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Airlines Offer Waivers for CA Wildfires

After a series of deadly wildfires in northern California that has led to a death toll of 42 people and about 200 people unaccounted for, airlines are issuing travel warnings and waivers for those with plans to visit California. Those who are traveling to, through, or from Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, or San Francisco with Delta on November 12-13 can rebook from now until November 18, …

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U.S. Ski Industry Keeps Growing

Skiers from New York to Montana and from Colorado to Washington state will find major chairlift and gondola enhancements during the upcoming 2018-19 season. Among the most noteworthy upgrades will be North America’s first high-speed, eight-seat lift, which is set to debut at Montana’s Big Sky Resort in December. At Colorado’s Winter Park, skiers will enjoy a new 10-seat gondola. …

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Christmas Shopping in the Caribbean

Skip the holiday stress and do your Christmas shopping while having the time of your life on this special Caribbean cruise. We have a 10-day cruise for you that departs on December 9 from Miami and includes stops in San Juan, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), among others. And since you’ll be traveling with …

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Is Amtrak Becoming Like the Airlines?

For millions of travelers who live along the Interstate 95 corridor – Amtrak is the quickest, easiest, least stressful, most productive and often cheapest mode to get from Connecticut to downtown Washington. The same is true in many other communities nationwide. But is “airline creep” working its way into Amtrak’s policies, pricing, fees and service? It’s a reasonable question, since …

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Teplis Ranked #3 Among Top 20 Woman-Owned Firms

The Atlanta Business Chronicle published its annual ranking of woman-owned firms in Atlanta, and once again Teplis Travel is near the top of the list. Consistently appearing each year in this category, and in the Top 10 Travel Agency list, Teplis Travel shows a consistency of service that is reflected by a list of loyal clients that appreciate the attentive …

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Patagonia and Beyond!

Explore the remote, spectacular landscape of Patagonia, a nature lover’s paradise shared by Chile and Argentina at the southern tip of the Americas. Centuries ago, this was the end of the known world. You’ll never forget the sights here; jaw-droppingly beautiful mountains, calving glaciers, turquoise lakes and abundant wildlife. This 12 day adventure in the wild is bookended by stays …

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Hertz Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Specialty Cars

Hertz, one of the most iconic car rental brands in the world, is celebrating its centennial anniversary by teaming up with Chevrolet and Maserati to offer specialty cars for rental in the US and Europe. Stateside, one hundred high-performance Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s (pictured above) will be available to rent exclusively at select U.S. Hertz locations. “Hertz is …

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Viking River Cruises Orders 7 New Ships

It’s expansion time again at Viking River Cruises. The California-based line on Tuesday officially announced it had placed an order for seven new river ships to arrive in 2019. Viking said six of the vessels will sail on Europe’s Rhine, Main and Danube river system. The seventh ship will debut on Portugal’s Douro River. With the additions, Viking will operate …

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Butterfly Heaven

Witness Mexico’s amazing migration of millions of Monarch butterflies! From a fir-forested mountaintop in Mexico’s Central Highlands, the trunks and branches of the trees appear to be blanketed with rusty autumn leaves. A closer look reveals that they’re quivering. And then, as the sun emerges from behind a cloud, tens of thousands of monarchs take to the sky in a …

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Delta Increases Checked Bag Fee

Joining a recent wave of changes made by other United States carriers, Delta Air Lines has increased checked bag fees to $30 for the first bag and $40 for the second. Delta’s increase of $5 for each bag follows recent checked baggage cost changes instituted by United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, as reported here last month. Other carriers such as …