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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 travelers in 2009, a decrease of 6.3% from the previous year. As can be seen […]

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 the most photographed places on Earth are, and this was their results, ranked by city […]

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 the world. A quick look at this list showing the number of vacation days workers […]

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 class curriculum alongside rainforest degradation, saving sperm whales, and making model rockets? For those of […]

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 question is called pukh, and it’s actually the pollen of the poplar tree. And when the […]

Fat Tuesday 2011: Mardi Gras By The Numbers
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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 take a look at Mardi Gras by the numbers as it effects New Orleans. According […]

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 play into the setting of such prices — when exactly fares are the cheapest without […]

Do You Really Need To Turn Off Your Electronic Device Before Takeoff And Landing?
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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, well, whatever these are (the teens?). Is there anything as irksome as having to sit […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport? (Updated: 2011)
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How Many Americans Have A Passport? (Updated: 2011)

Given the recently released statistics from the U.S. State Department in early 2011, I updated one of The Expeditioner’s most popular posts from 2010 that asked the question: How Many Americans Have a Passport? According to the recent numbers, the answer is about 37%. Click through to read more.

How Many Americans Take A Gap Year?
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How Many Americans Take A Gap Year?

Spend any time on the road and you’re more likely than not going to run into a young Australian or a Brit in the midst of a gap year. For many Americans, the gap year itself is a foreign concept (my guess is most Americans don’t even know what it […]

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