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Traveling For A Special Event? Here’s How To Avoid A Wrinkle In Your Plans

Traveling For A Special Event? Here’s How To Avoid A Wrinkle In Your Plans

Today I want to talk about an item that rarely ends up in people’s suitcases, and yet is something that should be at the top of your packing list if you’re heading off to a special event. Let’s say you’re traveling interstate to attend a friend’s wedding: you pack a nice dress (or suit if... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A Mayan temple at the New River Lagoon in Lamanai, Belize} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/16/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/16/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Are you in the process of planning a major trip but feel like one obstacle after another stands between you and your dream? Maybe you’ve got debt that’s accrued over the years, a house, a car, and children – all leaving you wondering... read more
The oldest leather tannery in the world

The oldest leather tannery in the world

Leather is one of the products Morocco is most renowned for, and every tourist will have seen the leather shoes, bags, wallets and so on stocked in the street stalls that line the medinas (the maze-like districts found in most cities). But hidden amongst the jumble of shops and the tangle of streets, you’ll find... read more
An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got piles of reading material building up around your home/office forming forbidding little mountains. Magazines, I find, are the biggest culprits because they come out too frequently to keep up with, but can’t be thrown out lest they contain some sort of life changing (or otherwise highly useful) article.... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali. The structure is the largest mud brick building in the world and was built in 1907.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/09/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/09/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Can you be arrested for painting your fingernails on a flight? You bet – it happened to Jeanie Daniels, an American woman on a Southwest Airlines flight from LA to Houston. Daniels was applying nail polish at her seat when a stewardess asked... read more
In Pictures: Strasbourg, France

In Pictures: Strasbourg, France

  Strasbourg is a picturesque town in the eastern region of France known as Alsace. It’s right next to the German border and as a result, the food, architecture, and culture of the city draw heavily upon both countries. The Ill River runs throughout the town, so boat tours are a popular and relaxing way... read more
Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

How long does it take you to pack for a trip? A month (hey, you want to make sure you have everything you could possibly need)? A week? Or less than an hour on the morning of your flight? If you’re anything like most people, one thing’s for sure – packing ends up taking a... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Fremont Troll lurks under a bridge in Seattle, USA. The troll is a public artwork which won a competition aimed at rehabilitating the area in the 1990s. FYI, that is a real Volkswagen Beetle under the troll’s hand! The Fremont Troll is located at N. 36th St under the Aurora Ave. Bridge.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/02/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/02/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. If you’re a parent who’d love to jet-set around the world but can’t stand the thought of uprooting your kids – this read is for you. The truth about traveling as a teen features a series of interviews with globetrotting youngsters who share... read more
Feeling clever? Head to this puzzling bar in Shanghai

Feeling clever? Head to this puzzling bar in Shanghai

Think you’re smart? You’ll need to be if you want to even get into People 7, a bar in the Chinese city of Shanghai where the bouncer is, well, your own intelligence. The first thing you see when you reach the bar’s entrance is a curious set of circular lights indented in a bare, concrete... read more