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Friday, Feb 16

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Why more people are flying private — and how to become one of them

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We all love arriving to new and thrilling destinations, but sometimes the journey can be a real pain in the butt.

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Name that airport ...

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Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

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LAX people-mover project moves forward

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The long-sought goal of being able to get in and out of LAX via an automated people mover instead of by car or bus has taken a step forward.

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Disney's Toy Story Land to open June 30

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New lands and attractions based on Pixar characters will be opening at parks on both coasts.

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Quirky hotel rooms inspired by cartoons and comics

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From Barbie to Tintin, hotels around the world are finding new ways to appeal to the next generation of traveler.

10 great places to try a Moscow Mule

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The drink, made from vodka, ginger beer and lime, is finding mass popularity.

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Presidential homes: Famous residences of the commanders-in-chief

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Presidential residences often say more about the president than their official libraries or museums.

Safari by sea: Inside the new crop of cruises that let you explore South Africa

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Luxury line Crystal Cruises is one of several cruise operators offering extended voyages to South Africa's safari country.

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America's authentic Chinese restaurants

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog with dim sum, dumplings, noodles and fried rice at these famous or new Chinese eateries.

This baker's pies are the most beautiful thing on Instagram

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We managed to cook up an interview with the internet’s favorite dessert-maker

Thursday, Feb 15

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Fog: Southwest grounds Chicago flights until 6 p.m. CT

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Conditions at Chicago Midway airport were so bad that Southwest Airlines had grounded all of its flights there through 6 p.m. local time.

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Southwest Airlines reveals five new routes as it extends schedule into fall

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Several of the new routes will put Southwest into highly competitive markets. Among those: Southwest will take on Delta on Atlanta-Nashville flights.

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Ten ski resorts with the best conditions right now

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Skiers who cancelled trips or stayed away from the mountains due to lack of snow should be taking another look at trips.

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Name that airport ... (Raleigh/Durham, 2000)

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Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

February's #avgeek gallery: 76 cool aviation photos

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Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from locations around the world.

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Royal Caribbean shows off features on Symphony of the Seas, world's largest cruise ship

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The 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas will be able to carry nearly 6,700 passengers.

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Eight ways to experience Asia in Vancouver

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Containing many cultures within a single metropolis, Vancouver makes it easy to experience the essence of Asia without the hassle of a trans-Pacific flight.

Seven ooey gooey cheesy foods worth traveling for

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From bread boats carrying cheese to flaming fromage, these dishes might just have you buying a plane ticket.

Presidential stay: Hotels that hosted the commander in chief

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Celebrate President's Day weekend with a stay in a hotel frequented by America's commanders-in-chief.

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Great American restaurants where presidents have dined

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In honor of President's Day weekend, Great American Bites celebrates restaurants where Obama, Clinton, the Bush's, and even George Washington dined.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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WOW Air will 'pause' its service to Miami

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WOW Air will 'pause' its Miami schedule this spring, a move that could be the first stumble for the budget carrier in its breakneck U.S. expansion.

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The USA's friskiest cities for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is the most amorous holiday on the calendar. Mobile booking has made getting a hotel room easier than ever.

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Qatar Airways will keep growing despite Mideast spat, CEO says

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CEO says spat has as forced carrier to fly longer routes through Turkey and Iran and has hit the company's bottom line, but not its expansion plans.

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Abandoned America: Faded factories across the USA

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See striking photographs of of places where industry once thrived but now rusts.

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Sneak peek: Inside Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, largest cruise ship ever

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Nearing completion at a shipyard in France, the 228,081-ton vessel is scheduled to debut in late March.

United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover

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Passengers on a United Airlines flight got a jolt Tuesday when the engine cover came off their Boeing 777 as it was en route to Honolulu from San Francisco.

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How chocolate became associated with romance

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It’s almost guaranteed you’ll be eating chocolate this week