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Kermit The Frog: He’s Been More Places Than You

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Joining the ranks of the traveling garden gnome, Kermit the Frog (an unlicensed, unaffiliated-with-official-Muppets-or-Disney-merchandising version), is traveling the world, going to more places than you’ve probably been, and gaining the sideway leers from countless of bystanders as he’s manhandled and posed into place by a doting German couple, all in the name of a good […]

Shipwreck Becomes Visible In Stockholm Due To Falling Water Levels

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

If you find yourself in Stockholm, Sweden, this summer (which lasts roughly 17 days beginning in late June), you may be able to catch a glimpse of a shipwreck from the 1600’s that has recently become visible in the water outside downtown Stockholm. Thought to be of Danish origin, the boat was sunk in the […]

Kayak Reveals The Cheapest Month To Book Your Flight

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You’d think the people over at Kayak would have less to worry about than saving money on airfare given their recent sale to Priceline for a cool $1.8 billion. But lucky for us, they don’t, and with the vast amount of airfare data in their possession, along with the help of the high-octane team of […]

Which Countries Are The Least Visited In The World?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The list of the most visited countries in the world is a who’s who of popular and accessible vacation destinations, with France, the U.S., China, Spain and Italy all in the top five positions. Of course they are, they’re big, they’re (mostly) rich in culture, and sadly enough, the majority are home to a popular […]

Hostel Situations: Are Backpacker Hangouts Finally Branching Out?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Increased connectivity is in the contemporary buzzfeed. Along with social media and networking platforms, travelers are discovering that the way we travel should, naturally, also be social and fun, which makes the rise in popularity of hostels make perfect sense. A recent NYT article introduced the Mexico City-based hostel Downtown Beds, a hostel located in the former servants’ quarters of […]

49 Unforgettable Pictures Of Carnival

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last Sunday saw the giant mass of sweaty, jiggling, sambaing humanity that is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, a must-see bucket list entry for every traveler. For just a small taste of what it might be like to attend the parade at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (capacity 90,000), check out the Daily Mail’s photo […]

How To Get Paid $50,000 To Travel The World For Six Months

Monday, February 11, 2013

I normally don’t throw around the adjectives “biggest” or “baddest” very often — except maybe when discussing Edwardian Era-British foreign policy — but the Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List contest from easily fits those descriptions. Running from January 28 to March 31, the winner of the contest will receive a six-month, all-inclusive, blogging trip around the […]

How You Can Make Your Bag Text You When It’s Lost

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Trakdot is destined to be the coolest travel device invented since the release of the Ostrich Pillow (which is probably also the weirdest travel device ever invented). The Trakdot is a device the size of a deck of cards that you stick in your bag before you board. Then, when United inevitably sends your […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2012)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October – December) of 2012 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

The 10 Cheapest Cities To Visit In Europe For 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the third year in a row, has released their European Backpacker Index (yes, you read that right economics majors), a list that ranks European cities by their cheapness. The list includes such variables as hostel bunk prices, local transportation costs, budget meals, attraction rates and, of course, local beer prices. Doing so, the […]

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