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Batter Up! 8 Great Baseball Towns

Batter Up! 8 Great Baseball Towns

May 7, 2014


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By Kristina Fazzalaro Oyster.com (MCT) It’s officially slugger season and the Oyster gang can’t wait to check out a game. Although we may be divided between the Yanks and the Mets here in NYC, one thing we all can agree on is that there’s nothing quite like a spring day at the ballpark. And ...

10 Dos and Don’ts For Spring Break

10 Dos and Don’ts For Spring Break

Missi Richardson, Reporter/Photographer

March 7, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories, Travel

Spring break is one of the most anticipated times of the year. Whether you are going to visit friends or family, party, or just take a vacation from the books, it is exciting. But how many of you are really prepared? Here are some tips to help you with planning and being safe on Spring break. 1. Tell fa...

7 Beach Destinations You Have Not Tried Yet

7 Beach Destinations You Have Not Tried Yet

February 26, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Travel

By Kelsey Blodget Oyster.com (MCT) When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we’ll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you’ve been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested ...

Cool Travel Apps And Websites

Cool Travel Apps And Websites

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Outdoors, Travel

By Ellen Creager Detroit Free Press (MCT) App: MetrO, available for iPhone and other platforms (see http://nanika.net/.) Lowdown: Basic directions from here to there on subways for hundreds of cities. Helpful for trip planning so you can see how far it is from one spot to another. For in...

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

By Katie Humphrey

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology, Travel

Do smartphone traffic apps really work? Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble. It’s the commuter’s constant question: Stay the course despite the traffic jam or stray in search of a faster route? Winter weather only...

Traveling the World: Italy and Spain

Jackson Miller

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Travel

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to another country, Northeast Community College has you covered. In the spring of 2014 the Northeast Community College “Go Global” Program is taking a trip over seas to Italy and Spain. In preparation for this trip students at northeast and satellite campuses must...

7 beach resorts that are affordable and awesome

7 beach resorts that are affordable and awesome

December 5, 2013


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By Kelsey Blodget www.Oyster.com MCT Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that considering a hotel’s value is just as important as considering its rooms and features. It’s hard to enjoy a nice resort when you feel like you’ve been ripped off, and ...

Hotels with views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Hotels with views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 27, 2013


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www.Oyster.com MCT The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is truly a sight to behold — so it’s no wonder that visitors flock to see it’s fabulous floats. But jostling for a view while braving the chilly November weather is hardly the ideal way to enjoy the spectacle. That’s why hotels alo...

Make sure your holiday travels are merry — not scary — for animals

Make sure your holiday travels are merry — not scary — for animals

November 21, 2013


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By Lindsay Pollard-Post People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (MCT) If you’re heading home for the holidays — or just using your time off to travel somewhere sunny and warm — you’re in good company: During Thanksgiving alone, some 25 million people will be flying. Since holidays a...

The weirdest hotel spa services EVER

The weirdest hotel spa services EVER

October 17, 2013


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www.Oyster.com MCT Sometimes spa treatments tip over the edge of relaxing and enter the realm of downright strange. From fish pedicures to snow rooms, hotels around the globe are offering unique (and kinda weird) options for guests to indulge in. Some might swear by these alternative services, ...

Roller coasters, trapeze lessons and more: Top kid-friendly hotel attractions

Roller coasters, trapeze lessons and more: Top kid-friendly hotel attractions

September 19, 2013


Filed under Outdoors, Travel

www.Oyster.com MCT If you want to plan a family vacation with wow factor, look no further: Picking a hotel with one of the following kid-friendly attractions will earn you major points with your kids. And with activities this fun, you just may end up acting like a kid yourself. WATER PARKS ...

Jetsetter Gypsy offers chic traveling advice

Jetsetter Gypsy offers chic traveling advice

September 5, 2013


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Jetsetter Gypsy offers chic traveling advice By Alicia McElhaney McClatchy-Tribune (MCT) Traveling abroad is supposed to be sexy, glamorous and chic. But all too often, a traveler’s expectations fall flat when she falls into tourist traps and lands back into her comfort zone. Cue Amy ...

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