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  1. Discover homey Thessaloniki, Greece



    There's a running joke in the hysterically funny (and uncannily accurate) movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which the family patriarch played by Michael Constantine is able to deconstruct every aspect of life, technology and culture back to a Hellenic root.

    The White Tower sits on the Aegean shoreline in Thessaloniki. A condemned Jewish prisoner won his freedom by whitewashing the prison, which dates to roughly 1430; hence its name.
  2. Over 600 flights canceled as sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers


    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

    Motorists brave the falling snow as they head south on Interstate 81 near Staunton, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow. [Associated Press]
  3. Tampa International Airport named second best by Conde Nast Traveler readers


    Tampa International Airport was named the second-best airport in the United States by readers of the magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

    A $943 million project to expand, upgrade and modernize Tampa International Airport will begin in full next year and is expected to wrap up in 2017.