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The National Park Service is opening John F. Kennedy's boyhood home to the public Nov. 25, the 49th anniversary of the national day of mourning that followed the late president's 1963 assassination.
Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, was shot to death Nov. 22, 1963, during a visit to Dallas.
Admission to the three-story, 1914 house in Brookline, Mass., is free, with guided tours offered...Read more »
Spirit Airlines' new baggage fees for carry-ons have begun, just in time for holiday travel.
The first domestic airline to charge for carry-ons is, as of Nov. 6, tacking on a fee up to $100 for bags that go into the overhead bins. When purchased in advance online, the fee is $35 prior to check-in, up from $30. Wait until you get to the airport and the charge is $50, a $10 increase; at the...Read more »
Air New Zealand's 'Hobbit'-inspired safety video features Peter Jackson, chance to win premiere tickets
Smartly pulling on one of its homeland's most famous exports, Air New Zealand has a new safety video that references the forthcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Flight attendants dressed as elves guide passengers -- many with furry feet -- through the usual instructions about life jackets and location of emergency exits. Gollum makes a digital appearance and director Peter...Read more »
If your mind's already drifting to snow drifts, this may be a trip to book: a Ski with a Pro experience in Deer Valley, Utah.
The Montage Deer Valley resort, already known as a ski destination, has paired with Olympic professionals based in Park City for retreats that allow for plenty of time on the slopes with a top athlete.
Three-day packages, available from Dec. 7, 2012, through April...Read more »
The movies may have wrapped, but the Harry Potter phenomenon continues to soar like Buckbeak the Hippogriff. Proof abounds, from the studio tour in London to "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Orlando, but you need not travel quite so far to scratch that fan itch.
The touring "Harry Potter: The Exhibition," which premiered in April 2009, returns to New York,...Read more »
A recent Hotels.com survey gave New York City a No. 2 ranking among the world's best taxis. With 1,600 participants polled across 28 countries, the survey took place in July, the site announced Thursday in a news release.
London taxis were found to be the best of the best, with the Top Five filled out by Tokyo (No. 3), Shanghai (4) and Bangkok (5).
Of the seven categories folks voted...Read more »
If the amount of ghost-story-driven television shows is any indication, these are salad days for the supernatural. We share a common language of orbs, apparitions and EVPs, thanks to shows like the low-budget "My Ghost Story" and well-scripted "Paranormal Witness."
Why let all this knowledge go to waste? This Halloween season, hitch a ride on a ghost tour. There are plenty...Read more »
Travel site Jetsetter.com launched Jetsetter Now Wednesday, with deals on same-day bookings featuring savings up to 60 percent off.
Via a free app available for the iPhone and iPad, members will receive the daily deals at noon, whatever their time zone, the company announced in a release. Jetsetter membership is free.
For now offers are in seven cities -- New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...Read more »
Southwest Airlines has announced a 40-percent sale on some round-trip flights.
This “Big Winter Sale” has a 72-hour window, and flights need to be booked by Oct. 11. Travel dates must be from Nov. 28 to Dec. 12 and Jan. 7 to Feb. 13, with some blackout dates (including Sundays).
Some city pairings are excluded from the deal.
When booking on southwest.com or SWABIZ.com, use the...Read more »
As the weather turns cooler and we push our iced cocktails aside, it's time to go straight. Straight for neat whiskey (or, whiskey, if you're talking Scottish), and the timing couldn't be better.
We have a wealth of whiskey/whiskey tastings this fall on into the winter, everything from informal yet educational sippers with Brooklyn's new Camp Whiskey to the indulgence that is the Whisky Advocate's...Read more »