Travel News

Flights To South America For $10? London For $156?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It’s true, and here’s some other incredible travel deals I dug up from Spirit Airlines this week. Fort Lauderdale to Medellin: $9 Each Way Fort Lauderdale to Managua, Nicaragua: $9 Each Way Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica: $39 Each Way But who really wants to go anywhere warm and tropical during the height […]

Top 10 Beaches To Escape To This Winter

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Telegraph has come out with their “Top 10 Winter Beach Breaks,” with suggestions ranging from Sri Lanka at #1 to Zanzibar at #10. This, just in time for most people to realize they cannot even begin to afford going to any of these locations this year (see the below posting). But click the above […]

Sign Of The Times: Gap Years For The Newly Unemployed

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In what may be a telling sign of the troubling economic times we are in (wow, that was such a lofty introductory clause, I should totally send in some ideas to Obama’s speechwriter) the “gap year,” or what could more accurately be described as a forced extended vacation with no visible end, are now “in” […]

The End For Cuba, Or Just The Beginning?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fidel’s fading away, Obama’s in office, and for many, the Bay of Pigs could just as well be a description for some sort of spring break locale. As this article explores, Cuba, meanwhile, still clings to its nostalgic past, down to its vintage cars and outdated revolutionary slogans painted on building walls. For many, this […]

January: The Month NYC Becomes Cheap

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yeah you have to deal with sub-zero temperatures and arctic-like conditions in a city notoriously suited for walking, but if you plan on traveling to New York City, January’s the time to come if you’re looking to save a few bucks (and avoid other visitors). Hotels slash rates in the winter months, restaurant week (winter […]

Where To Find The Best Travel Videos On The Web

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A little while back I started a new travel video group on Vimeo (in my opinion the best video-sharing site on the web) and called it, appropriately enough: Travel Videos (not to be confused with the other travel video group on Vimeo named HD Travel Videos; I’m trying to be a little more inclusive). I […]

Low Cost Airlines Slash Prices; Americans Wish Desperately EasyJet and RyanAir Would Please, Please Come To The U.S.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

As if Americans weren’t already envious enough of Europe’s wide selection of low cost airlines that charge less than the price of what most airlines in America tack on to check a second bag, they’ve now gone ahead and instituted a price war, driving fares even lower. “Let’s hope there is a price war,” Ryanair […]

Top 10 New Year’s Bashes: Duluth Edged Out By . . . Sydney!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In what must be a devastating blow to the hard-scrabbled residents of the city of Duluth, Minnesota, the “Air-Conditioned City,” as the city is known to many long-time residents, was edged out this year from the top 10 places to spend New Year’s by none other than Sydney, with its 1.2 million visitors, day-long festivities, […]

Will The Sinking Pound Really Cause Anarchy?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not that the British media is known for avoiding sensationalizing the news every chance it gets, but what do you make of the Daily Mail’s response to the British pound’s recent flirtation with parity to the Euro (not to mention a virtual nosedive against the USD): “‘In past decades a currency crisis on this scale […]

The Ultimate Trip: Following The Footsteps Of Marco Polo

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I can admit that I watch way more public television than anyone under the age of 50 probably should (or should admit to), but where else would you find a documentary about two semi-unhinged guys who set out in their mid-40’s to retrace Marco Polo’s journey through some of the roughest and most dangerous parts […]

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