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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 […]

Lonely Planet’s Now A Blog?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anyone had time to check out Lonely Planet’s recent online makeover? Apparently LP ditched it’s old, clunky design featuring limited helpful information and loads of self-promoting ads for a clunky, blog-style site featuring limited helpful information and loads of self-promoting ads. I use Lonely Planet guides as much as the next guy when I travel, […]

Looking For A Relaxing Trip? Avoid Costa Rica

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Maybe being named #5 on the Top 10 Eco-Friendly Countries list helped a bit, but Costa Rica is now known as one of the world’s best places to visit for an active trip. From zip-lining, horseback riding, extreme tubing (dude!), hiking, and maybe even a little rappelling for good measure, Costa Rica offers a huge […]

Is Argentina Really Running Out Of Money?

Friday, December 5, 2008

It’s true. Slate’s Joe Keohane’s was recently down in Buenos Aires for the holiday where he stumbled upon a curious financial phenomenal creating annoyance (and even some savings) in the streets of Argentina: they’re running of money. Well, the one-peso coin to be exact, which is a big deal when you consider how often it’s […]

Prices Plummet On Flights To Hot Panama

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Has anyone else noticed how cheap it’s become to fly to Panama? (I found rates as low as $336 from New York City). My friend’s heading down there for New Year’s this year and I suspect there will be plenty more travelers discovering this nation of 3 million so long as prices stay so low. […]

When Are You Going To Be Able To Get Wi-Fi On Your Next Flight?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Take that non-interactive books, wi-fi should be up and running on many flights soon. In a related development, the romantic-comedy genre is expected to experience a steep drop in viewers due to its heavy reliance on bored, captive plane passengers for most of its business. This article runs down who’s getting it and when. Virgin […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Town This Year

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There’s a buzz surrounding South Africa these days as the country prepares to host the 2010 World Cup (582 days and counting according to their site) and with the winter descending on the Northern Hemisphere and the weakening of the rand, South Africa should be at the top of many people’s to-visit list this year, […]

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