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Signs: No Fishing In Toilets In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This week the NYT asked readers to send in their best strange signs from abroad, and this was the result. Some highlights? #24: When in Saudi Arabia, it’s okay to sit on the toilet, but please refrain from fishing in it, no matter how tempting your catch may be.

Family Vacations Are Becoming Family Adventures

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not long ago, it was common to read a family’s vacation itinerary to include theme parks, beaches, and guided tours of museums or cathedrals. Nowadays, with the increased capacity to boldly go where few folks have gone before, family vacations are turning into, what Bella English refers to in her article in The Boston Globe […]

When Weighing Your Options, Choose Choice Air

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I love options. It’s one of the main reasons that, although the country provides some serenity, that I choose to live in a city. If I want a loaf of bread, I can choose from hundreds of local bakeries. If I need batteries, I can walk within a one-mile radius and find enough battery power […]

Happy Birthday Glacier National Park

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Looking back, there is really only one reason that I ended up in the state of Montana: the awesome beauty of Glacier National Park. After finishing school on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, I deemed it only appropriate that I continue to surround myself with that kind of majestic beauty. A previous road trip through the park […]

Be Jealous: Simon Reeve On His “Job” Traveling The World For The BBC

Friday, May 7, 2010

Why is it that the British get the best travel shows? Yes, we have “No Reservations,” but the Brits get Michael Palin, the “Planet Earth” with the good voice-over by Sir David Attenborough, and Simon Reeve, who has been doing some great travel documentaries for the BBC2, his latest being “Tropic of Cancer with Simon […]

Apple To Put The Squeeze On Travel Sites?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

According to, Apple has filed a patent for iTravel, an iPhone application that would allow users to search, book, and receive confirmations for flights, car rentals, buses, trains and hotels. With no official announcement yet, the most likely release date for this function would be this summer when the iPhone receives a major upgrade […]

From Carry-ons To The Mile High Club: A Flight Attendant Tells All

Monday, April 26, 2010

The airlines, for the average Joe like myself, is an industry shrouded in this kind of mystery. I’ve definitely flown my fair share of times, but I truly don’t know any more about its operations than that of potato farming. The recent book published, Betty In The Sky With A Suitcase, contains stories from airline […]

The Great Debate: NYC vs. SF

Friday, April 23, 2010

It seems that North Americans are perpetually torn and divided on which “coast” to favor. Seeing as the United States and Canada are such expansive countries, it’s a luxury to be able to judge those on the other side of the nation. In Canada, there is a quiet, yet pervasive, rivalry between Vancouver and Toronto […]

Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?

Friday, April 23, 2010

There’s been some buzz lately here in New York about fake signs cropping up in the NYC subway system. Designed to look like official decrees from the MTA, these posters instruct riders to avoid doing those ever-so-annoying things you’d be surprised people actually do, and quite often I might add, such as clipping their nails […]

Ten Weird Cities, In No Specific Order

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just when you think that your city is somewhat unique and interesting, you read an article that makes your head explode. Cities with underground offices, street dogs that can navigate the underground transit system, and a British-themed residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Shanghai are just a few of the “10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth”, an article posted on […]

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