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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 […]

How To Indulge Your Inner Sweden (You Know You Have One)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The chances you’re going to have any run-ins while visiting Sweden with any brooding, teenage vampires; maniacal, neo-fascist manufacturing magnates; or new fathers displeased with their forced 60-day paternity leaves are probably slim to none (sorry). However, if you’re looking to explore some of the sites around Stockholm and the rest of the country made […]

What’s Going On With Wikitravel?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

For anyone that’s ever typed in the word “Travel” followed by a country’s name in Google, chances are you’re familiar with the site Wikitravel. The reason? It seems that for just about every Google search involving travel, Wikitravel comes up as one of the top three results. (Try it: Travel India, Travel Argentina, Travel South […]

How To Help Invest In The Future Of Guatemala

Friday, October 5, 2012

In the current presidential election there is a lot of talk about safety nets. Without being political, I’ll say that the most in the developed world have them, and they tend to be pretty effective overall. In the third world, these nets often don’t exist, or are filled with human-sized holes. What this means is […]

How To Take A Break And Travel

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It may seem crazy to consider leaving your job in this economy to travel around the world on a career break, but more and more Americans are doing it every year. They check out of the corporate cube and go see the world in order to further their real-life experiences, marketability and their career. It […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April – June) 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 […]

Ikea To Open 100 Hotels

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Let the furniture assembly jokes begin! Ikea has announced that it will be opening 100 hotels throughout Europe in an effort to capture the budget-conscious, disposable furniture crowd who eschews luxury accommodations. According to the Financial Times, “[t]he hotels will not use the Ikea name and will not be run by the Swedish company but […]

Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from 4.2 million in 2011. Quite […]

Kon-Tiki Film Coming To Theatres [Video]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The film adaption of the famed travel book Kon-Tiki was recently released ahead of the movie’s North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film was directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, whose last film, Max Manus, is the highest-grossing film in Scandinavian history and the 2009 Norwegian Oscar entry for Best Foreign […]

How To See Every Flight In The World On Your Computer

Thursday, September 6, 2012

In the interest of finding the best travel sites on the web to help you wither away as much of your free time as possible, I present to you FlighRadar24.com, an online visual guide of every plane in the air. Yes, as if harnessing omnipotent powers like those known only to Shiva and the head […]

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