Today in Travel News for April 19th 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for April 19th 2010

  • London: Looking for a silver lining? Free sights! – Alex Robinson recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    The volcanic dust cloud may slowly be lifting, but even the most optimistic doubt that all of the delayed passengers will have boarded planes until the end of this week. If your budget's stretched to the breaking point and you're saving your nickels and dimes by sitting in the airport terminal, think again. There are far better places to while away the hours. For free. Here are a few tips.

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    Olafur Eliasson show at Tate Modern (Courtesy Alex Robinson)

    Museums
    Most of London's best museums charge no admission fee. These include the V&A (for fashion and costume down the ages), the Natural History Museum (for dinosaurs and kid-friendly interactive exhibits). There's even an RAF Museum—with a series of huge hangars filled with stationary aircraft—perfect for those looking to feel sorry for themselves. For something altogether more soothing try the British Museum's Asian collection. There are few public spaces in London more tranquil than Room 33—which is filled with serene Buddhas. Perfect for rising above it all. So to speak.

  • Reader advice on airline cancellations – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    In light of Europe's mass flight cancellations, I think it's worth spotlighting some of the helpful pointers that Budget Travel readers have recently posted about how to handle rebookings.

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