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By Billie Cohen for Yahoo! Travel

When Frontier Airline’s beloved chocolate chip cookie was taken off the menu in 2012 (shortly after being adopted from its original failing airline, Midwest), the world wept. Or at least inflight foodies did. The rest of us were already crying because of the fees we had to fork over to eat anything else on an airplane. And though most food offerings today will cost you an arm and a leg unless you’re flying in first or business class, there are a handful of airlines that still offer some free snacks in the coach cabin, on both long-haul and short flights. These are our favorites. What are yours?

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Fort Wayne, Indiana skyline

Fort Wayne Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hoosier Hospitality is plentiful in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the locals are glad to have you visit and people still actually smile at each other when passing on the street. Beyond the warm and relaxed, though, lies an eclectic wealth of unique attractions that create a one-of-a-kind getaway to the state’s second largest city. Here, five surprises that delighted us on a recent trip:

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As one of the fastest growing industries in travel, the cruise world is full of non-stop news. The most notable for this week:

  • When there are increased security concerns in a foreign country, cruise lines tend to get skittish. Following a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in August, Celebrity Cruises cancelled an overnight call in Istanbul this week and Costa Cruises cancelled all of its Turkey port calls for the rest of 2015. Passengers onboard Celebrity Reflection will miss such sights as the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque — instead overnighting in Piraeus, Greece, the port city for Athens. Costa guests will be re-routed to Greece, Italy, and Malta.

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Tank Garage winery tasting room in Calistoga, California

Katie Hammel

Calistoga, located on the north end of Napa Valley, was once an upscale resort town. Founded by California’s first millionaire, Sam Brannan, it was home to a hot springs resort popular with well-heeled San Franciscans escaping the city. Eventually its popularity declined — as did the properties that made it famous. Later, as Napa Valley grew as a tourist destination, Calistoga remained a slightly out-of-the-way outpost with a frontier feel. With fewer options for dining, accommodations, and wine tasting, it couldn’t compare with its southern counterparts like Yountville and downtown Napa.

However, in the last few years, new restaurants have joined new tasting rooms and renovated hotels to revitalize the homely hot spring town and return it to the list of Napa Valley’s more chic destinations. Here are four reasons why you should make your base in Calistoga on your next NorCal trip.

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Visit Milwaukee

There’s more to Milwaukee than beer and Harley-Davidson. In just 48 hours, you can also see world-class art, sample German food, and even kayak in the Milwaukee River (weather permitting).

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Medieval village & Abbey Saint Foy in Conques, Midi-Pyrénées, France

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In the southwest region of France, the Midi-Pyrénées attracts throngs of French visitors each year. Yet, the area is unknown to many international travelers, and others who come through treat the area as a stopover on the 1,000-year-old Way of St. James pilgrimage. We think it’s time that that changes. After all, those in the know come here in search of a new experience — and are rewarded with gastronomy, history, and contemporary attractions. Here, a guide to the off-radar gems in the Midi-Pyrénées:

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Air France

With the summer winding down, it’s the perfect time to get a jump on fall and winter travel plans. Air France’s sale on business class airfare might provide the perfect incentive to get you to travel across the Atlantic to London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Rome in the coming months.

With the sale, round-trip flights from a number of U.S. cities like New York, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Seattle are priced from $2,289. Fares require a minimum seven-day stay for travel between this November 1 and January 4, 2016, and you must book by September 3.

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Is there anything more exciting than deciding what books to take on vacation? What you’d read on a flight may not be what you’d want to read on the beach — and what you read on the beach may not be what you’d read when you’re camping. Plus, a good book can put a vacation into perspective. Whether on the Atlantic, in the forest, or road-tripping across the country, here are some travel memoirs that’ll have you covered for any adventure.

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Coco taxis, a motorbike-type taxi, is great for getting around in Havana Cuba

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“Welcome to José Martí International Airport.” You’re here, finally, in Havana. The door of your plane has opened and the Caribbean humidity has wrapped you in its cloying embrace. Now what?

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The jetset island got its rep for a reason — this is the spot where the rich and famous flock once June rolls around. With a club scene that’s turned global, Ibiza attracts world renowned DJs and celebrities to its shores. But beyond the house music and electro there’s a whole other side to the Spanish island. The Old Town is teeming with tucked-away tapas bars; rock climbers scale the sides of 16th century fort-like towers; and untouched beaches draw snorkelers to their crystal clear water. Sure, you could spend your entire trip soaking up the party scene, but Ibiza also boasts incredible food and beachside resorts perfect for more low-key island retreats.

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Animator's Palate, Disney Magic

Christine Dayao/Animator’s Palate, Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line is known for being kid-friendly, but contrary to popular belief, adults without kiddos can enjoy themselves on a Disney ship. From experience, we’ve been one of the many childless adults on board and have seen a number of families with fully grown “kids.”

So why are grown-ups opting to cruise with Disney? The food quality, entertainment, staff, and itineraries place the line on par with many premium cruises and certainly way above the budget ones. What’s more, there are so many activities for children, in parts of the ship designated for them, that you might not even notice them. In fact, grownups can even relax in their own special areas of the ship that are off-limits to kids — a policy that is strictly enforced.

Here, seven ways to get the best adult vacation on a Disney Cruise.

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Gothenburg Harbor, Sweden

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Stockholm gets all the attention from travelers, thanks to its chic cafes and trendy restaurant scene. But those in the know are heading out west to Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg, that’s equal parts university town and seaside retreat. Known as the Gateway to the West Coast, it’s the perfect starting point for sailing trips past thousands of islands and fishing villages along the coastline leading up to the Norwegian border. While Scandinavians make their way here during the summer holidays — renting homes along the coast — the city itself is a mecca of culture for travelers from all over. Most times of the year, you can spend a few days roaming in the city before heading to one of the nearby destinations. We set off exploring the city center by foot and tram to find out where the locals eat, play, and party — while still living on a budget.

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Some grumpy reviewers on TripAdvisor have no problem taking the world’s greatest travel attractions down a notch. (Photo: iStock)

By Sid Lipsey for Yahoo! Travel

They may be some of the most famous, most-visited landmarks on Earth. But not all of the world’s awe-inspiring sites inspire all visitors all the time. Maybe it’s long lines, maybe it’s rude staff, or maybe it’s the underwhelming attraction itself — whatever the reason plenty of places tourists put on their “must-see” lists end up on some travelers’ “wish-I’d-skipped-it” list.

Fortunately, their loss is our gain, in the form of cutting, often hilarious, reviews these disappointed travelers post online. Just for grins, we went through some of TripAdvisor’s one-star reviews of of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. Here are the best bad reviews we found  — proof positive that you really can’t please everybody.

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JetBlue Airways

If you aren’t a business traveler who flies frequently on your company’s dime, it can be really, really difficult to achieve airline status — especially at a time when most companies have started to award points based on fare rather than mileage traveled. But there’s good news for JetBlue fans this week: The airline has launched what it’s calling a 90-Day Challenge that’ll let you get Mosaic status a bit more easily.

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Bay St. Louis Beach

Melanie Warner Spencer/Bay St. Louis Beach

After two or three days in the picturesque seaside town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, don’t be surprised to find yourself sorting through condo and beach house listings. One of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Katrina, this sleepy Gulf Coast treasure is back 10 years later better than ever. The colorful clapboard houses and Craftsman bungalows overlook the Bay, and there are shops, eateries, and nearby casinos. Here, your guide to a long weekend in the Bay — chock-full of laid-back, beach-y fun.

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