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Vail Resorts Gets Even More Epic

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Bringing social media to the skiing experience is just one of the ways Vail Resorts has stayed ahead of the curve. And they did it in dramatic fashion, with EpicMix, their app that tracks vertical feet and awards digital pins based on RF-enabled ski passes. Up to now, though, the all-important photography aspect has been missing from EpicMix. No longer.

Sure, you can snap smartphone pics, upload them to your account, and share them on Facebook and Twitter. But Vail Resorts has given the photo experience a couple unique twists.

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CBS Early Show: Hidden Hotel Fees

Did you know some hotels are now charging for early check-ins? International editor Mark Orwoll shares the latest hidden hotel fees—what to ask, and how to avoid them.

TODAY Show: Fall Travel Splurges & Steals

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Features director Nilou Motamed unveils some terrific travel ideas for fall, no matter what your budget.

London's Latest: Pop-Up Bar on a Parking Garage Roof

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Have you ever wondered what it may be like to sit and enjoy a drink from the top of a multi-storey car park? Probably not, but if you have then you can indulge your musings now through Sept. 30 at Frank’s Café atop a car park in South London's Peckham neighborhood. Classy!

Frank’s Cafe and Campari Bar is situated amidst the Bold Tendencies Sculpture Project atop a parking garage overlooking the city. (It's also part of the Henry Moore Foundation Year of Sculpture 2011). Designed by Practice Architecture, Frank’s Café and Campari Bar occupies a temporary building alongside the sculptures on the roof. And yes, parking is available.

Photo courtesy of Frank's Cafe and Campari Bar

PIX 11: T+L Globar Bazaar Tickets + Fall Travel Savings

Want to visit 35 countries without ever getting on a plane? Digital Projects Editor Sarah Spagnolo tells you how. Listen as she shares the latest on T+L's Global Bazaar—kicking off tonight in New York City. To find out more about this first-of-its-kind event, including how to buy tickets, go to here.

TODAY Show: Fall Travel Bargains

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Have you planned an autumn getaway yet? T+L's features director Nilou Motamed shares her finds for the best fall savings from Jamaica to Nantucket.

For more ideas, read our online-exclusive article America's Best Cities for Fall Travel.

TODAY Show: Fall Foliage Getaways + Global Bazaar Shout-Out

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Where will you go to see this year's fall foliage? T+L's digital projects editor, Sarah Spagnolo, has the scoop on five destinations around the U.S. where the trees take center stage.

Plus: A special shout-out to T+L's first-ever Global Bazaar, the ultimate fall travel experience, which takes place in New York City September 16-18th. Get your tickets here.

TODAY Show: Travel Tips to Hurricane-Proof Your Vacation

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Were you stranded because of Hurricane Irene? T+L Features Director Nilou Motamed shares some smart travel tips for weathering storms.

Hurricane Irene: Grading the Airlines

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When Mother Nature unleashes her wrath, there’s not much air travelers can do except wait it out. And, of course, reschedule their flights. But as we know, getting through to a customer service rep is half the battle. And we’re not just talking about reaching them by phone; when customers tweet, they expect a response. Pronto.

So with Hurricane Irene storming her way up the East Coast last week, what airlines were most easily reachable? STELLAService—an independent company that rates customer service quality—wanted to find out. So on Friday, August 26, they called each of the 10 largest U.S. airlines an average of eight times between 9am and 6:30 pm ET. They also directed 12 tweets to each airline between 12am ET and 12pm ET that day.

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CBS Early Show: New Federal Rules to Protect Airline Passengers

Starting this week air passengers will be well compensated for a flight delay. Want to know more? Travel + Leisure's international editor, Mark Orwoll, spells out the new airline passenger rules.

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