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In an effort to resuscitate Japan's tourism industry after the recent
tsunami and nuclear disaster, the country's tourism agency announced
plans this week to offer 10,000 free flights to Japan in the coming year. Travelers interested in taking advantage of the offer will need to submit an application to the agency.
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Tired of revisiting the same old beach year after year on the
routine and always predictable family vacation? Do your all your
trips seem to bleed together in haze of souvenir shops, theme parks
and too much driving? It's time to get away from the typical
rotation of vacation spots and discover something new.
International travel might seem intimidating at first glance, but
there's a whole world beyond crowded waterparks and gaudy tourist
traps--and it's more accessible than you might think.
If you live in southern California, you've no doubt heard about next weekend's "Carmageddon," when a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed for construction. From July 15th through 17th, the 405 North will be closed between the 10 and the 101.
If you or anyone you know has been to the Big Apple, you know how expensive hotel rooms can be! Generally, hotel rooms in New York City are two to three times more expensive than anywhere else. But you don't have to pay those ridiculous prices!
One of the most expensive parts of traveling is staying in a hotel. While you are going to spend some money, you don't have to go overboard. In fact, if you know what you are doing you can stay at a top notch hotel without spending your entire lodging budget.
Below are three tips, based on my recent experiences, which can help you get a better deal on your next hotel stay: