50:33 GMT

A customer requested a refund from FlipKey, an online rental service owned by TripAdvisor, after arriving at a filthy lakeside vacation rental.

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