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What's new 'round the web: week of 05/04/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 05/04/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Dining abroad is almost always an adventure that generally involves ordering something off an incomprehensible menu in an incomprehensible language and then waiting with bated breath to see what exactly turns up on your plate! Fortunately, learning a few key words can make... read more
Portable Luggage Scales Are Worth Their Weight In The Fees You’ll Save

Portable Luggage Scales Are Worth Their Weight In The Fees You’ll Save

If you’re a carry-on only traveler (which a lot of us have become since checked baggage fees were introduced) then you might be wondering why you’d need to bother with weighing your luggage. After all, as long as your bag fits within the basic carry-on dimensions, you should be fine, right? Not necessarily. As people... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Elephants walk through the Chobe River in Botswana} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/27/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/27/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Have you ever been harassed by people trying to sell you stuff when you were traveling (boat trips, postcards, camel rides, plastic toys, the list goes on…)? If so, you know the touting can get pretty intense at times – so much so... read more
An architect’s playground

An architect’s playground

While most parks are designed with the intent of entertaining children, every now and then you come across a playground that indulges adults too. Parc Guell, in the Gracia district of Barcelona, is one such park – a vast garden of palm trees, eccentric buildings, sinuous structures, and winding pathways that surprise you at every... read more
Don’t Let The Weather Put A Damper On Your Vacation: 17 Ideas For A Rainy Day

Don’t Let The Weather Put A Damper On Your Vacation: 17 Ideas For A Rainy Day

When we dream about our vacations, most of us visualize ourselves basking in endless days of sunshine as we go about the activities we’ve planned: taking long, leisurely strolls in a new city; spending carefree days lounging on the beach; and enjoying relaxing cups of coffee at sidewalk cafes. So, it’s only natural to feel... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A booth selling fruit and vegetables in Novosibirsk, Siberia} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/20/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/20/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Finding yourself the victim of an accident, natural disaster, illness or other emergency is horrible at the best of times. But when these kinds of things happen while you’re traveling, the situation can be downright overwhelming – especially if there are language or... read more
Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about various ways to save money – both saving ahead of a big trip as well as cutting costs once you’re already on the road. However, it’s not too often I talk about spending money – after all, that’s the part that most of us do all too... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Mayan ruins overlook the beach at Tulum, Mexico} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/13/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/13/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Want to travel the world for zero dollars a day? It sounds impossible but one man apparently did it and he recounts his adventures in a TV show that’s set to air in April. I’m not sure I’d try out some of his... read more
In Pictures: Morocco's blue city

In Pictures: Morocco’s blue city

Chefchaouen is a town of about 40,000 people located at the northwest tip of Morocco and set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains. What’s striking about Chaouen – as it’s sometimes abbreviated – is the blueness of the place. Houses, shops and traditional Moroccan doors found within the medina are routinely rinsed in various... read more