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How Far Will My Money Take Me?

How Far Will My Money Take Me?

A reader recently wrote in asking for advice about how to stretch his travel budget. He’s a twenty-something who has decided it’s time to hit the road and live the traveling lifestyle for a while, and here is what he wants to know: My friend and I each have around $15-20,000 saved up and we... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/06/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/06/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. One of the great pleasures of overseas travel is discovering all the little quirks and oddities that to the locals are simply a natural part of life. Even countries that share huge similarities in culture, language and food still possess eccentric traits that... read more
Video: Chinese hotpot with a side of… nail polish and kung-fu noodles?

Video: Chinese hotpot with a side of… nail polish and kung-fu noodles?

Hot pot is a type of Chinese cuisine that is, quite frankly, entertaining in it’s own right. Between dipping various vegetables and meats in a sizzling pot of broth right at your table, to mixing your own crazy concoction of sauces, and fumbling as you slurp it up with the aid (or hindrance) of chopsticks,... read more
7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

For most people in search of mid-range accommodation for their vacation, the first and only option that comes to mind is a hotel. But there is an alternative that not only works out cheaper but has better amenities to boot: serviced apartments. A serviced apartment is basically an apartment that’s fully furnished and offers the... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{McWay Falls in Big Sur, California} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/30/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/30/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional hotel tester? This article documents a day in the life of a woman in China whose job it is to investigate whether hotel beds are comfy, the bathroom is clean and the... read more
In Pictures: Montserrat, Spain

In Pictures: Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat is a dramatic Benedictine monastery perched atop a 4,000-foot high mountain in Spain’s Catalonia region. The monastery is a popular place of pilgrimage and houses a basilica and museum, although what most people really come here for is to see La Moreneta – a wooden statue of the Black Virgin. The Madonna is encased... read more
Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

You’re feeling worn out and in desperate need of a vacation but there’s one major problem – a holiday just isn’t in your budget. Add to that you’ve got a major project underway at work and there’s really no way to get enough time off right now. So how can you still recharge? Why not... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Buenos Aires, Argentina} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/23/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/23/12

1. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit outback Australia, this article will give you the lowdown. The Outback Mail Run Tour sounds particularly amazing – you get to travel with the postman as he delivers mail to some of Australia’s most isolated farms and communities. It’s a 13-hour journey. Enough... read more
Get some pre-flight R&R at Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Get some pre-flight R&R at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

I often find that the day I fly out of a destination gets largely wasted. Between packing, checking out of the hotel and making my way to the airport, there usually isn’t a lot of time left for sightseeing. That’s why I love it when an attraction lets me seize those little pockets of time... read more