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Susan Michelle's Compass

New Suitcases To Rock Your Travel
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By travel lifestylist Susan Michelle on Nov 21, 2009 - 4:54:15 PM
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LOS ANGELES—A suitcase is one of those things you don’t buy too often. Why invest any more money on something that just takes up precious space most of the year?


  Treasures Abound On High Seas””Take A Cruise!
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Oct 17, 2009 - 6:51:43 PM
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LOS ANGELES—With modern-day pirate attacks, illness outbreaks and passengers falling overboard, cruise lines have been getting a bad rap lately.


The Modern Weekender's Packing List
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Sep 18, 2009 - 7:06:18 PM
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LOS ANGELES—When it comes to the weekend jaunt, most would say that packing for it should be easy. It’s just a couple of days, so you don’t need much, right? Wrong! A two-day trip is harder to pack.

  Disconnect The Tech And Reconnect With Life
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Aug 16, 2009 - 5:11:51 PM
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LOS ANGELES—This week: No question one can't survive daily life without technology.  But, do you really need the gadgetry when you travel, too?  Here's an argument for traveling tech-lite.


The 10 Commandments Of Travel
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Jul 12, 2009 - 7:13:52 PM
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LOS ANGELES—Are you someone who doesn't travel much? Perhaps someone clueless about how to do it right? Maybe you know someone who is not road-savvy and could use a little advice? 

  Forget The Guidebook Plan Your Trip Online
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Jun 13, 2009 - 4:47:32 PM
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UNITED STATES—
This week: You've chosen your locale.  You've booked the flights.  Now what? Start planning the 21st century way.


The Drag Of Carry-On
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on May 27, 2009 - 7:36:49 PM
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LOS ANGELES
Many people choose to fly with carry-on bags rather than check them. But are you updated on all of the latest rules and restrictions? Read on.


  Flying And Surfing The Internet-Friendly Skies
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on May 16, 2009 - 6:18:57 PM

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CALIFORNIA—The Web has finally hit the friendly skies, and it's about time! This year U.S. airlines are finally letting air travelers get online, and it's not a moment too soon.  Who's offering the service?



Next Vacation? Be A Kid Again At Summer Camp For Grown-Ups
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Apr 25, 2009 - 5:13:07 PM
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This week: Summer's coming up, and for many families, that means one thing: summer camp for the kids.  If you find yourself a bit nostalgic just thinking about it, why not join them? Join now!


  The Magic of a Weekend Away Full of Nothing
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Apr 12, 2009 - 6:15:06 PM
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LOS ANGELES—Economy got you down? Nothing but your to-do list on your mind? If you feel the stress starting to take its toll on you and your loved ones, drop everything, and take off this weekend.



Breaking The Language Barrier Abroad
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Mar 28, 2009 - 5:26:38 PM
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VARIOUS—The language barrier is an age-old problem when traveling in a foreign land. But, lucky for us, the information age has brought with it a few new tools to make communicating easier than ever.


  Can”™t Sleep On A Plane? Maybe You Haven”™t Tried These”¦
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Mar 14, 2009 - 7:57:25 PM

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UNITED STATESIf you're one of those folks who just can't sleep in a plane, all you've been missing is the right pillow.  Didn't know there were pillows beyond what the airline provides?  Read on.



Arrested Abroad? Minimize Your Stay At The Behind Bars Inn
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Feb 22, 2009 - 11:59:05 PM

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This week: When you plan a vacation abroad, I'm sure getting busted isn't on anyone's to do list...but it happens.  If that happens to you, what should you do?  Prepare yourself for the, "What if..."



  Latest Travel Deals You Can't Afford To Pass Up
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Jan 31, 2009 - 10:26:03 PM
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This week:  If you thought travel was out of the question this year due to strained finances, think again: this is the year for you,
especially if your spare cash is minimal.


TECH BLECH: CES 2009”™s New Travel Gadgetry
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Jan 18, 2009 - 7:07:39 PM

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Every year, January's Consumer Electronics Show tips us off to the cool new gadgets hitting the market soon—including travel gadgets.  This year, the search for great travel doo-dads was tough.



  ”™08 Lessons And ”™09 Predictions For The Travel World
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Jan 4, 2009 - 12:29:57 PM
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This week: With 2008 being one of the wackiest years for travel in recent memory, we look back at the travel lessons learned from the year, and look ahead to what we can possibly expect in travel in 2009.


The Traveler's Holiday Gift Guide 2008
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Dec 21, 2008 - 4:53:35 PM
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Any travelers on your holiday list?  If so, I've got some budget-conscious gift ideas for you.  From green to electronic, there's something for everyone in my 2008-2009 traveler's holiday gift guide.

  Stuck Waiting At The Terminal?
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Dec 14, 2008 - 4:32:32 PM
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LOS ANGELESIf you’ve ever played the waiting game you know time can seem to move at a snail’s pace.  There’s nothing you can do about it, so might as well keep yourself busy! 


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Dec 7, 2008 - 4:15:54 PM

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LOS ANGELES
Happy holidays! Whether you have to travel far away or just to the dining room this season. Wherever you are, soak in the smells and remember what your holidays smell like.



  Thanks For 21st Century Travel
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Nov 23, 2008 - 3:09:09 PM
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Frustrated by all the recent changes affecting travelers?  Feeling overwhelmed by the general gloom and doom of the world lately?  This Thanksgiving, let’s remember to be thankful for modern-day travel.

Roadtrips Of A Lifetime
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Nov 9, 2008 - 12:02:18 AM
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LOS ANGELESNo matter what stage of life you're in, the road trip is a must-do travel experience.  It's quintessentially American and a rite-of-passage.



  Travel Insurance: Protecting Your Journey In Unpredictable Times
Travel : Susan Michelle's Compass
By Susan Michelle on Oct 26, 2008 - 2:56:18 PM
 
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LOS ANGELES—When planning a trip, we imagine everything will go perfectly, but it doesn't always.  How can you protect yourself from unexpected travel disaster? 


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