Thu04242014

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Literary landmarks: Independent bookstores reveal cities' character


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Locally owned and operated bookstores – like Shakespeare and Company in Paris – offer insight into a city’s vibe.

Travel writer Arthur Frommer, who founded the “Europe on $5 a Day” guidebooks more than a half-century ago, suggests that bookstores are a great place to meet local residents when traveling. You can find out a lot about a place and maybe even dine with natives if you attend an author lecture.

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Airport lounges offer travelers comforts of home – for a price


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The American Express Centurion Lounge at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport features comfortable seating, left, as well as lounge chairs, right, for travelers facing long layovers. American Express cardholders can purchase day passes for the lounge for $50.

As we rushed to make our connecting flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Tampa, lugging our carry-ons, cameras and food, we stopped at the boards.

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