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Louvre Is 2008′s Most Visited Museum In The World
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Louvre Is 2008′s Most Visited Museum In The World

Almost as anticipated in the art and travel worlds as the Forbes 100 Richest list is in the financial world, the Top Five Most Visited Museums list was released today, with the Louvre topping the list with over 8.5 million visitors who descended beneath the world’s most famous pyramid (okay, […]

Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?
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Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?

One person’s authentic Irish pub may be someone else’s Olive Garden. It seems that with the onset of globalization and the increase of culture exportation, the traditional Irish Pub is the latest to be recreated and commoditized around the world. This article at World Hum discusses the new book, A […]

Top 5 Spots For Street Food In Paris
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Top 5 Spots For Street Food In Paris

Paris may have some of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in the world, but for those hoping to save a little money or looking for something a little bit different while about town, here are the top five spots for street food in Paris. Ah Paris: the land of […]

Tips For Eastern Europe This Summer
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Tips For Eastern Europe This Summer

I would normally begin a post about a Rick Steves article by poking fun at his get-off-the-beaten-path-by-taking-my-tour-or-buying-my-book mantra, then dissuading you from taking any of his advice, but I’ve got to admit, the guy does know Europe, so take this next bit with a grain of salt. Here’s what Rick’s […]

Dublin On The Cheap: Act Like A Dubliner
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Dublin On The Cheap: Act Like A Dubliner

Want to save money while traveling: avoid the tourists. It’s axiomatic, but its surprising how often travelers forget this simple little truth. And though Ireland’s been hit with some hard times recently — after years of staggering growth — Dublin still manages to be an all-to-easy destination to blow your […]

A Night Out In Paris’s Underground Dining Scene

A Night Out In Paris’s Underground Dining Scene

Forget the big names and put away the guidebook, for a taste of some of the best eats Paris has to offer, be ready to head underground. By Dana McMahan With Michelin-starred restaurants and legendary food purveyors competing for the gourmand’s attention on seemingly every corner, Paris offers some of […]

Insider’s Guide To Retro London
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Insider’s Guide To Retro London

London’s experienced a massive facelift and identity transformation brought on by the influx of banking money and globalization, but there are still a few spots around town where you can get a whiff (quite literally) of a London of yesteryear, or at least maybe a London you can kind of […]

See London’s East End Before It Ends
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See London’s East End Before It Ends

First off, I apologize for the lame title to this blog posting. Now that that’s behind me; East London (and more specifically, Stratford) is being handed the incredibly well choreographed and impossible-to-match Olympic torch from China in four years, which spells trouble for this immigrant neighborhood of over 1.5 million […]

More Dispatches From Iceland
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More Dispatches From Iceland

Not to be outdone by everyone else on the Iceland bandwagon, the NYT sent normally stodgy restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni to sample the city’s more-affordable-than-before reindeer and puffin delicacies and to check out the notoriously inebriated and long-lasting nightlife (where he managed to stay out almost past 1 a.m. to […]

Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors
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Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors

It’s probably best not to be too vocal while your on the street about the fact that one of the main reasons you’re in a particular country is how cheap everything is and how your otherwise meager lifestyle is elevated to that of a swingin’ business mogul during your trip. […]

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