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Astoria Characters: The Woman With the World at Her Fingertips

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She's traveled all over the world, but today, and nearly every day, the longest journey that Anastasia Damianeas will take is from her home to her office.

How a Travel Agent Works

Sally Black | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Sally Black

When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen... Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask "Do Travel Agents still exist?" as if they were magically staring into the eyes of a unicorn.

When to Use a Travel Agent

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Many people presume that the rise of do-it-yourself booking engines like and all but wiped out travel agencies -- Yahoo recently declared a career as a travel agent a "dead-end job." But that's not necessarily the case.

Edward Snowden Could Have Saved A Lot Of Trouble

Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy

Edward Snowden's whereabouts have attracted international scrutiny ever since he leaked classified NSA documents. If he'd used just a tad more foresig...

When It Comes to Planning That Dream Vacation, Smaller May Be Better

Ronen Paldi | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

There are many reasons to visit many of the world's most exotic and memorable locations. The world is a big place, but that doesn't mean your only choice when making travel arrangements is with a big travel company.

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

Astoria Characters: The Canines' Constant Companion

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Hey, Dog Walker!" The shout-out bounds across the street like a puppy fetching a stick. Erin O'Meara, leash and iPod in hand, waves.

50 Most Asked Travel Questions

Times Online | Richard Green | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sunday Times travel expert Richard Green answers your most common dilemmas, from the perfect Paris pad to getting into America without queuing. 1. I'...