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Would You Carry A Bag Made Out Of Your Aircraft's Seat?

Would You Carry A Bag Made Out Of Your Aircraft’s Seat?

Well this is an unusual way to travel greener: carry a bag made out of recycled aircraft seat covers. The company behind the eco-friendly bag, Tierra Ideas, takes materials that are going to end up in landfills and turns them into satchels, duffels, laptop cases and other forms of “wearable art.” My first thought when... read more
Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

It’s odd, the kind of changes you go through when you travel. The way your brain can take something that should be really exciting and turn it into something really mundane. What do I mean? Well, you know how when you’re sitting at work, planning your dream vacation (yes, I know what you’re doing between... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A gathering of King Penguins at Salisbury Plains in the Falkland Islands} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/24/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/24/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Eating abroad poses lots of challenges, especially if you’re a foodie in search of the tastiest, most authentic cuisine. No one wants to go to a restaurant in Italy to eat pasta that came out of a frozen dinner package (yes, it happened... read more
In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

The city of Cordoba, in southern Spain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its Great Mosque. What makes this mosque particularly interesting is that what began as an Islamic place of worship in the 7th century was converted into a Roman Catholic cathedral six centuries later, resulting in a spectacular blend of... read more
4 Great Watches For Travelers

4 Great Watches For Travelers

With pretty much everyone carrying a cell phone these days, wearing a watch has become unnecessary – for those of us who do wear them, it’s as much to make a fashion statement as anything else. But for travelers, watches serve a practical purpose. Since we don’t all travel with a phone (thank you outrageous... read more
Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

You know all those “what’s in my bag” posts that have become so ubiquitous across the fashion blogosphere? The ones where women meticulously detail the inane yet oddly fascinating contents of their handbags? Well, believe it or not, there’s something we can learn from those posts (other than the inordinate amount of junk most of... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Giant dinosaur replicas dot an outdoor pathway at The Dinosaur Place in Oakdale, CT, USA} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/17/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/17/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Rome is probably one of the most heavily touristed cities in the world, but the swarm of extra visitors brings about a whole a host of problems: long lines to enter attractions, bad food catering to gullible foreigners and pick pockets who take... read more
Would you exercise at the airport?

Would you exercise at the airport?

When I heard that San Francisco Airport opened up a yoga room – a free facility where you can go and stretch out before a flight – my first reaction was what a great idea. But then I began to wonder if I’d ever actually use such a yoga room if I had the chance,... read more
The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

Why is it that power outlets in airports are about as abundant as parking spots at the mall on Black Friday? And that if you do by some miracle happen upon an outlet, it’s already being juiced by some other gadget-toting traveler while other desperate passengers lurk about ready to pounce on the lone, precious... read more
3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

It goes without saying that Italy is a hopeless romantic’s paradise. Between gondola rides through the winding canals of Venice, sunsets over the cliff-hugging towns on the Amalfi coast and long nights drinking the wines of Tuscany, there are enough heart-fluttering locales in Italy to satisfy a lifetime of romantic getaways. But what about if... read more