Under The Umbrian Sky
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Under The Umbrian Sky

It seems like we’ve read this one before: a solitary escape to the Italian countryside, salaciously detailed descriptions of food, the name dropping of small villages, but for some reason it’s still captivating, even if one Ms. Mayes is not involved, and even if there’s no Tuscan sun hovering overhead. […]

An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia
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An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia

Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Here are 10 must-see spots in Asia as revealed by an insider. Asia is the ultimate travel destination for the summer: easily accessible, endlessly diverse and comfortably affordable. With exciting cities, scenic splendor, fascinating wildlife, towering monuments and unique festivals, all of […]

Your Guide To Eastern Europe On The Cheap
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Your Guide To Eastern Europe On The Cheap

BootsnAll has your guide to getting around Eastern Europe cheap, from the low-cost airlines you’ve likely never heard of (BlueAir, Air Balitc, and the unfortunately named “Wizz Air” — so many jokes, way too easy), to the low-down on train travel (much slower, much less of a deal than in […]

Top 13 Free Events In New York City This Summer
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Top 13 Free Events In New York City This Summer

Fodor’s has a run-down of their top 12 free events this summer in the city that never likes to pay for things. Some are events most people, including tourists, probably know about including Shakespeare in the Park (Twelfth Night starring Anne Hathaway is this year’s show) and the annual New […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To Barcelona
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This Is Why You Want To Go To Barcelona

Very cool time lapse video of the city. Not recommended for those with motion sickness issues or for those who are inebriated while reading this site (and I know that probably excludes half of the readership). Beautifully shot epic short of a group exploring Barcelona via skateboard. You know it’s […]

A Look Back At Midsummer 2008
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A Look Back At Midsummer 2008

I was doing some maintenance on the site yesterday when I came across my Scandinavia Blog from 2008 and realized that it was exactly one year ago to the day that I left for that trip. Isn’t it odd how something that happened a year ago can feel like it […]

8 Things You Won’t Be Doing On Your Next Trip
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8 Things You Won’t Be Doing On Your Next Trip

When’s the last time you sent a postcard from your trip? How about put together a photo album of your travels? Made a mix tape, used a (paper) guide book, wrote in a journal? Lucy over at World Hum has put together her list of the 8 endangered travel traditions […]

Twitter To Save Iran?
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Twitter To Save Iran?

The U.S. State Department has reportedly contacted Twitter to put off scheduled maintenance so as to stay active during the Iranian protests.

How To Visit The New 7 Wonders Of The World In Less Than Five Minutes
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How To Visit The New 7 Wonders Of The World In Less Than Five Minutes

Forget “staycations,” “nocations,” and “watchingtravelchannelallweekendcations,” you can now visit The New 7 Wonders of the World by checking out perhaps the coolest site out their on the intraweb (you know, other than . . . well, you know). Panoramas.dk offers dynamic, detailed, 360-degree views of The Great Wall, the Colosseum, […]

Petra: A Must-See Before You Die
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Petra: A Must-See Before You Die

Unknown to the Western world until 1812 (and to popular culture until 1989 thanks to Indiana Jones), Petra was “discovered” by Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah, or Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, as his friends liked to call him back in his ‘hood in Switzerland. Today, this Nabataean caravan-city is one of the […]

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