Uganda Is For Adrenaline Seekers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Uganda, the “pearl of Africa,” is catching the eyes of adventure seekers traveling to Africa in search of hiking, bungee jumping, kayaking, wildlife encounters and, as experienced by this article in the NYT, white-water rafting, some of which is the best in the continent. Even better, far from the dark days under the rule of […]

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. By Justin Calderon The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it all. The red hue of ultraviolet contamination could be seen slowly […]

Kayak San Fran

Friday, May 22, 2009

Because everyone knows that walking around the city is just so pedestrian (rimshot) — eh, sorry, I’m ready for the holiday weekend. But seriously, what cooler way to explore the 470 square miles that make up the San Francisco Bay than on the actual water itself? The LA Times has this article on several companies […]

Travel + Leisure Unveils New Site Design

Friday, May 22, 2009

A stop over at Travel + Leisure’s web site reveals a link to the revamped site design (click here to preview it). The most noticeable difference is the 2.0-esque widening of the site itself, a clear improvement on the narrow, crowded interface of the old design. The white background has been supplanted by a cool, […]

How To Escape The Crowds In Prague This Summer

Friday, May 22, 2009

Prague, the 7th most visited city in Europe (and 19th in the world), swells in late May and early June during the Fringe Festival Praha and the Prague Writers’ Festival (as well as most of the rest of the summer, begging the question of whether tourism is destroying the city). So if you find yourself […]

Frommer Watch: Boycott Burma?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In this week’s installment of one of’s most popular and closely followed recurring columns, “Frommer Watch,” we find the godfather of globe-trotting in his daily blog calling for a boycott of travel to Burma in the wake of that country’s ruling military junta’s recent trial of pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Frommer […]

Top 6 Beach Towns In Chile

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It’s not exactly a secret, but when most people think of Chile, incredible beaches and cool coastal towns do not usually pop into their head (despite the fact that the country has about 4,000 miles of Pacific coastline). As Cathy explains in this Matador article, these towns have inspired poetry (Neruda – Isla Negra), offered […]

The Alhambra . . . At Night . . . In HD

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Alhambra is amazing to see during the day, just wait until you see it at night. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Spanish guitar music lately, so this video’s got that going for it, which is nice.

The 14 Best Pubs In Dublin

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In pretty much every city in the world, you’re going to run into people that will swear on their mother’s grave that this particular bar is the best in the world, and that you should not let anyone tell you otherwise. This is ever so true in Dublin, the mecca of fine pubery (yes, I […]

Kind Of Like “Before Sunrise” But On A Plane

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Well, not exactly, but New Zealand Air’s new “Matchmaking Flight,” a site/flight, allows potential lovebirds to act out their various courting rituals and find a potential mate online during the summer (how 21st century!). This is followed by an October 13th, pre-game party at LAX where the newly acquainted can get loaded up on […]

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