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Bourdain Announces Return Of New Season On April 9
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Bourdain Announces Return Of New Season On April 9

Travel Channel announced that Bourdain is returning April 9 for Season 8 of No Reservations, a great addition to an otherwise exciting spring for returning shows (both Mad Men and Game of Thrones will also […]

Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas
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Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas

Until January 31, 2012, rules regarding tourist visas for Turkey were, to say the least, blurry. How things used to be It was common practice for people entering the country on a 90-day holiday visa […]

Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan
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Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan

For those of us in that vast portion of North America that has remained snow-free for most of the year, the idea of a snow monster haunting the frigid landscape outside the safe confines of […]

Turning That Mile-High Encounter Into A Zero-Mile Relationship
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Turning That Mile-High Encounter Into A Zero-Mile Relationship

My guess is that the few days leading up to Valentine’s Day is probably the one day that Craigslist’s famed “Missed Connections” section actually sees a spike in traffic from people genuinely interested in the […]

Exclusive Video Of The Final Minutes Of The Costa Concordia [Video]
Exclusive Video Of The Final Minutes Of The Costa Concordia [Video]

Exclusive Video Of The Final Minutes Of The Costa Concordia [Video]

The first documentary about the sinking of the Costa Concordia, featuring video shot by passengers themselves as they attempt to flee the ship, airs this Sunday, February 12 at 7 p.m. on the Nat Geo […]

It Snowed In Rome? [Videos]
It Snowed In Rome? [Videos]

It Snowed In Rome? [Videos]

If you hadn’t heard, Rome — that bastion of Mediterranean sun — was hit by its first snowstorm in 26 years (8 inches to be exact), causing schools to be closed, taxi drivers to stay […]

If You Were An Airliner, Which Would You Be?
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If You Were An Airliner, Which Would You Be?

If you hadn’t noticed, JetBlue recently introduced a redesign of their site, dispensing with the overload of graphics and vibrant colors, and limiting the amount of text on the home page. They also introduced a […]

The Costa Concordia Was Actually Bigger Than The Titanic
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The Costa Concordia Was Actually Bigger Than The Titanic

With the recent sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, many people couldn’t help but draw parallels between this disaster and the Titanic, which coincidentally enough suffered a similar fate exactly 100 […]

Amateur Traveler Reviews The Expeditioner’s Guide To The World
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Amateur Traveler Reviews The Expeditioner’s Guide To The World

Thanks to Amateur Traveler for their review of The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World at their site this week. Many of you are probably active listeners to Chris Christensen’s Amateur Traveler podcast, which at last look was the number […]

India Opens New Floating Lake Palace To Visitors
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India Opens New Floating Lake Palace To Visitors

You may recognize the famous Lake Palace of Jaipur, Rajasthan — the ornate, seemingly floating palace turned hotel located in the middle (you read that right) of Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India — from such shows […]

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