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When Is The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bad news procrastinators, airline ticket fares are going up, and the best time to buy tickets keeps getting pushed further and further out in advance. And by in advance we’re talking 5 1/2 months in advance in some cases, as the NY Times discovered in a recent test of the best times to buy airline […]

Travel Channel Announces Three New Shows (2 About Cars, 1 About A Legless Man)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Travel Channel announced that it has ordered three pilots scheduled to premiere later this year. Of the three shows, two are car-based: Barn Finds (car expert Corky Coker travels the back roads of the Deep South searching for rare American cars and automotive memorabilia) and Power Trip (host Jason Harper travels the world by car). The […]

Check Out The Incredible Views From One World Trade Center

Friday, April 13, 2012

If you hadn’t heard already, One World Trade Center (the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower) just reached 100 stories high and is well on its way to becoming the tallest building in North America. In honor of the milestone, MSNBC sent a photographer up to the 69th floor to see what the views are […]

The 10 Best Food Markets In The World

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Can you think of anything that engenders more controversy and animosity than combining top 10 lists and food? Perhaps taxes, whale hunting and maybe the last episode of Lost are the only other topics I’d try to avoid. But that didn’t scare National Geographic from grabbing a few bites around the world and coming up with […]

Video: Anthony Bourdain On The Daily Show

Friday, April 6, 2012

In case you missed it, Mr. Bourdain dropped by The Daily Show last night to speak with Jon Stewart about the correlation between food and sex. Here’s the video from that illuminating discussion.

Why Plane Ticket Prices Aren’t Going Down Anytime Soon

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bad news: Airfares prices are going up, and they’re likely going to stay that way until scientists finally crack the code of cold fusion. The LA Times recently took a look at some of the factors behind the rise in prices, and the news is grim for those hoping the increase is simply a blip. […]

Exclusive: Airlines Attempt To Improve Industry By Purchasing Rainbows And Hiring Unicorns

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It’s really no secret that the airlines have perfected the art of gauging, devaluing the passenger, and poetic complacency. Perfected in the most beautiful sense. For example, how often have you tolerated the unpredictable ebb and flow of prices, paid far too much for a flight, endured the meaningless airline traditions (the small end goes […]

Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York […]

Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Google has quite a few search options that many people don’t know about (weight and money conversion, spelling, stock quotes) that display the information you’re looking for at the top of their page without having to click through to a specific site (of course the infamous “No Chuck Norris” search results in something quite different). […]

My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago

Friday, March 9, 2012

It struck around 2:45 in the afternoon on what had been a beautiful spring day. I was nearing the end of my contract as an English teacher at a middle school about an hour outside Tokyo. I’d been in good spirits due to the winding down of the workday and the promise of the weekend. […]

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