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Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Locals and tourists paint the town red during La Tomatina. The annual festival, which is held in the town of Bunol, Spain involves throwing truckloads of tomatoes at other participants. No one is sure exactly why the tradition began but there are plenty of theories revolving around the idea of disgruntled citizens, practical jokes and... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/10/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/10/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. I knew adventurers climbed all sorts of things – mountains, cliffs, ice walls, even buildings – but I was blown away when I saw these stunning images of climbers making their way up frozen waterfalls. It’s obviously extremely dangerous and takes a lot... read more
An Eye Mask That Will Help You Sleep No Matter The Time Difference

An Eye Mask That Will Help You Sleep No Matter The Time Difference

Vacations should be all about relaxing, but unfortunately, it’s not always easy to wind down and get some rest when you’ve crossed four time zones and your body thinks it’s the middle of day. Aromatherapy can be a helpful way of sending signals to your body that it’s time to sleep, but really, who wants... read more
9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

Leaving for a holiday is always an exciting time, and in the hurry to pack and head off on your adventure, it’s easy to neglect what you’re leaving behind: your home. But the sobering fact is that a home is broken into every 15 seconds in the US and an empty home has a big... read more
Shanghai's marriage market

Shanghai’s marriage market

Finding love, even in the internet age, isn’t easy, which is why many Chinese parents have taken matters into their own hands. At People’s Park in central Shanghai, hundreds of doting but concerned parents get together every weekend in the hopes of finding their child a suitable husband or wife. The “marriage market,” as it’s... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {The Ceiba Speciosa, or Silk Floss Tree, is found in South America. Clearly, it’s spiky trunk sets it apart from other trees, but what you may not know is that the spikes are actually little storage units for water, which the tree stashes away in case of drought. So what gives the Silk Floss Tree... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/03/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/03/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. When you think of torturous, pain-inflicting creatures, ants are probably not what come to mind. But after you watch this video about ritual death mittens in which native South American tribes stick their hands into gloves filled with nasty, poisonous ants, you’ll think again.... read more
50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

You know how when you do anything for a while, you start to become a little jaded? How even things that once seemed amazing can gradually start feeling mundane? I think travel can sometimes be that way, especially if you’re traveling for an extended time, or out of obligation (e.g. for work). The wide-eyed wonder... read more
Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

If you’re one of those people that just doesn’t get a kick out of going to art galleries, or if you’ve simply been traveling so long you can’t stand the thought of hitting up yet another museum, there’s a gallery in Spain that’s the perfect antidote to the museum-itis. The Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain... read more
Why You Should Travel With A Bike Lock (Even If You're Not A Cyclist)

Why You Should Travel With A Bike Lock (Even If You’re Not A Cyclist)

I’ll never forget the time I was sitting in the common room of a hostel when a girl who had been out for the day returned to collect her backpack from the luggage storage area. She opened the storage room door to find a mountain of bags… only hers wasn’t there. Someone had stolen the... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A man stands beside a colorful mural in Tabatinga, Brazil} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/27/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/27/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Is this one of the most secretive museums in the world? The National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, USA is one of those tourist attractions that few tourists have heard of. Inside, the artifacts are just as enigmatic – from ciphering devices to encrypted... read more