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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July – September) of 2012 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

The Empire State Building Goes Vegas With New Light Show

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Visitors to New York City this holiday season will get the first chance to see the new light show that is The Empire State Building. Once home to stodgy monochrome lights that changed every week or so to reflect the time of the year (or a Giants Super Bowl win), the building has now upgraded […]

Your Donation May Fund The Next Big Thing In Travel Video

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gaston Blanchet and Kerrin Sheldon are the travel filmmakers behind the Kickstarter project Humanity.TV, a short-documentary series that intends to break away from the traditional travel host format and instead feature authentic stories of locals from all over the world telling their own stories in their own land. If successful, Humanity.TV will launch an online […]

Michael Palin: The Greatest British Traveler Of Our Age?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Everyone’s favorite ex-Monty Python member turned traveler turned three-year term as president of the Royal Geographical Society, Michael Palin, is back with a new travel series, Brazil With Michael Palin, which recently began airing on the BBC, and hopefully coming to a local station (or Netflix) soon. Palin, who long ago could have rested on […]

Hotel Of Doom Set To Open In North Korea After 25 Years Of Construction

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea, otherwise known to the world as “The Hotel of Doom” for various reasons — not the least of which is due to its Death Star-like appearance and its location in the world’s most reclusive country — is on track to finally open […]

How Has Hurricane Sandy Affected Travel In New York City?

Friday, November 2, 2012

When I was typing the first sentence of this post, the New York City Marathon was on. I was going to raise the question as to whether or not our readers thought that decision was a good call considering the controversy that was erupting over the mayor’s decision to proceed with it. New York City sets […]

What Is The Longest Nonstop Flight In The World?

Friday, November 2, 2012

One of the first questions people asked me ahead of my past trip from New York to Africa was how long the flight was going to be, to which I would answer, “I don’t know, a few hours.” Well, it was actually 14 hours, 55 minutes, by far the longest flight I had ever taken […]

5 Of The Most Beautiful Countries You Should Think Twice About Visiting

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The U.K. Foreign Officer recently compiled a list of countries that: a) you should not travel to, and b) those that you should travel to only if you must. These warnings, as listed by The Telegraph, are focused in areas of the world that have experienced political, social and economic turmoil within the past few years. As a […]

Travel Blogger Makes Time’s 25 Best Blogs 2012 List

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Congrats to Earl Baron of the eponymously named site who made Time’s 2012 25 Best Blogs List this year (in 2011 The Everywhereist made the list, and in 2010 it was Everything-Everywhwere). For those of you unaware of Earl’s site, it’s focused on his 13-year-and-counting trek around the world, which has included over 83 countries and […]

Here’s Your Chance To Win A Free GoPro HD Camera!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You read that right, as part of the launch and my inclusion in the newly launched Veria Voices program, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own GoPro HD Hero, and all you have to do is enter your e-mail address for your chance to win — simple as that. Just click through here to […]

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