Travel News and Notes for February 16th 2012 through February 17th 2012

Bringing you what’s new in travel for February 16th 2012 through February 17th 2012:

  • What is your favorite historical spot in America? – Budget Travel recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:We get to share our travel picks with you all year long. Now it’s your turn.
  • This Spring, Get a Second Night Free at KOA Campgrounds – Brad Tuttle recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:For one weekend this spring, when you pay for campsite or cabin on Friday night, Saturday night is tossed in for free.
  • Famous fountains – HeidiS recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:When I visited Rome a few years ago with my mother, one of our stops was at the famous Trevi Fountain. She had tossed a lira in it 30 years ago on her first trip to Rome, so it seemed that the legend does indeed come true: Those who throw a coin in the fountain are destined to return to the city someday. Unfortunately, this sunny day was so crowded we could barely get close enough to the fountain to even take a picture, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Before leaving, I managed to throw a euro in the water, so only time will tell if I’ll ever be back.

    Trevi Fountain, like many in Italy, was designed to mark the endpoint of one of Rome’s ancient aqueducts. Other fountains were created merely for entertainment or as showpieces, like those at Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Some started almost as an accident: Geneva, Switzerland’s famous Jet d’Eau began as a way to release water pressure in a lake, but became a beloved part of the city.

    Fountains are fascinating landmarks of any city lucky enough to have one. We searched the world for our favorite examples, new and old, of fountains that are worth visiting in your travels. See what we found in the new Bing Travel slide show, Famous Fountains.

    What’s your favorite fountain? Share it by leaving a comment below.

  • Should You Travel to Myanmar? – Budget Travel recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:
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    An ox cart on Myanmar’s Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal. (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  • Qantas delays service entry of Boeing 787-8s
    Qantas will delay service entry of its Boeing 787-8 fleet as the airline moves to slash capital expenditure in the 2012-13 period.The carrier says the…
  • Airfare Deals: American Airlines, Sun Country, Frontier, Alaska Airlines – posted this over on Frommer’s : Fly for less with these fare sales from American Airlines, Frontier, Sun Country, and Alaska Airlines.
  • Keep Your Miles Alive Without Flying – Sean O’Neill recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:If you rack up frequent-flier miles, the last thing you want to have happen is for the airlines to delete them. Yet major airlines usually allow reward miles to expire if a frequent flier account is stagnant for 18 to 24 months. (Delta SkyMiles and Alaska Mileage Plan are rare exceptions in that their miles don’t expire.)

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