Travel news roundup A truly underground hotel, the best time to travel "ever", sandboarding in Oregon, and other news from the past week. Budget Travel Monday, Oct 13, 2008, 2:21 PM Christmas lights at San Antonio's River Walk, 2007 (Courtesy jmtimages/Flickr) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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oct 13 2008

Travel news roundup

Christmas lights at San Antonio's River Walk, 2007 (Courtesy jmtimages/Flickr)

A few travel stories that caught my eye this past week:

5 reasons to travel during the holidays Will this year be the best time to travel — ever? [CNN]

Carnival fuel surcharges being eliminated The cruise line will eliminate the cost on 2010 bookings — the same time a price increase goes into effect. Some customers sailing in 2008 and 2009 will be eligible for refunds. [Miami Herald]

A look at smoking bans worldwide in a nifty mash-up map [Jaunted]

Best Guidebooks to NYC Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and HG2 all come in for praise [New York Times]

Trying to translate snow to sand Sandboarding in Oregon: not as crazy as it looks at first [Boston Globe]

Swiss bunker becomes first zero-star hotel The windowless, underground hotel, not yet open to the public, will have "images from the outside" projected on a large screen. [AP via Yahoo]

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