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No More Layovers
There may be fewer layovers in your future. On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines announced new and returning daily nonstop flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Next summer, Southwest will add daily nonstop ...
Deck The Halls
What says Christmas holidays better than lots and lots of lights? Texas abounds in festive light displays, many of which are just a short road trip away from Austin. These ...
Airline Shocker
Although United Airlines has received a lot of criticism for lousy financial performance and poor service since it merged with Continental four years ago, it has been named the 2014 ...
Travel Smart
Frantic travelers can relieve some of the stress that connecting flights, rental cars and hotel reservations can induce with Dallas-based travel app Traxo, which is designed to help users manage ...
Travel Secrets
Locals wrinkled their brows and other travelers were in shocked disbelief that we even considered spending a few days in Noumea. But here we were, our travel plans foiled by ...
Travel Tips
Anyone who travels for business has had the misfortune of getting sick on the road. For those in sales or professional services, it can be more problematic because you are ...
Thanksgiving Traffic Tips
Thanksgiving, as a holiday, is an ode to the great American traditions: football, excessive amounts of food, stretchy pants and traffic that causes one to question if they really need ...
Escape The Cold
The first real cold front of the year recently hit Austin, sending most of us scrambling for coats and sweaters packed away since last winter. Layering those on is fun ...
Off the Strip
Here’s the thing about Las Vegas: From 1931 to oh, about three years ago, you pretty much knew what to expect from it. Gambling and gamblers are the main ...
Marfa Meets Vogue
Already a favorite of the Austin hip, the El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas has caught the eye of Vogue. Earlier this month, the top fashion magazine selected El Cosmico as ...
Bullet Train Speeds Closer
The privately funded bullet train that aims to connect Dallas and Houston is continuing to move forward, as several potential rail routes between the two cities have been revealed. The ...
Jet Setter’s Paradise
Sprawling mansions, personal chefs and a private island or two have propelled Austin-based company HomeAway to the top of the ultra-luxury vacation rental market, the company announced Thursday. Launched just ...
In Our Own Backyard
If you're looking to treat yourself to some luxury R&R, you won't have to travel far to find a lush, award-winning spa. Lake Austin Spa Resort is ...
Ebola Update
An employee from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is now quarantined on a cruise ship off the coast of Belize for Ebola monitoring. The woman, who boarded the cruise ship ...
Italy in 10 Days
Editor's note: CultureMap contributor Jane Howze continues tales from her 10-day romp through Italy. For those who have not been to Venice it’s like no other place on ...

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