Why Do People Go To Disneyland?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LuggagePoint has this great visual chart of the world’s 50 most popular tourist destinations. Sadly enough, a quick glance at the graphic shows how popular the Disney parks are, not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia as well. Is there any way to describe the horror that Disneyland Paris beats out the […]

Diving In Mozambique

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Not that I planned to do it when I headed there, but I figured what better place to obtain my Scuba Open Water Certification than in Tofo, Mozambique, home to some of the world’s most diverse collection of aquatic life, including whale sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, and perhaps most famously, manta rays (in fact […]

Igloos, Raves, and Snowbombing: The World’s Top Ten Winter Parties

Thursday, September 24, 2009

For us in the northern hemisphere, the cooler mornings mean winter’s right around the corner. Every year at this time, I’m bombarded with visions of chest deep powder runs through Rocky Mountain champaign, followed quickly by après beers turned all night jam fests. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more excited to share this Times […]

Coming Soon To A Plane Near You: Miliarty-Style Seating

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Did you catch the latest in the continuing saga of the ever-shrinking seating space on airplanes? Design firms around the world are racing to fulfill the airliners’ desire to pack more people into less space in an effort to save money. The newest idea? Military-style seating where passengers sit facing each other in narrow rows. […]

Strip And Scrub: The Iceland Way

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all learned that as a kid, and never thought too much of it since. What I failed to learn then, I’m catching up with now. Iceland is one of those mysterious, unique places I always see on a map, tilt my head a little […]

Why Your Next Trip Should Be To Central America

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Is there anything worse than that sinking feeling you get after looking at your bank statement and realizing that about 3/4 of the world is officially out of your budget for travel at the moment? Relax, as winter approaches, temperatures drop, and wallets are reeling from summer excesses, there’s still a chance to get away […]

Ecotourism Sprouting in Cuba

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In fifty years, the U.S. travel ban to Cuba has been next to ineffective in promoting democracy there. In fact, there have been many efforts cropping up, one featured here in Matt’s post, to abolish this. Yet, despite being nearly completely closed to the awaiting masses sitting just beyond the island’s waters, tourism is on […]

Surviving Spain

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? By Laura Bridgestock It’s 8:30 a.m. I’ve been asleep for three hours. It […]

Travel Assignment: Choose Anywhere In The World. Travel There. Write About It. Go!

Friday, September 18, 2009

What happens when you hire six of some of the best travel writers in the world to go on assignment, anywhere they want, to write about anything they want? Try donkeys in Morocco, treks to the Punjab, and, could this be, Frances Mayes of “Under the Tuscan Sky” waxing poetic about . . . Poland? […]

Raise Your Steins: Here’s To A Great Oktoberfest

Friday, September 18, 2009

This weekend, some six million people will head off to the start of Munich’s infamous festival celebrating everything Bavarian. The ceremonial tapping of the first keg, by the mayor of Munich, will happen this Saturday at 12:00. The party, this year, will last until October 4th. Growing up in the Midwest (as with so many […]

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