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What's new 'round the web: week of 09/21/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 09/21/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. You’ve no doubt seen the Korean music video, Gangnam Style, that’s taken the world by storm (if not, watch it here) but what you might not know is that Gangnam is a real place in South Korea that you can visit – and... read more
The Foldable Toothbrush

The Foldable Toothbrush

If there’s one thing you’re going to pack on every single trip you take – no matter where you go or how long you’re away – it’s your toothbrush. But have you spent any time thinking about how you pack it? If you’re like most people, you probably just toss it in a toiletry bag... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Longmen Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Henan Province, China} read more
Would you steal ancient relics?

Would you steal ancient relics?

You probably consider yourself a law-abiding citizen who would never do anything so brazen as to steal a piece of a country’s heritage. Walk off with one of Michelangelo’s sculptures? Of course not. Slip a painting off an art gallery wall? Never. When you think about stealing art and artifacts on such a large scale,... read more
The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a stretch of land in the Southeast Asian country of Laos that is scattered with mysterious stone jars that are at least 2,000 years old. The jars are primarily carved out of sandstone and are enormous: most weigh between 600kg and 1 ton, although jars up to 14 tons in... read more
The most visited site in Athens? It's not the Acropolis.

The most visited site in Athens? It’s not the Acropolis.

If you’ve spent any time traveling over the past couple of years, you may have noticed how the global economic downturn has pushed cultural events off the calendar. Festivals are cancelled or downsized, museums are closed or suffer irregular opening hours and work on archaeological sites all but comes to a halt. As a tourist,... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 09/07/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 09/07/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Long haul flights are a challenge at the best of times, but can you imagine making a transcontinental trip with a baby? Plenty of people do and live to tell the tale, but it helps if you’re prepared for the experience. This post... read more
How To Unpack Following A Vacation: A Light-Hearted Guide For The Neurotic Traveler

How To Unpack Following A Vacation: A Light-Hearted Guide For The Neurotic Traveler

As far as I’m convinced, if you’re reading this post, there are only two possible reasons: either you’re a regular reader of this site and clicked on the latest post, or you’re suffering from the same neurotic inability to unpack that I am and googled for help…thus landing here. Because really, when you think about... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Fields of yellow rapeseed growing in Castelluccio, a village in Umbria, Central Italy} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/31/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/31/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. French pastries are akin to little works of edible art and if you want to sample the best tarts, gateaux and confections the country has to offer, it helps to know exactly where to go. This article about the most scrumptious pastry shops... read more
Looking at the world through rose (and other) colored glasses

Looking at the world through rose (and other) colored glasses

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got thousands upon thousands of photos stored away on hard drives and memory cards that never see the light of day. The slideshows of our grandparents’ generation and the photo albums of our parents’ generation are now obsolete – and no wonder – there’s no way anyone would want... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Western Deffufa in the ancient city of Kerma, which is located in present day Sudan. The large mud brick structure was part of a religious center belonging to the early African civilization.} read more