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Pentagon handed out $419 million in improper travel reimbursements last year – Washington Times

Pentagon handed out $419 million in improper travel reimbursements last year – Washington Times

Enlarge Photo ** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2012 photo, an American Airlines … moreĀ > Facebook Follow @washtimes During the recent sequester debate, the Pentagon was among the most vocal federal agencies in describing the potential impact of the automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1. It has not been as vocal, however, […]

Travel Site TripAdvisor Buys TinyPost To Fill Out Its Mobile And Social Ambitions – TechCrunch

Travel Site TripAdvisor Buys TinyPost To Fill Out Its Mobile And Social Ambitions – TechCrunch

TripAdvisor, the travel site built around destination guides and user reviews, today made another acquisition: it has bought Tiny Post, an iOS app that lets users take pictures, write captions over them, and then share them with people on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it looks like […]

Travel site ranks Rangers Ballpark among 10 best baseball venues in nation – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Travel site ranks Rangers Ballpark among 10 best baseball venues in nation – Dallas Morning News (blog)

According to TravelAdvisor.com, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington deserves a spot in the lineup of best baseball stadiums in the country. Fans cheer at the start of the Texas Rangers-Baltimore Orioles American League Wildcard playoff MLB baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 5, 2012. (Michael Ainsworth//The Dallas Morning News) The site included the […]

Google kills Frommer’s print travel guides – CNET (blog)

Google kills Frommer’s print travel guides – CNET (blog)

(Credit: Frommer Travel Guide) Frommer’s, the popular travel guidebook series, will no longer be available in print, according to a report today from travel news site Skift. Google, which bought the series in August, has stopped the publication of the print versions, authors of the books told Skift. The search giant quietly removed the bookstore […]

Google kills Frommer’s print travel guides – CNET (blog)

Google kills Frommer’s print travel guides – CNET (blog)

(Credit: Frommer Travel Guide) Frommer’s, the popular travel guidebook series, will no longer be available in print, according to a report today from travel news site Skift. Google, which bought the series in August, has stopped the publication of the print versions, authors of the books told Skift. The search giant quietly removed the bookstore […]

Too ill to travel, Hawking will appear in Houston by video – Houston Chronicle

Stephen Hawking, a brilliant theoretical physicist and putatively the world’s most famous living scientist, is too ill to travel to Houston from Britain for a public lecture. Doctors would not allow trans-Atlantic travel for the 71-year-old, who has lived for half a century with a motor neuron disease. “He is in frail condition, and his […]

Can you trust that travel deal? Use this checklist – USA TODAY

Insisting on doing business over the phone, demanding payment more than 60 days in advance and wanting you to sign up for a club are just three possible red flags to alert you to a travel scam.(Photo: BananaStock, Getty Images) With hundreds of providers out there vying for your travel dollars, how do you know […]

Coffee comes home: How the cappuccino conquered South Africa – CNN International

Coffee comes home: How the cappuccino conquered South Africa – CNN International

Not so long ago, if you ordered a cup of coffee in South Africa you needed to specify “filter” to avoid getting instant. A decade ago, there was no cafe culture, nowhere to go for a flat white and certainly no expectation of locally roasted beans. Those days are gone. Specialist coffee shops did nearly […]

Sochi 2014: Travel still an issue for NHL – NBCSports.com

Travel to and from Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics continues to be an issue for ongoing negotiations as to whether the National Hockey League players will participate. According to a piece in the Globe and Mail by Allan Maki on Wednesday, the NHL would have to shut down operations for approximately 18 days […]

High gas prices cut into spring break travel, survey says – Los Angeles Times

With average gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, fewer Southern California residents say they plan to take a leisure trip over spring break, according to a survey by the Auto Club of Southern California. The annual survey of Auto Club members found that 47% said they plan at least one leisure trip this spring […]