With just one week to go before the back-to-back major-party conventions, a lot of journalists are catching up on their vacationing. I offer up this proof:

*The New York Times is fronting the news that the Kremlin is going to withdraw from Georgia, but is a bit worried about getting hung up in that terrible Atlanta traffic. Otherwise, check out the vid about how John McCain’s politics were “forged in a prison cell.

*The Washington Post has published the winners of its travel photo contest.

*Los Angeles Times goes big with its feature “Secret Spots of the West,” a kind of “Escapes” for Angelenos.

*The Washington Times just talks more about Michael Phelps.

*And DCist is talking about what’s going on in other cities, just to complete the travel-theme.

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