Measles and travelers
More than 120 people in 17 states have come down with the measles, many of them sickened as a result of an outbreak in December at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. But only travelers who have had neither measles nor the vaccine have any reason for trepidation. Cruise ships and airlines do not investigate the immune status of passengers, but they do bar anyone who is obviously ill from boarding.
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Whiskey with your seat
Next time you board a Delta flight, you may be sharing a seat with Jack and Joe. That's a new drink created by an Atlanta-based Delta flight attendant, whose recipe won an international contest among flight attendants. The Jack and Joe, now available for $10 on most Delta flights, combines Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey whiskey with coffee and Baileys Irish Cream. Los Angeles Times
Stay with Miss Clara in Stockholm
Miss Clara is a boutique hotel that opened last April in a handsome Art Nouveau building from 1910 that was formerly a private girls' school. Though the name is a tribute to a onetime headmistress, Clara Stromberg, there's nothing schoolmarmish about this stylish 92-room property. Owned by the same hospitality group as Stockholm's luxurious Nobis Hotel, Miss Clara can be considered the more accessible (read: budget-friendly) younger sibling with a similar dedication to beautiful design. Swedish architect Gert Wingardh updated the interiors with modern artwork, furnishings and lighting, but preserved period details like the wrought-iron staircase and large arched windows that overlook Sveavagen, a bustling artery that cuts through the heart of the city. Miss Clara typifies the Swedish "not-too-much, not-too-little" sensibility, a good value with an urbane vibe in an area that's on the rise. Rates are from 1,890 Swedish kronor (about $240, at 7.9 kronor to the dollar). More info: www.missclarahotel.com. New York Times
Deal of the week
Special in Voyageurs for fishing opener
Plan for the May 9 Minnesota fishing opener with a trip to Voyageurs National Park. Northern Lights Resort, Outfitting and Youth Quest on Lake Kabetogama is offering an opener special May 7-15. With the purchase of two nights' lodging in a cabin, receive additional nights at half-price. The resort has fishing boats for rental, a lodge with game room, satellite TV and a gift shop that sells snacks and live bait. Guests can use canoes, kayaks and hydrobikes free of charge, perfect for exploring the park's many islands. The cabins sleep from four to 16, have fully equipped kitchens, and some allow pets. Information: nlro.com; 1-218-875-2591.
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Fare calculator helps you decide on which lift
Uber, Lyft or a good old-fashioned taxi? RideGuru by TaxiFareFinder.com can help you sort out which one offers the best fare. The tool gives a side-by-side comparison of fares offered by providers (and the breakdown of cost per initial fare and additional miles, etc.) and may also introduce you to new options such as Sidecar, Flywheel and Curb. The estimate includes a tip for the driver and indicates how far and how long it will take you to get to your destination. Click on the listing, and you'll see company fare rules as well as a meter with fares you could expect if you encounter light to heavy traffic. For those new to ride-sharing, there's a simple description of what it is and how to use it. Los Angeles Times