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March 4, 2012 | By Stephen P. Nash, For The Inquirer
Maybe for one reason or another you've thought about staying in "eco-friendly" hotels when you travel, but you're not eager to join the League of Environmental Hairsplitters to figure out a conscientious choice. You're not unusual. The most recent industry survey of U.S. travelers - not at all intended to promote the idea - concluded just the same that "green is mainstream. " More than four in 10 considered environmental impact to be important when planning travel. To find out about environmental impact, there are a few useful shortcuts to consider.
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January 18, 1993 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / J. KYLE KEENER
There was a guest conductor at 30th Street Station yesterday morning. Mickey Rooney raised a "baton" to direct the High School for Creative and Performing Arts band, which greeted the actor and others when the Celebrity Train stopped in Philadelphia en route to Washington. The train trip started in New York, re-creating the ride taken in 1933 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled to his inauguration. Some descendants of FDR were among the passengers yesterday.
NEWS
December 17, 1994
Grabbing a bite to eat at Philadelphia International Airport is a completely unsatisfying experience. The food is bad, the prices worse. Better to pick up a fresh pretzel from the vendor at the end of the Schuylkill Expressway than to overpay for a stale imitation from an airport snack bar. So we're pleased to know that Aramark company (formerly ARA Services) - currently responsible for the dreadful, overpriced food at airport concessions - has bowed out. Aramark will be replaced by Marketplace Development Center, a Boston-based airport developer, and Redwood Advisory, which operates the Shops at Liberty Place, and whose owner, Ricardo Dunston, did an excellent job some years ago as manager of the Gallery.
NEWS
October 20, 1991 | By Sydney Trent, Inquirer Staff Writer
The fun doesn't have to end just because summer is over. The Delaware Valley is brimming with things to do in autumn. How about a drive through the covered bridges of Bucks County on a brilliant autumn day? There are few settings more stunning or romantic for viewing the fall foliage. And the Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Chester County helps visitors forget that winter is on its way. Children are sure to enjoy a trip to Newlin Mill in Delaware County, where they can watch the giant white-oak wheel of the 18th-century grist mill turn as it grinds corn into meal.
NEWS
December 25, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Peter Tobia
At the Philadelphia airport yesterday, holiday volume, combined with the wintry weather, added up to long waits for many.
NEWS
June 4, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Charles Fox
Supporters of an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba held a festival in Camden last night for the Ninth Cuban Friendship Caravan. The caravan, which is traveling from Canada to Cuba, is collecting donations for distribution on the island.
NEWS
November 18, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
It's not here yet, but there may soon be a way to bypass those long lines at airport security checkpoints. The Federal Aviation Administration is looking at a plan to prescreen passengers who agree in advance to background checks. Those passengers would be issued "smart cards" to show at the screening area and pass through quickly. The plan would depend on a smart technology to verify the card holder's identity using a fingerprint or a retinal scan. The Air Transport Association, which represents the major airlines, has endorsed the smart card idea.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The holiday week forecast looks good for travelers, high school football games, and Black Friday shopping. For the Philadelphia area, the next five days look rain-free with highs in the mid to upper 50s and lows around 40. In outlying areas west and north of the city, however, freezing or near-freezing overnight temperatures are likely through the weekend, except on Friday night, when the low could be closer to 40. Saturday and Sunday, also...
NEWS
May 9, 1997 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old Gloucester County man was arrested yesterday by FBI agents and Franklin Township police on a federal complaint that he transported approximately $500,000 in stolen travelers checks and money orders over state lines. Special Agent Linda Brookman Vizi, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Office of the FBI, said Joel Kotler was arrested at 7 a.m. at a residence he was renting on Township Line Drive in Franklinville. Vizi said authorities recovered a stolen 1996 Ford Probe at that location.
NEWS
January 28, 1990 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Saul Wurman is an architect and graphic designer best known for his attempts to make information more accessible. His efforts in behalf of ready access have ranged from redesigning the Pacific Bell Yellow Pages to writing Information Anxiety, the best-selling guide to handling the latter-day information glut. With the expertise he obtained developing his Access Guides to cities like Tokyo, Paris and New York, and his passion for atlases, Wurman set about reshaping the U.S. road atlas in a sensible, "user-friendly" way. The result is a new tool for travelers called USATLAS (Prentice Hall, paperback, $12.95)
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January 22, 2016
DEAR ABBY: We recently lost our dog, a 13-year-old springer spaniel, to old age. His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and lives. We miss his companionship, his personality and the structure that caring for him brought to our lives. We're 51 and 60, own our home and are financially secure. Some of our friends are discouraging us from adopting another dog. They say we travel too much. Last year, we spent 12 weeks away from home. When we travel, we hire a trusted pet sitter to move into the house and attend to all our dog's needs.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2016 | By Mary Ann Anderson, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Meriwether Falk, 32, of Portland, Ore., lived in Istanbul, Turkey, in summer 2012 and now has moved there to teach writing and language arts at a private high school. But during that summer, she learned an invaluable lesson about women traveling solo. She had been staying in what she called a "cheap hotel in Izmir" when, she says, "I was awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night, some man saying, 'Sexy, let me in.' " She hung up, but the next thing she knew, she heard a key turning in the door.
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January 18, 2016
Natalie Pompilio is a Philadelphia writer History is most often written by the winners, the wealthy, and the well-known. Visual artist/poet Ife Nii Owoo was reminded of that after a recent visit to one of the historic homes on Germantown Avenue. "You never hear the stories of the people behind the closed doors in the back of the house, the indentured servants in the mansions, the people who were enslaved," she said. "They were the ones who kept those houses functioning so the rich and famous people who lived there could do what they did. " Those are some of the stories she and other artists, historians, and activists hope to bring forward for discussion as part of "Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown.
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Gov. Christie won't be home for long. On the heels of Tuesday's State of the State speech, Christie will travel to South Carolina, where he will appear in Thursday's GOP presidential debate. After the debate, Christie heads west to Iowa, which holds caucuses Feb. 1. Another New Hampshire trip is in the works, too: Christie is listed among candidates confirmed to speak Jan. 23 at the "First-in-the-Nation Presidential Town Hall Event. " - Maddie Hanna
TRAVEL
January 11, 2016
Sit back, relax, and learn how to make travel easier. Name: SoniaGil.com What it does: Sonia Gil is a passionate, language-loving, animated traveler who offers practical travel tips using down-to-earth video blogs on YouTube. What's hot: Sonia's tips are incredibly useful and quick to watch. The "How to Travel" section is ideal for inexperienced travelers or those who need to build their confidence. Topics include how to work out while traveling, how to survive long flights, best advice for packing, traveling with pets, traveling solo, and much more.
TRAVEL
January 11, 2016
Q: I booked a room at the DoubleTree hotel in Vancouver, Wash. through Hotwire for our children's and grandchildren's stay over Thanksgiving. We received a confirmation of the reservation for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for a total of $272. We had no further communication with Hotwire. When our children arrived at 10 p.m. with their kids - 7-month-old twins and a 2-year-old - they were told Hotwire had canceled the reservation. I didn't get any message or email from Hotwire saying it was canceling my reservation.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Mari A. Schaefer, Jeremy Roebuck, and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
Hours after he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said. "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark. Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
FOOD
January 8, 2016 | Staff Writers
Have bitters, will travel For the traveler who demands a proper cocktail, this unique goodie box from the Bitter Truth holds five tiny vials of essential bitters, from pithy orange (think martini) to celery (Bloody Mary) and "Old Time" (Manhattan), to ensure those drinks on the road taste just right. Flying bartenders will be glad to know the set is designed to comply with rules for carry-on luggage, so even airplane drinks can get a lift. Comes with a recipe book for inspiration.
TRAVEL
January 4, 2016 | By Jill Schensul, THE HACKENSACK RECORD
Travelers' chances of becoming involved in violence or terrorism during a vacation are minuscule, though the odds of encountering dangerous situations may rise and fall depending on world events and cultural animosities. You can play the odds and decide you won't book that holiday in Iraq and instead book a trip to, say, Paris, and a ticket for a band playing Nov. 13 at the Bataclan. Luck, fate, timing usually work in your favor. But not always. To prepare, gather facts and understand the risks.
NEWS
December 27, 2015
DEAR ABBY: I recently went on a cruise with several other women. I was friendly with one of them, but didn't know the others. I am overweight. One of the other women, "Dolores," was also overweight, heavier than me, in fact. She's very proud of being Christian, but she made the comment, in front of several other people, that she didn't mind going places with me because with me around she didn't feel so fat. I was so stunned I remained silent. Actually, I was afraid that if I spoke I'd say too much, but I felt very hurt and ashamed.
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