Liz Behler

Liz Behler

Freelance Travel Writer/Editor

liz.behler@gmail.com

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Abu Dhabi Gets Gold Vending Machine

Like something from a James Bond film, Abu Dhabi's top hotel, the Emirates Palace, recently debuted a vending machine that dispenses gold bars.
The machine, named Gold To Go, allows customers to trad...

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A Good Samaritan Steps in at the Airport

Debra Anderson Times are tough for flyers-not only are baggage fees rising as the economy continues to struggle, but recent events have caused an increase in airport security, adding delays and a heig...

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An Instant Cure for Jet-Lag?

An instant cure for jet-lag may be closer than you think. According to the London Daily Mail, scientists recently identified key changes in the brain associated with jet lag-a discovery that may lead ...

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Are Body Scanners the Answer? Readers Respond

Transportation Security Administration Earlier this month we spoke to Jon Allen, a TSA spokesman, to get the low-down on the controversial full body scanners that will be popping up at airports around...

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Best Islands for Doing Nothing - AOL Travel Ideas

We've pulled together a list of the best islands around the world where you can practice. We have our favorites, and encourage you to pick your own, pack your bags and proceed to do nothing.

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Branson Unveils Underwater Plane

Virgin Richard Branson, the self-made billionaire of Virgin fame, has yet another new toy to play with: an underwater plane.
Less than two months after the debut of the world's first spaceship design...

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Cruise Ship Environmental Report Card Results "Aren't Pretty"

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Friends of the Earth, an environmental group based in San Francisco, releas...

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Cruise Ship Restrooms Aren't as Clean as You Think

A recent study of cruise ship cleanliness shows a link between poorly cleaned cruise ship restrooms and the likelihood of an outbreak of norovirus infection.
The study, which is the first study of en...

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Cruise with Gorbachev, Condoleezza Rice

Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the last head of state of the USSR, has another item to add to his illustrious resume: cruise ship entertaine...

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FAA Relaxes Ban on Antidepressants

The Federal Aviation Administration is lifting a long-standing ban on psychiatric medications, allowing some pilots who take select antidepressants to return to duty.
Starting today, the FAA will con...

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Fake Bomb Smuggled onto US-Bound Plane

Wikimedia Commons A Dutch undercover journalist successfully smuggled what could have been liquid explosives on a United States-bound flight departing Amsterdam.
Journalist Alberto Stegeman demonstra...

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Fewer Rest Stops Add to Travel Woes

Travelers driving during the holiday will find fewer open rest stops along the highways.
Rest areas have been targeted in recent efforts to curb state spending and alleviate budget concerns. What sta...

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Hilton and JetBlue Partner Loyalty Programs

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Hilton JetBlue and Hilton have teamed up to provide more perks to card-carrying members of the...

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Historic Ship May be Headed for Scrap Yard

Wikimedia Commons Conservationists are warning that the SS United States, the fastest ocean liner in the world, is headed for the scrap yard.
The SS United States Conservancy, a nonprofit group inten...

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List Ranks America's Best, Deadliest Roads

Travelers hitting the road this summer may want to do their research first: Reader's Digest recently announced their list of the best, worst, and deadliest roads in America.
Kansas, Wisconsin, and Mo...