Travel

8:47am

Wed September 25, 2013
Food & Food Culture

Getting A Taste Of Iceland Ahead Of Denver Showcase

Sous Chef Ingi þ Friðriksson at the LAVA Restaurant, Iceland
Nathan Heffel KUNC

If you try to use Google Maps to figure out how to get to Iceland from Colorado, it’ll admit that it can’t calculate it. As the crow flies, it’s about 3,609 miles. Of course, the Taste of Iceland aims to bring it all closer to Colorado.

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10:39am

Tue September 24, 2013
Business

Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 1:18 pm

Part of the previously submerged, severely damaged right side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen in an upright position last week after it was righted by salvage crews in Isola del Giglio, Italy.
Marco Secchi Getty Images

Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, reported a third quarter profit nearly a third lower than a year ago following a series of embarrassing and deadly mishaps involving its ships.

Carnival turned a $934 million profit for the period June through August, down 30 percent from the same quarter in 2012.

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3:28pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Business

Spirit Airlines Sees Business Take Off With Raunchy Ads

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Spirit Airlines has gotten notice — and criticism — for its racy ads.
Courtesy of Spirit Airlines

South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is known for being cheap. It boasts "ultralow" base fares and then charges for items such as carry-on luggage or printing out your boarding pass at the airport.

That thrift carries over to Spirit's advertising. Even compared with other low-cost airlines, Spirit spends almost nothing on ads. And yet the company makes a surprising splash with its campaigns. A visit to Spirit headquarters reveals the secrets of its marketing.

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2:45am

Mon September 2, 2013
Around the Nation

In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 8:58 am

If you're planning that last summer road trip, you might want to pull those maps out of the attic.
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Once a standard fixture at every gas station, good old fashioned paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But, there are places that can baffle your high tech gadgets.

Getting yourself lost in a rural state is an easy thing to do. Pavement turns into dirt track, and before you know it, you're driving through miles of woods and boulders, and your GPS isn't helping.

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11:19am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Bill For Three Years In Airport Parking Lot? $106,000

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:17 pm

A "Denver Boot" wheel lock attached to a car in a parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Chicago resident Jennifer Fitzgerald has finally settled her airport parking tickets — $106,000 worth of them.

But she'll pay just a small fraction of what she originally owed under a deal she's reached for a car registered in her name that was left for nearly three years in an employee parking lot at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

According to a lawsuit that was dismissed last week, Fitzgerald's ex-beau, Brandon Preveau, who worked at O'Hare, abandoned the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, where it began collecting tickets on Nov. 17, 2009.

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