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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.
NEWS
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
January 16, 2011 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Travel Editor
London, Barcelona, and Guatemala will be hot destinations this year. Travelers will look to customize their trips and to connect with people with similar interests. And airlines will package their annoying fees to make it easier - but not necessarily cheaper - to pay them. Those are a few 2011 travel tips from Pauline Frommer, creator of a popular series of 14 guidebooks for budget-conscious but comfort-craving travelers. Frommer has been traveling the world since she was 4 months old, touring Europe while her father, Arthur, updated Europe on 5 Dollars a Day , the revolutionary guidebook that first came out in 1957.
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | By Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg News
WASHINGTON - Philadelphia International Airport and the three airports used by the Sept. 11 hijackers to initiate the terrorist attacks will be among 28 where preapproved frequent fliers can get through security faster as the Transportation Security Administration expands expedited screening. The expansion marks a potential shift in TSA screening processes begun after the 2001 attacks, said Jeffrey Sural, a former assistant TSA administator. "This is the beginning of a wholesale change to the screening experience," said Sural, now a lawyer and public-policy adviser.
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April 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SO, THE DOCTORS gave Mary Lacca three to six months to live after a diagnosis in the spring of 2012 of brain cancer. Not likely. Mary had no intention of letting her illness interfere with her life of devotion to family and church and the fun things she enjoyed doing. She wasn't going to turn off the stove that produced so many mouthwatering meals, or stop caring for her "Seven Stars," as she called her seven children, and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, Mary wanted to participate in her treatment.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
CORRECTION: A story Monday about Mayor Nutter's travels should have noted that he paid his own way to Democratic conventions in 2008 and 2012 even as the city paid for the rest of his entourage. Also, his office said it erred in totaling the city's costs for the 2008 event at $10,014, saying the correct figure was $7,296 — making it the second costliest of the trips described in the article and a chart. • Mayor Nutter's recent trip to Rome, where he posed with tourists, spoke with the pope, and slept in a five-star hotel, has renewed questions at home about his frequent travels.
TRAVEL
April 7, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
I'm remembering a single moment - a rather inglorious moment - at the Castle Harbour Hotel in Bermuda when I realized that, at least symbolically, the honeymoon was over. My new husband and I were preparing to go to dinner in the hotel dining room, and I was late. I'm always late. Always have been. No matter how desperately I try to be punctual, something always gets in the way. And on this July evening, five decades ago, my bridegroom was starving. "Are you ready yet?"
TRAVEL
April 7, 2014 | By Carrie Cushing, For The Inquirer
About three years ago, I was living my cushy lifestyle in Washington, without a thought of leaving. I had an amazing group of friends, a job and colleagues I adored, and a beautiful apartment in a perfect location on Connecticut Avenue. My now-husband, then-boyfriend, suddenly changed my entire life in one day. He explained that he had been offered a position with his company in Jakarta, Indonesia, and that he simply couldn't pass it up. He urged me to join him, but respected my wishes either way with a positive attitude of "we will make it work no matter what.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those who adored James Hart Jr. didn't know where in the world he would go next. But online, the 29-year-old left a digital trail of his adventures as he embraced his natural wanderlust. His blogs quoted Jack Kerouac. He shared photos of maps and art, and inspirational quotes. "You can buck tradition and others' expectations of you. You can triumph over your fears, by conquering your mind. You can take risks. And most of all, you can travel," he wrote on Facebook in June. "Jimmy" Hart, who grew up in Mantua, died doing all of those things.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | BY JOHN M. CRISP
  TWO QUESTIONS: Why doesn't our nation have more passenger trains? And does the younger generation's declining interest in driving imply an opening for the expansion of public high-speed rail? Last May, the New York Times reported that all of us, and especially the so-called millennials, are driving less. The Times cites a report from U.S. Pirg, a nonprofit advocacy organization, that documents a six-decade increase in miles driven per capita, and then a surprising eight-year decline in total miles driven and a corresponding per-capita decline since 1996.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
ROME - He's Philly's man in the Vatican, and he has close ties to all five counties of the Philadelphia region. The Rev. Bill Donovan, the fifth of eight children, grew up in Havertown's St. Denis Parish in Delaware County and went to Archbishop Carroll High School in Chester County. He taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Montgomery County, and at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Bucks County. He now works for an employee of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In January, Donovan became Archbishop Charles Chaput's liaison to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which is planning the enormous World Meeting of Families that could bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September 2015.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
In the age of phishing, digital Trojan horses, and massive computer hacks, it's important to remember that some scams and schemes arrive the old-fashioned way: via the phone or mail. My latest reminder: an official-looking mailing marked "Travel Check Voucher Enclosed" and "Personal and Confidential. " Inside, it bore the name "US Airlines" alongside a logo. Just for a moment, both seemed oddly familiar. Why? Probably because "US Airlines" evokes the name of an actual carrier, US Airways, and because the logo, reminiscent of an airplane tail, is similar to that used by many airlines.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S football team will open the season at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 28, in a night game. It's the Owls' first game against an SEC opponent since they lost at Vandy in 2006, Al Golden's first season as coach. The Commodores went 9-4 in 2013 for James Franklin, who has since moved on to Penn State. The Owls went 2-10, 1-7 for first-year coach Matt Rhule in the American Conference's inaugural season. Seven of their losses were by 10 points or fewer. Temple's home opener is Sept.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
This winter's weather has been worse for airlines than any other time since the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A string of brutal storms since Dec. 1 took a $5.8 billion toll on passengers, airlines, and U.S. airports, compared with $3.3 billion in a typical winter, according to masFlight, a software company specializing in airline operations. From Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, one million flights were delayed or canceled, affecting 90 million passengers. About one million passengers a day had travel plans interrupted, 200,000 more each day than in a usual winter.
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