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Back Taxes Can Jeopardize Your Passport

The IRS has reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew their passports or get a new one if they owe $52,000 or more in federal taxes. In January of last year, the IRS began implementing new procedures for individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” The change in the law came in…

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Morocco: The Sahara and Beyond

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fez, spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara, enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family,…

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Hilton Announces New Upscale Meeting Brand

Hilton has launched Signia Hilton, an upper-upscale hotel brand targeting meetings and events. Signia’s ballrooms, restaurants, bars, lobbies and guestrooms will be designed “so groups of any size can optimize work time and collaboration time and spark their most innovative thinking,” Hilton said. The brand will focus on urban and resort markets worldwide. At an…

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City Guide – Berlin

Business travelers visiting Berlin don’t have to worry about finding time to explore the city. Cafes are jammed at all hours, drinking is in many ways a religion and dance clubs keep going through the weekend right into Monday. Size-wise, Berlin is a giant city at five times the size of Paris you could spend…

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The Temples of Thailand and Cambodia

Venture off the beaten path on this adventure exploring the amazing sites to be found in the jungles of Thailand and Cambodia. See Angkor Wat, the legendary complex built in the 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II as a monument to the Hindu God Vishnu. As you stroll through this world-famous religious site,…

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Now Open

Mandarin Oriental’s newest resort makes its Middle Eastern debut with the introduction of the Group’s legendary hospitality to the region with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai. Located in the heart of Dubai, and a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, the resort is set to bring a new wave of chic design and…

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Aloha Reckoning

In April 2018, a spring storm crept up on Kauai’s north shore, dumping record rainfall that generated flash floods that swept away homes, bridges, roads and crops. Most of the Garden Isle was unaffected, and Kauai went on to set a record for visitation for the ninth consecutive year. But traffic in the bucolic north…

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European Capitals of Culture

Surveys inquiring why Americans travel to Europe almost all point to one factor: culture. The majority of Americans still trace their DNA to the continent, and while their first stops in Europe might be English-speaking countries, 42 percent of passport-holding Americans revisit Europe frequently. Recent studies indicate that tourists pursuing culture and heritage tend to…

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Fall in Love With Free Air!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic cruise past Germany’s fairytale castles to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley. There’s no better way to discover the breathtaking scenery and timeless traditions of Europe than on an AmaWaterways river cruise. And to help your Valentine’s Day be really special enjoy free flights to and from Europe!…

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Airlines Tighten Lounge Access

If you’re a frequent airport lounge guest, have you noticed that they are getting uncomfortably crowded at times? The providers of those lounges certainly have, and they’re changing their policies this year to limit lounge access, even for members who pay the big bucks. American Express has been actively expanding its network of Centurion airport…

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