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What's new 'round the web: week of 08/24/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/24/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Would you travel halfway across the world to witness an event that lasted for mere minutes? People who chase eclipses do exactly that, and this post about viewing solar eclipses offers an excellent guide on everything from tracking eclipses to viewing them safely.... read more
Dining with the gods in Athens

Dining with the gods in Athens

If you’ve read some of my other posts about Greece, you’ll know that I’ve pretty much decided that Greek food is akin to ambrosia from the gods. Well what’s cool about the country’s capital, Athens, is that you can not only eat such divine food, you can also eat it right alongside the gods. You... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Boats crowd along the Ganges River in India} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/17/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/17/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Here’s a post that’ll send you on a trip down memory-lane: 14 lost travel traditions I wish they’d bring back is a list of travel experiences that have gone the way of cassette tapes and rotary phones. Getting dressed up for flights and... read more
Awakening the palate in Mykonos, Greece

Awakening the palate in Mykonos, Greece

On my recent trip to Greece, I was surprised to find myself falling pretty hard and fast for the local food. I’m the kind of person that’s usually drawn to hot and spicy ethnic cuisines, so although I knew the Mediterranean diet would be healthy, I didn’t expect it to be so flavorful. A large... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A beach on the island of Barbados} read more
A quiet oasis in central Athens

A quiet oasis in central Athens

The Greek capital of Athens is an incredible city, but if it has one flaw, it’s that it gets hot. Incredibly hot. Peak season for visiting Athens is during the summer when the mercury can easily rise to 40°C (104°F). Combine that with the crowds as well as the unsheltered nature of the historic attractions,... read more
18 Tips For Visiting A City During A Major Festival Or Event

18 Tips For Visiting A City During A Major Festival Or Event

Whether it’s the Olympics, another major sporting competition, a parade, a concert, or a festival like Carnival, traveling during a major event poses a unique set of challenges. It’s more than likely you’ll be faced with massive crowds, heightened security, as well as transport closures & diversions. Add to that the fact that you’re in... read more
Photo of the week: Uluru

Photo of the week: Uluru

{The road by Uluru, in the Northern Territory, Australia} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/03/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/03/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Warranted or not, the French have garnered something of a reputation as being rude – particularly to foreign visitors. However, it seems the French have become increasingly rude to each other, so much so that 60 per cent of locals cite bad manners... read more
9 offbeat things to do in London

9 offbeat things to do in London

So you’ve hit up the museums and all the other usual suspects and you’re looking for something a little different to do in the British capital? Well look no further. Whether it’s food, sport, movies or art that interests you, there’s something for all tastes among my 9 unusual things to do in London. 1.... read more
Can’t decide which Mykonos beach to stay at? This is the hotel for you.

Can’t decide which Mykonos beach to stay at? This is the hotel for you.

Of all the islands in Greece, Mykonos certainly seems to attract the most young, fun loving and glamorous visitors. Sunbathing by day and partying by night are what it’s all about – although every beach on the island seems to have a different way of going about it. Picking the wrong beach to stay at... read more