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West Palm Beach tourism company to offer 90-minute eclipse cruise

Looking for a place to watch Monday’s historic Solar Eclipse? Visit Palm Beach,  which offers kayak and paddle board rentals and cruises aboard its 50-foot catamaran Hakuna Matata from the West Palm Beach waterfront, has just announced it will offer a 90-minute eclipse catamaran cruise for residents and tourists who want to view the event from...
6 world-famous monuments undergoing major renovations

6 world-famous monuments undergoing major renovations

Big Ben bonged for the last time on Aug. 21 after an announcement that London’s famous bell will be silenced until 2021 while its home, Elizabeth Tower, undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation. >> Read more trending news The London clock tower isn’t the only tourist attraction to close for major repairs in recent years. One of the most famous structures in the City...
The tropical overwater bungalow - long a symbol of relaxation and luxury - turns 50

The tropical overwater bungalow - long a symbol of relaxation and luxury - turns 50

The overwater bungalow - that iconic symbol of the paradisiacal tropical vacation, standing in clear blue water on stilt legs - turns the big five-oh this year. The thatched huts, often outfitted with such luxury amenities as plunge pools and glass floors to better see the fish below, are a staple on the bucket lists and Pinterest boards of aspirational travelers the world over. Yet their origin lies...

How I got an airline to pay for items in a delayed bag

Not long ago, an airline lost my checked bag for five days. There’s no point in naming and shaming the airline, because what I’m about to tell you could apply to, or happen on, any airline.  I will say that it was a nonstop flight and I checked in for the flight three hours before departure, so there was really no excuse for the airline to mishandle it. The check-in agent was harried...
'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England

'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England

BOSTON (AP) — New England's fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it's enough to make a maple leaf blush.  For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. There's no more drought, the summer has been mild and the leaves — largely spared by marauding gypsy moth caterpillars — look healthy.   Translation: A pretty great season...
August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

As soon as you emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh, the city’s impressive skyline appears, with the 44-story art deco Gulf Tower and the glassy, neo-Gothic PPG Place accentuating the view. Those two buildings tell the tale of the city. Once defined by its production of iron and steel, along with the ensuing smog, Pittsburgh now has self-driving cars being tested on its streets and...
4 New York hotel pools open to everyone

4 New York hotel pools open to everyone

NEW YORK — With the dog days of summer in New York City comes seemingly inescapable hot and humid weather that only a dip in a swimming pool could cure. A pool, though, is an amenity that few can afford. Fortunately, a handful of hotels supply a cool and stylish respite with swimming pools open to nonguests who buy a day pass or book a spa appointment  Here are four of them.  Hô...

A Cape Cod getaway gives these overworked parents some 'we time'

When my husband, Tom, asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, I was only half joking when I said offhandedly, "Just whisk me away somewhere." For years, I've asked my family not for stuff for Christmas or birthday presents but for "gifts of time." When the kids were little, there were sweet promises to play Barbies, go for bike rides or sing songs together. As teens, they...

New ways to find and book the perfect vacation rental

Many travelers have grown accustomed to finding vacation rentals by going directly to sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO. But these days you can find and book a rental halfway around the world in ways you may not have considered, or even know about: on traditional hotel and airfare booking websites like Expedia and Hotels.com, through the hotel review (and now booking) site TripAdvisor or even in...

Travel deals: $200 flights to Iceland and free hotel nights in the Caribbean

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.  - Hilton Caribbean has a special with a $100 resort credit and a free fourth night. The Summer Sale deal applies to 16 hotels and resorts in nine destinations, including Barbados, Curacao, Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. For example, four nights at the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico starts at $450, including taxes...
What mystery writer Sue Grafton can’t travel without

What mystery writer Sue Grafton can’t travel without

After more than 30 years writing the Kinsey Millhone “alphabet series” of detective novels, Sue Grafton is almost finished. The second to last, “Y Is for Yesterday,” will be published on Aug. 22. Grafton spends half the year in Santa Barbara, California, and the other half in Louisville, Kentucky. She and her husband travel for pleasure, but she also tours for book signings...
The best time to book your travel plans

The best time to book your travel plans

Some travel costs are inescapable; after all, you’re probably not going to get a free hotel room or discount tickets to Disney World. However, you can cut costs on your next trip — you just have to know the right time to book your journey.  Whether your next vacation involves planes, trains, cars or cruise ships, take a look at these expert tips for booking your travel.  ...
The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow's climate-controlled glass enclosure.  Here are some details about the creamy sculpture that has been an essential part of the fair since 1911.   WHY A BUTTER COW?   Butter cow sculptures appeared...

As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation blues

Welcome back.  What's that? You didn't want to come home? You might have a touch of the post-vacation blues.   "It's like an anxiety disorder," explains Erika Martinez, a Miami psychologist who specializes in wellness issues. Symptoms, she says, include excessive worry, restlessness, irritability, headaches and poor attention or concentration.   Have you experienced...

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise.  "The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to be snow and ice on the deck of the icebreaker," it read. "Quality boots are key."   The Associated...
What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

Shaun O’Neale is one of America’s hottest celebrity chefs, thanks to his win on season 7 of Fox’s “MasterChef” last fall. The former Floridian also happens to be a Disney buff who grew up with a powerful Disney food memory: He craved the giant turkey leg sold at the Magic Kingdom. “I’d beg my parents to let me have that damn turkey leg!” he laughed in...

Nine airports that might make you extend a layover

Airports can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, what with the serpentine security lines, hours-long flight delays and mediocre pretzels. But there are quite a few airports out there that you wouldn't curse in the event of a delay. Some, in fact, that you may want to book a trip through just to see how great an airport can be. We're talking movie theaters, rooftop swimming pools, golf, art, music...

Travel dilemmas: Three ways to ease the psychic pain of air travel

Remember when flying used to be simple?  Me neither.   It’s always been fraught with drama about whether your luggage would arrive or the seemingly unending wait to get through U.S. Customs on a return trip.   There’s still drama, just in new and different ways. Here are four important changes, three of them good, one of them annoying, that could affect you when...

Mormon temple on the D.C. Beltway will open to public for the first time in 46 years

For anyone who drives around the Capital Beltway, the soaring white spires are a familiar sight - and yet a complete mystery to most.  Maryland children have grown up believing that the fairytale building was Disneyland, or heaven itself. Drivers sitting in maddening I-495 traffic have likened the building to the Emerald City so often that pranksters started writing "Surrender Dorothy"...

Going to Oregon for the eclipse? Fires could bring smoky skies in some places

A corridor that runs from the Oregon Coast to the Idaho border is prime real estate for those seeking clear skies to experience the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.  This zone of totality — more than 60 miles wide — also is fire country that has been baking through intense summer heat. As of Saturday, at least four significant blazes were burning in or close to the zone, and overnight lightning...
8 reasons to make Sarasota a Florida vacation destination

8 reasons to make Sarasota a Florida vacation destination

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sunshine State has so many attractions that it’s difficult for potential visitors to know where to start. Should it be the beaches of the Panhandle or Miami’s South Beach; the horse country around Ocala or the Mouse Kingdom in Orlando; the Florida of yesterday at Captiva or the Florida of tomorrow at Cape Canaveral? For this reason, one might be excused for not...
Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court on a hilltop and a fuzzy baby giraffe wobbles near its mother. Cheetahs warily prowl nearby, eyeing each other. Behold the wilds of Safari West, a 400-acre nature preserve tucked amid the golden hills of Santa Rosa. The next best thing...
Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy?  A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, Cheetos tacos, Mac n' Cheetos and even Cheetos cheesecake.   "I worked hard to incorporate...
Port of Palm Beach approves second cruise ship

Port of Palm Beach approves second cruise ship

A second cruise ship is slated to sail to the Bahamas from the Port of Palm Beach by the middle of next year, following the Port Commission’s 5-0 approval Thursday of an agreement with the ship’s operator. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line already operates the 1,800-passenger Grand Celebration from the port. The NeoClassica, a 1650-passenger ship that might be renamed the Grand Classica, is...
Casa Palopo: a jewel on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

Casa Palopo: a jewel on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

Some days at the office, as every member of the work force knows, are better than others. As a travel writer, the world is my office and this was definitely one of the better days. Upon arrival at the airport in Guatemala City, I was whisked off to lunch at the colorful La Esquina, a combination bistro and marketplace in the city’s vibrant Zone 4 neighborhood. A veritable riot of color and design...
A perfume devotee in the land of French fragrance

A perfume devotee in the land of French fragrance

Before I became a perfume devotee a dozen years ago, my lexicon for describing scent was limited to words like “woodsy” or “flowery.” Later I found myself craving the dexterity of language that could match the increasingly complex perfumes arriving at my house in tiny decanted samples.  At the time, perfume blogs and a few books were lifting the veil off a closely guarded...
We took our 12-week-old to Cuba. Here's why, and how you can travel with a baby, too.

We took our 12-week-old to Cuba. Here's why, and how you can travel with a baby, too.

"We will never travel again!" Those were the first words out of our mouths as my wife and I watched the fourth pregnancy test turn positive. (Yes, it took four tests to believe it.)  Coming as a complete surprise, joyous thoughts of raising a beautiful family together were far from our minds. Instead, we were grieving how our lives would drastically change. Having grown up traveling...
In Vegas, some bars work with machine-like precision

In Vegas, some bars work with machine-like precision

LAS VEGAS—They will make your drinks, but they won’t listen to your problems. Robot bartenders have made their way to the Las Vegas Strip — evidence perhaps that Skynet is closer to becoming self-aware and will have a convenient place to take the edge off. Bar owner Rino Armeni swears this isn’t yet another move to replace human beings. “No, no, no,” he said gamely...
From canopy walk to gator-filled waters, this Florida park offers wildlife aplenty

From canopy walk to gator-filled waters, this Florida park offers wildlife aplenty

The only thing more worrying than seeing a bunch of alligators around your canoe is not seeing them but knowing darn well they are there.  I am with my two kids, Kai, 8, and Christina, 5, and my sister Gina and her 5-year-old son Quincy, in Florida's Myakka River State Park. It's a moss-and-vine-draped domain of birds, mammals and Jurassic-spiked reptiles covering 29,000 acres about 20 miles...
Iconic Yosemite National Park is seeing more vehicles than ever clogging its roads

Iconic Yosemite National Park is seeing more vehicles than ever clogging its roads

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Pierre Celotto and Aurene Humbert had a definite vision in mind when they booked a summer vacation that included a day in Yosemite Valley.  Urged on by breathtaking photographs and nature documentaries, the Parisians said, they looked forward to serene walks along trails where pine trees threw shadows across streams and picturesque meadows teemed with wildlife...
Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

It's the epic matchup you've been waiting for, bright eyes: Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and a real-life total solar eclipse. According to Time, Tyler, backed by DNCE, will perform the iconic 1983 song aboard Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise during Monday's Great American Eclipse. The cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas leaves Orlando, Florida, on Sunday and will...
Dressed to impress? Unofficially, the airline may take note

Dressed to impress? Unofficially, the airline may take note

It may matter what air travelers wear on the plane.  That’s not just the case for the legging-wearing teenage girls denied boarding on a United Airlines flight this spring. The two girls were flying on United’s pass program, which lets friends or relatives of airline employees fly free or at discounted rates. The catch is a dress code.   But even for those paying regular...

Palm Beach County tourism website ranks among best in the world

A new website created to market Palm Beach County as tourist destination ranks among the best in the world, according to Skift, a travel and marketing company. The website, www.thepalmbeaches.com, which was recently launched by Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing group, was named one of the “25 best tourism board websites&rdquo...
Cerabino: North Korean nukes an opportunity for Florida tourism launch

Cerabino: North Korean nukes an opportunity for Florida tourism launch

Florida, which is no stranger to making all sorts of desperate appeals for tourists, might want to consider “nuclear tourism.” I mention this because if you’ve been paying attention to North Korea’s nuclear aspirations, you will see that the projected limits of that country’s Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles appear as a curved line that encompasses much...
Traveling together? Apps to help split (and pay) the bills

Traveling together? Apps to help split (and pay) the bills

Traveling with a group — friends, extended family, a bachelor party — makes for some of the best summer vacations. It can also make for some of the most complicated vacations when it comes to splitting the costs of dinners, museum admissions, rental homes and cars.  Digital wallets and peer-to-peer payment apps, however, are aiming to make it easy by allowing users to pay one another...
Plenty of legroom on Boeing 777 tailored for the world’s richest

Plenty of legroom on Boeing 777 tailored for the world’s richest

SEATTLE—On commercial airlines today, traveling in coach is a pain, while the wealthy are well looked after in first class. But for the ultrawealthy, there’s a whole other level available.  For China’s “Golden Week” holiday at the beginning of October, a group of rich Asians will take off from Hong Kong on a lavishly appointed Boeing 777 for a nine-day tour with...
A tranquil oasis in Greece

A tranquil oasis in Greece

Check In  Casa Cook Rhodes, Greece   Rates   From 101 euros (about $120).   Basics   Casa Cook Rhodes opened a year ago as the first Greek hotel by Thomas Cook, a tour operator based in Britain. With the rugged Tsambika Mountain as its backdrop, the 95-room bohemian resort for adults only has a minimalist, contemporary style. A garden with bright flowers...

Family travel: Some tips on how to make this experience eclipse all others

Soon, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse in 99 years. On Aug. 21, the sky will go dark, the air will cool and stars will be visible as a shadow falls across a narrow sliver of land called the Path of Totality. From Oregon to South Carolina, eclipse enthusiasts will be celebrating this celestial wonder. If you have yet to make plans for the big event, here are five ideas...

Thinking of visiting that hot new vacation destination? Think again.

Daniel Threlfall remembers his visit to Chichen Itza, Mexico, a destination billed as one of the wonders of the world. It isn't a good memory.  Threlfall, an Internet consultant from Greenville, South Carolina, expected to be wowed by Mayan temples and natural beauty when he traveled to the Yucatan with his family last year. "Instead, we were met with sky-high prices, in-and-out access and...
In Breezewood, Pennsylvania, the truck stops here

In Breezewood, Pennsylvania, the truck stops here

I expected to live my entire life without price-shopping for truck-stop showers. Then I spent the night in Breezewood.  The adventure began last August when my main squeeze James and I drove to Colorado. We passed through Breezewood, Pennsylvania, as do many drivers heading to the Rust Belt and beyond.   "What do you think about vacationing here for a week," James asked. I...
Santa Fe Indian Market fuses tradition with contemporary art

Santa Fe Indian Market fuses tradition with contemporary art

For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations at one of the nation's most prestigious art markets.  The annual Santa Fe Indian Market begins Saturday as organizers push ahead with raising the bar for showcasing what they say are the best examples of art that has evolved from centuries-old...
State tourism on record-breaking pace despite ‘16 crises, funding feud

State tourism on record-breaking pace despite ‘16 crises, funding feud

A record 60.7 million tourists visited Florida during the first six months of 2017, marking the highest tourism count ever recorded between January and June, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday. Palm Beach County hosted 4.2 million tourists during the first half of the year, an 8.7 percent increase from the same time period in 2016 — and a record-setting milestone for the county’s tourism...
Record number of tourists visited Florida during first half of 2017

Record number of tourists visited Florida during first half of 2017

A record 60.7 million tourists visited Florida during the first six months of 2017, marking the highest tourism count ever recorded between January and June, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday. The record tourism level comes amid a difficult year for the state’s tourism marketing organization, Visit Florida, which faced budget cuts and saw the...
A classic London restaurant gets a makeover and a new mission

A classic London restaurant gets a makeover and a new mission

The rubbery corporate mascot we know as the Michelin Man actually has a name: Bibendum, drawn from a Latin phrase once used in the tire company’s advertising: “nunc est bibendum,” best translated as “time for a drink” — odd advice, perhaps, for drivers, but good news for diners.  Bibendum is also the name of the restaurant that the designer and tastemaker Terence...
Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

There’s a dog park in Dania Beach with a lake so clear that it looks like a natural spring. You’ll be tempted to jump in with your pup. Tigertail Lake South Dog Park is a gated section on the south side of Tigertail Lake in Dania Beach. What’s cool about it being a lake is the space is smaller than a dog beach so it’s easier to chase after your four-legged friend...
In France's Dordogne region, a land of castles and caves calls for deep exploration

In France's Dordogne region, a land of castles and caves calls for deep exploration

When our children were 11 and 9, young enough to still be entirely inside the family circle but old enough to remember, we splurged on a "once in a lifetime vacation" and rented a small farmhouse in Southwestern France outside the village of Saint-Cyprien. Each day, our son and daughter would say goodbye to the donkey that hung around our patio and we'd climb in the tiny rented Renault and...
North Korean tensions aren't deterring tourists from Guam

North Korean tensions aren't deterring tourists from Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past week.  Won Hyung-jin, an official from Modetour, a large South Korean travel agency, said several customers called with concerns, but they weren't worried enough to pay cancellation fees for their...

A Southwest airfare sale and $100 off a Caribbean vacation

This week's best travel bargains around the globe:  --Peregrine Adventures, a small, group-adventure-travel company, is offering 20 percent off most of its international trips, including those to Egypt, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and Tuscany in Italy. For example, the 15-day Explore Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia itinerary, which departs Oct. 7 and 14, costs $2,792 per person double, down from...

How to vacation with your parents for less

As my parents have grown older, my desire to haul them around to far-flung places has only grown.  Since my dad turns 75 this year and my mom turns 70 the next, I know our time together could easily come to an end in the next five-to-20 years. So, of course, I want them to relax on beautiful beaches, enjoy delicious dinners and forget about their worldly troubles for a while.   Unfortunately...
Tips for women traveling solo, from dining out to hotel safety

Tips for women traveling solo, from dining out to hotel safety

Suzanne Randolph, 60, knows firsthand that it can be daunting for women to travel on their own. Randolph, a former art adviser, says that in her more than two decades of frequent solo travel, she has encountered her fair share of challenges. “Finding a place to eat and getting plugged into the local scene of your destination isn’t easy when you’re alone,” she said.  Her...

How to survive a long flight with a baby or preschooler

Flying with babies and small children is an activity most of us wouldn't wish on our worst enemies. Yet sometimes, it has to be done - especially if you consider the alternatives - the car ride from hell? A slow boat to China? Horse and buggy? One dad admitted that on one plane trip, he let his kids drop items on the floor and then kick him in the head when he went to retrieve them. They got a big...
Travel tips: Luxury for less in New York City

Travel tips: Luxury for less in New York City

A luxury vacation to New York City on a budget? It can be done, according to Eric J. Gordon, the owner of Beyond Times Square, a company that plans high-end New York City trips. “An upscale New York getaway can be several thousand dollars, but with a few money-saving tricks, you can have a similar experience for far less,” he said.  Here, Gordon shares his tips:   Hotel...

Affordable trips to South Africa

South Africa is a coveted destination this year for travelers from the United States: According to data from South African Tourism, the first quarter of 2017 saw a 6.3 percent increase in visitors from the United States to South Africa, compared with the first quarter of 2016. Also, the airfare prediction app Hopper saw a 36 percent increase in flight searches this spring for travel in the fall to...
Milwaukee welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews

Milwaukee welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews

There's always something to celebrate in Milwaukee. And I'm not just talking about the music, food and art festivals that fill the summer, or the azure views of Lake Michigan, or even the city's beer-steeped history. I'm talking about the jovial bands of people walking the streets of downtown every time I visit - bachelorette parties (so many bachelorette parties!), bachelor parties, wedding parties...
Travel goods for today: Packing for a dual-purpose trip

Travel goods for today: Packing for a dual-purpose trip

If anyone knows how to pack for a trip that begins as business and segues into leisure, it is a member of a flight crew. Travelpro, a company founded by an airline pilot, knows this and has designed many bags that are stylish yet sturdy, and perfect for professionals presiding over a board meeting or presenting at a conference and then downshifting to a weekend of leisurely pursuits.  Travelpro&rsquo...

Airlines are bumping fewer passengers, U.S. report says

Domestic airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, according to a new federal report — a decline that may be partially attributable to the fallout from an April episode in which a man was dragged off a United Airlines flight.  The 12 domestic carriers that report data on the number of passengers who are involuntarily denied boarding posted a bumping rate...
8 ways to tackle long-haul flights with children

8 ways to tackle long-haul flights with children

Whatever the mode of transport, traveling with children is often no picnic. The long-haul flight (five hours or more) offers up a special brand of hell, a smorgasbord of meltdowns, impromptu maladies and indiscriminate peevishness. I don’t blame them. Being caged like the class gerbil for hours can be tedious. They can’t seem to help upchucking on you and whining. A carefully plotted parental...
Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

WASHINGTON — The moon will block out the sun, and day will plunge into night. Birds will stop singing, crickets will start chirping, and many people will gasp, weep, or even howl when they see the sun’s corona shimmering in the darkened sky.  And some drivers, inevitably, will stop in the middle of the road to take a selfie.   The Aug. 21 total eclipse will cut directly...
Embracing farm-to-table at Mohonk Mountain House

Embracing farm-to-table at Mohonk Mountain House

Can you create a farm-to-table restaurant if you have 100 tables in an 8,750-square-foot main dining room, 80 more tables downstairs, nine in a cozy lounge, 50 outside overlooking an Arcadian lake and, on certain nights, eight in a capacious kitchen?  That is the question that Jim Palmeri, the executive chef at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York, spent several years contemplating. ...

The 5 words you never want to say when paying by credit card in a foreign country

Question: We recently traveled to Spain and Portugal. When paying by credit card, we were given the option of paying in euros or dollars. It was unclear which was more advisable. I carry a co-branded airline credit card that doesn’t charge a foreign transaction fee, so if you can pay in dollars and not incur a foreign transaction fee, then there is no reason for us to be paying $95 for a card...
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