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Washington's new Silver Metrorail line will is now operating, and the Washington Flyer bus is ready to connect. Buses will run nonstop between the airport, arrivals level, door four, and the new Metro station at Wiehle-Reston East every 15 to 20 minutes between 6:00 am (7:45 on weekends) and 10:40 pm. The fare will be $5 each way. Buses feature onboard Wi-Fi and plenty of space for baggage.

Silver line trains will join the existing Orange line at East Falls Church, running through the central District on the combined Blue-Orange line routes and terminating on the Blue route at Largo Town Center. For now, Metrobus will still operate its 5A Dulles route to/from L'Enfant Plaza and the Rosslyn Metrorail station. ... read more»

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With summer's last full month approaching and back-to-school commercials starting to air, we're looking to savor the weather and outdoor activities as long as possible. Here's how to make the most of the rest of summer with these can't miss events around the world:

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Base of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (Photo: Rick Steves)

Without much fanfare, new all-business-class airline La Compagnie is up and running, with five weekly roundtrip flights between Newark and Paris/DeGaulle. And, at least so far, blow-your-mind promotional prices are still available:

The initial promotion, $2,011 roundtrip for two people, is available for at least some flights—for at least another month. In mid-September, the fares increase to $3,721 for two, which is still a good deal at $1,861 per person.

One-person fares through August start at $1,376, then increase to $1,861. ... read more»

Food: Mexican Food Platter (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

Eating healthfully on the road is a challenge that gets the better of many travelers. ... read more»

Do you speed through security faster than you can say "take out your liquids" or do you hold up the line while you try to go through with your shoes on? Take our quiz and brag to all your friends about what a savvy flyer you are... or aren't. ... read more»

Hotel: Business Man with Luggage, Using Tablet (Photo: Shutterstock/Diego Cervo)

Connected travelers have two questions when it comes to hotel Wi-Fi. First, is it free? And second, how fast is it? A new website provides answers to that second question. ... read more»

Train: Orient-Express (Photo: Orient-Express Hotels (UK) Ltd./Ron Bambridge)

Summer's not over yet, and a bevy of seasonal rail deals for Europe travel are available for the taking. Here are some of the best ones we've seen so far.

Free Day of Rail Travel

Buy any BritRail Pass or BritRail England Pass by August 31, travel within six months of purchase, and enjoy an extra day of pass validity at no extra cost. That's the current promotion from ACP Rail; you can buy direct or through your travel agent. ... read more»

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Since beefing up consumer-protection rules in 2010, the number of citations issued against U.S. airlines by the Department of Transportation has nearly doubled.

That's according to the L.A. Times, which reviewed federal records for the 2010 - 2013 period.

After the more stringent rules were put in place, the average number of citations rose to an average of 54 per year, versus 28 per year previously. ... read more»

When Girard, a new restaurant in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, opens in September, its name will be added to a growing list of dining establishments notable for their adoption of a trending policy: no tipping.

In Girard's case, restaurant workers will be paid a percentage of the restaurant's profits, in addition to their hourly wages. ... read more»

For coach-class flyers, there's been little in the way of good news recently. If anything, the trend has been a negative one, with airlines squeezing ever more seats onto ever fuller planes. Comfort? Not much.

Delta this week introduced a new in-flight entertainment system, dubbed Delta Studio, that will at least offer a bit of distraction to its coach customers, if nothing in the way of extra comfort.

With the new system, which Delta calls "the most far-reaching effort by an airline," flyers will have access to movies, TV shows, music, and video games, either on seatback screens or via their own streaming-enabled devices. ... read more»

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