Forget Autumn, Get Ready for Shoulder Season
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Forget Autumn, Get Ready for Shoulder Season

Need some good news for your Monday morning? Here it is: Shoulder season is here! So say the prognosticators over at Budget Travel. “Shoulder season” is how they refer to those times of year when “the tourist hordes have left (or haven’t yet arrived), prices have dropped, and the weather’s […]

Lost Cities You Can Still Visit
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Lost Cities You Can Still Visit

I have recently vowed to myself to do a bit more research on my future destinations before I arrive. Not of cafes or hostels, but of a place’s history.  That way, I can gain a better appreciation while I’m there. And not just what I slept through in high school history class, […]

Colombia Calling (Part Two)
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Colombia Calling (Part Two)

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. By Matt Stabile I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a steep cliff wall that descended into a wide bay. The public buses in Colombia are […]

Are Those Ice Spikes On Your Running Shoes?
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Are Those Ice Spikes On Your Running Shoes?

Okay, so last December you ran the Honolulu Marathon and found it exhilarating. Ready for a new challenge? How about something a little less…tropical? The Polar Circle Marathon delivers. If you’ve ever felt like running 26 miles through Greenland’s snow-covered moraine hills and across its permanent ice cap, this race […]

Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers
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Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers

“Venice of the East,” or the Indian city of Udaipur won a Travel & Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” as the best city for travelers in 2009. With its many lakes, canals, palaces, and value, it came in ahead of Cape Town, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Chiang Mai rounding out the […]

The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides
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The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides

In 2006, my wife and I bicycled through six Southeast Asian nations over three months. During the first half of the journey, one resource we turned to was Lonely Planet’s Cycling Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. With detailed route information, including km-by-km directions, elevation charts, and cycle-centric destination info, this book […]

Got Creepy? Scotland Castle Is Home To 7 Ghosts
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Got Creepy? Scotland Castle Is Home To 7 Ghosts

One Castle. Seven Ghost. Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, was the location for a recent Most Haunted episode. This brilliant castle was built in 1777, but the original buildings of the compound date back to 1165, and could be one of the most haunted places on earth. Each of the […]

Wifi The Friendly Skies
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Wifi The Friendly Skies

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the runway at LAX, staring mindlessly at the cycle of commercials playing on my seat’s personalized TV monitor. Credit cards, the Delta frequent flier program, jewelry, a promotion for “Mad Men.” But somewhere during the seventh or eighth cycle, one of the […]

Travel Sickness May Be Just What You Need
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Travel Sickness May Be Just What You Need

If you travel, you will get sick… sooner or later it will catch up with you. I have friends that get struck down , literally, on every trip they take. They can set their watch to it. Yet, it doesn’t slow them down in the least. Even I, iron immune system […]

Asia On Two Wheels
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Asia On Two Wheels

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the cultures of these these countries. The article states, “Sometimes the truest way to experience a […]

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