Travel Trivia​​

Is The Great Wall Of China Really Visible From Space?
Is The Great Wall Of China Really The Only Man-Made Object Visible From Space?

Is The Great Wall Of China Really Visible From Space?

Travelers are especially fond of soaking up arcane facts about the world we live in, like which country has the most lakes (Finland), or what year the Coliseum was completed (80 A.D.), and then subsequently […]

Flights Are Slower Today Because Airliners Are Cheap(er)
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Flights Are Slower Today Because Airliners Are Cheap(er)

Just like your male pattern baldness and the distance you’re feeling with your significant other, that nagging feeling you have that airliners are slower today than they used to be is actually true and not […]

The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]
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The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

According to the most recent statistics from the World Tourism Organization, the top 10 most visited countries in the world was unchanged in order from 2008, with France leading the way, welcoming 74.2 million international […]

These Are The Most Photographed Places On Earth
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These Are The Most Photographed Places On Earth

Budget Travel recently put in a request to Cornell University (are esteemed academic institutions usually at the beck and call of travel magazines?) to analzye Flickr’s more than 35 million photographs to figure out where […]

It’s Time For Americans To Get More Vacation Days
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It’s Time For Americans To Get More Vacation Days

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, I thought we’d take a look at a sad problem here in the U.S. Everyone knows that Americans have some of the shortest vacation days available in […]

What Ever Happened To Biosphere 2?
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What Ever Happened To Biosphere 2?

For anyone who attended 6th-grade science class between the years 1990 and 1994, they know what I’m referring to. Remember Biosphere 2, the self-contained space-colony-in-the-Arizona-desert experiment that seemed to be part of the requisite science […]

Sexual Frustration And Why It Snows In June In Moscow
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Sexual Frustration And Why It Snows In June In Moscow

Come late spring in Moscow, just after the snow has subsided for the winter, another form of white, powdery substance blankets the capital of Russia, and it’s not what you think. The white stuff in […]

Fat Tuesday 2011: Mardi Gras By The Numbers
Fat Tuesday 2011

Fat Tuesday 2011: Mardi Gras By The Numbers

In celebration of Fat Tuesday 2011 and the end of Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras is the last Tuesday before the beginning of the Lent season that kicks off with tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday), I though we’d […]

What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?
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What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?

Surely predicting when airline tickets are the cheapest isn’t an exact science, is it? One couldn’t possibly say, with any level of particularity — given the Jurassic Park-esque chaos theory level of variables that must […]

Do You Really Need To Turn Off Your Electronic Device Before Takeoff And Landing?
Need To Turn Off Your Electronic Device Before Takeoff And Landing

Do You Really Need To Turn Off Your Electronic Device Before Takeoff And Landing?

What peanuts were to the airline industry in the ’70s and ’80s, the “Please turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, PDAs and computers prior to takeoff” announcement is now for the ’00s and, […]