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Planning your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark
Susan Spano // 07.30.09
BIKE COPENHAGEN WITH MIKE 011-45-26-39-56-88, www.bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk, depart from Copenhagen Bikes at 11 Reventlowsgade on the west side of the main train station. Tours available through Sept. 30. The tour costs about $30 and bikes can be rented in the cycle center for about $15. ...


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A bicycle trip through Thailand becomes a tribute
Stephanie Ager Kirz // 07.29.09
One single strand of string bound us together: 17 travelers, 32 guardian spirits, four guides, and a Buddhist monk. We all sat on mats in front of the monk waiting for something to happen. \"The Ageb and his helpers will put jasmine leis around your necks and unwrap a ball of twine to encircl...


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Stockholm a stunning blend of old and new
Rick Steves // 07.29.09
With its steel-and-glass Modernist buildings and dedication to green living, Stockholm has the feel of a gleaming metropolis, but it offers a satisfying mix of old and new, from a well-preserved 17th Century warship to its glittering 20th Century City Hall. Before you visit, study up at http:/...


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For some frequent fliers, trading miles is the way to go
The Associated Press // 07.29.09
Scott Hintz needed more miles with American Airlines to book a free trip to Morocco this spring, and he had several thousand miles from another carrier that he thought might be just the ticket. The San Francisco travel executive went online, found a willing trader for his Alaska Airlines mile...


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News from around the world
From The Associated Press // 07.29.09
Mexico City gives medical insurance to tourists MEXICO CITY – The Mexico City government has launched a program to provide medical insurance to cover tourists who face health problems while visiting the capital. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the program was proposed during the April swine flu o...


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How long will Disney prop up attendance with deep discounts?
Jason Garcia // 07.29.09
The Walt Disney Co. has managed to keep its theme parks filled so far this year with a series of deep discounts that have helped lure travelers despite the global recession. The question now, company watchers say, is how long will Disney have to continue using promotions to prop up attendance?...


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Planning your trip to Denmark
Susan Spano // 07.29.09
THE BEST WAY From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Copenhagen is offered on Delta, British, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Continental, United, American, with frequent connections on SAS. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $900. Odense can be reached by train from Copenha...


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Once home to Aryan Nations, northern Idaho makes progress
Christopher Reynolds // 07.25.09
For all its natural wonders, northern Idaho has a recent social history that scares some travelers. And the man in the middle of that history is Richard Butler. Butler, a Southern California aerospace engineer and avowed racist, was the founder of the group Aryan Nations. In the early 1970s, B...


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Programs on travel writing, Europe and India
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.25.09
GLOBAL Travel writing Readings by Susan Van Allen, Jill Paris and Chris Epting, whose work is included in \"The Best Travel Writing 2009: True Stories From Around the World.\" When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP: (6...


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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a relaxing lakeside retreat
Christopher Reynolds // 07.25.09
Say yes to huckleberries, yes to lazy days by the lake, yes to fast bikes on long trails. Say no to fancy French pronunciation. Say no, also, to white supremacy. And say no, thank you, to the Rocky Mountain oysters at the Snake Pit restaurant east of town, unless you like bull testicles. Fo...


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