In Turkey, bits of meat are wrapped in squares of pasta to make manti.
July 20, 2013 Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.
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United Airlines jets in San Francisco earlier this year.
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November 15, 2012 The airline's third major computer outage since June disrupted travel for thousands today. A couple hours after reports of the problem, United said it was getting back in the air.
August 13, 2012 Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.
Using a Mac may mean you'll see some pricier options when booking online.
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June 26, 2012 The travel site noticed that Mac users seem more likely to spend more on hotel rooms. So, it's experimenting with showing them costlier options than Windows users see. Is that smart business or unfair in some way?
An image from a demo of the Stuck on Earth app, which Lauren Goode of All Things D calls "a photographer's dream."
Stuck on Earth
May 24, 2012 Mobile phones and tablets have put a world of information at our fingertips, even when we're on the go. It would seem natural, then, for smartphones to help make traveling easier and more fun. But not all apps are created equal — so we got advice from Lauren Goode, a senior editor at the All Things D blog.
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Here goes nothing. A big jump over the Zambezi River in Africa.
April 24, 2012 Chances are your domestic health plan won't pick up the tab for medical care overseas, and it almost certainly won't cover you if you're seriously hurt and need to be evacuated by air to a medical facility. Even special polices to help overseas may not be enough if you engage in risky adventures.
Kelsey Blodget of Oyster.com photographs the lobby of New York's Trump SoHo hotel. The website relies on tech-savvy workers to create online reviews and track hotel bookings.
March 26, 2012 These days, hotels aren't just looking to hire bellhops, concierges and housekeepers. What the industry really needs are "knowledge workers" who understand how to use social media and new technologies to track — and attract — potential guests and boost revenue.
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The real magic at the Magic Kingdom happens after dark.
October 16, 2011 Some of the hottest times to visit Disney World come when the rest of the country is freezing cold. Christmas and New Year's are both wildly popular. So is Thanksgiving. And President's Day. If you plan to go, plan ahead. Here are 10 tips to help.
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August 16, 2011 In the last installment of The Talk of Horsfeld,the adventurers finally get their grizzly, and talk about the changes coming to Horsfeld, when proprietors Gretchen and Dick will hand the operation over to their sons.
The Tanana River, pictured from the side of the Alaska Highway.
August 15, 2011 In this installment of The Talk of Horsfeld, Neal Conan and his fellow adventurers share stories of harrowing experiences they've survived, while waiting for their friends to return from a long ride in the wilderness.
A marmot, climbing on the rocks in Alaska.
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August 11, 2011 On day three of Neal Conan's Alaska adventures, the travelers found a family of marmots. But that's not all the trail held — some of them also found a grizzly bear. He didn't pose for a photo, but it made a pretty good birthday present for Susan Miller Cormier.
Neal Conan stands with Gretel Ehrlich in the fields of cotton grass at Cline Creek.
August 10, 2011 In the second installation of Neal's travelogue from Alaska, the riders happen upon a mystery, in the form of a pile of feathers next to a glacier-fed stream. The Alaskan wilderness is a long way from the beach.
Neal Conan atop XL, a cross between a draft horse and a Morgan. He rode XL for two days, and Bruce the other three.
August 9, 2011 Neal Conan spent a week in the Alaska wilderness, riding daily with a group of writers and artists. His contribution was a daily news story, read each morning at breakfast. Today, and for the next four days, read along with The Talk of Horsfeld.
Rest stops around America
March 9, 2011 Photographer Lizzy Oppenheimer has misty watercolor memories of ... rest stops. And wants to photograph each one in America.
Southwest Airlines planes sat idle at Love Field airport in Dallas as snow fell on Feb. 4, 2011.
March 8, 2011 "We believe that we got it right," Secretary Ray LaHood told NPR. "And airlines recognize it's a rule they can live with."
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