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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 prospect of getting in touch with that “someone special” they met at a party but […]

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 Channel. The above clip shows passengers as they confusedly wait then rush forward to board […]

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 home and videographers to take to the streets to catch the rare site of snow […]

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 new script-based dropdown navigation menu (fancy!) and put a new emphasis on their frequent flier […]

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 years ago. And just in case you think the Concordia comparisons to the Titanic are […]

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 five podcast in iTunes’ “People and Places” category (damn Rick Steves was just ahead at […]

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 as No Reservations or the movie Octopussy. But Rajasthan has another notable “floating” palace opening […]

Frommer Watch: Travel In India Is Really Cheap Right Now
India Is Really Cheap Right Now

Frommer Watch: Travel In India Is Really Cheap Right Now

India has always been a cheap country to travel through, but it’s now cheaper than ever. As the galavanting guru Arthur Frommer points out in a recent blog post, the exchange rate of the Indian Rupee is at a historical low as compared to the U.S. dollar, with each greenback […]

I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone
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I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone

I’m crazy for pictures. You put a picture of a cheeseburger in the menu of a five-star restaurant and that’s what I’m ordering. Screw the caviar, unless there’s a picture, it’s losing out to the photo option. Apparently, my quirkiness also works for travel. In particular, I recently came across […]

Kayak To Google Flight Search: Drop Dead
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Kayak To Google Flight Search: Drop Dead

Notice anything different this month when you searched for airfares on Google? Try typing in “New York to Los Angeles,” and you’ll notice that Google’s Flight Search service now pops up at the top of results — below several advertisements, but prominently “above the fold” (industry term for the part […]

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