The world of travel moves fast!   Let’s keep up–together.   On Fridays,  Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:

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*In the spirit of price gouging, Spirit Airlines is raising its fees up to $100,  for carry on bags registered at the gate, effective November 6.  (via CNN Money)

*More and more, Americans are doing it by themselves.  Sixteen percent of 1,500 U.S. adults recently surveyed by American Express say they will take a trip alone, up from twelve percent last year. (via USA Today)

*Cheap European vacation?  Maybe not.  Though the U. S. dollar is at a four-month high against the euro, the rising cost of trans-Atlantic flights–which are at a 10-year high–may keep American tourists from visiting Europe this summer.  (via USA Today)

*This past weekend, a Disney Cruise ship rescued four Cuban men spotted on a small raft off the coast of Key West, Florida. (via USA Today)

*Tales of the City comes to P-town this summer.  Armistead Maupin will make an appearance in Provincetown on July 9, to read from his latest work in progress, The Days of Anna Madrigal. (via

*Hotels seen as a hope for Haiti.  At least seven new hotels are being planned or already under construction in the Port-Au-Prince area, raising hopes that a growing tourist infrastructure will help Haiti bounce back from the devastating 2010 earthquake. (via USA Today)

What did I miss?  Share your favorite travel news in the comments below or by posting on the Traveling IQ Facebook page.

2 thoughts on “The Week in Travel (6/1/12)

    1. I totally thought of you when I first read about it, and you were actually one of the reasons I posted it. I’m sure you’ll get a chance to meet him soon enough… you ARE best buds now after all.

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