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Get To Know That Person Next To You: Sleep With Them

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In what has to be some of the best news to come to coach-class travelers since the inception of free headphones, Air New Zealand unveiled the “Skycouch,” a roll-out bed of sorts for your seats where you and your seatmate can lay down and grab some zzz’s. Apparently, in what must be received as nothing […]

Coming To Your Next Flight: Pilots Serving Your Meal

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ahead of an impending strike at British Airways this March, it was learned today that the airliner is preparing to sub their normal attendants with employees from around the company. Per the NYT, “British Airways began Monday to teach employee volunteers, including engineers and pilots, how to serve meals, conduct safety demonstrations and sell duty-free […]

War And Peace: Beirut´s Boom In Tourism (Good Or Bad?)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I stumbled upon a couple of articles in The Gazette this week highlighting Beirut, capital of Lebanon, as a city coming back to life. For the past 4o-plus years, this country has seen some of the worst of times. Situated in a precarious geographical position, it has been in the middle and on the sidelines […]

Cruise Ships Docking In Haiti. What’s Your Take?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I’ve spent a few childhood vacations sailing around the Caribbean islands in those gleaming-white, floating tourist kennels, visiting predetermined ports for minimal amounts of time. I rather enjoyed those trips, at that  time of my life, but now that I’ve outgrown hats with cartoon character ears attached to them, I prefer my traveling through different […]

Update: Help Haiti!’s Call For Help

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

“A lot can happen in a week. And some things can stay frustratingly the same.” I’ve been following’s campaign to help Haiti since I posted their efforts on TheExped last week. There are a few things to share. First things first, this is a huge undertaking and, to be done correctly, may take time. […]

Tony’s Back With Season 6. Hide Your Children

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tony’s back with Season 6 of “No Reservations” on the recently-purchased Travel Channel. He kicked things off last week with an episode from Panama (where he helped set fire to six tons of cocaine), and one from Istanbul this week (see above). You can expect upcoming trips to Brittany, Prague, and the Hudson Valley (New […]

Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stonehenge: A “national disgrace.” Did I miss something? I’ve never thought of the remarkable prehistoric wonder as such, but a committee involved with the globally-known monument recently described it that way (as well as the Guardian and the Telegraph). The reason is that the million or so people who travel there each year are now forced to pay […]

Your Travel Picture On A Frommer’s Guide

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frommer’s is running a pretty cool contest over at their site, where amateur travel photographers can have their pictures in the running for a spot on the cover of a Frommer’s guidebook (and win $5,000.00). You just need to register at the site and upload your pictures at the contest page. Below is the pictures […]

Haiti: Devastation In Pictures

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If you need a hint as to the devastation that is Haiti right now due to “the big one,” check out these pictures over at the BBC. UNICEF is already coordinating relief efforts, and donations are being accepted at their site. You can also help out by giving to the American Red Cross, and Operation […]

Come, Explore The Grandeur Of First Class (Leave Your Pretzels Behind)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This picture reminds you of your last flight, right? Where’s the tray table jabbing your mid-section, you ask? Where’s the sleeping septuagenarian resting on your shoulder? Why don’t you see empty bags of pretzels lying about? This, my friends, is the world of first-class travel. Come my fellow plebians, let us explore this strange new […]

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