The World’s Top 10 Biking Cities

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Having just discovered Montreal’s own foray into the modern bike-sharing world with “Bixi,” it got me thinking: Montreal must be one of the world’s top biking cities. And lo and behold, T+L has confirmed my suspicions, with Montreal coming in at number #4 behind, not suprisingly for anyone who’s been there, Copenhagen at #1, followed […]

I Want To See Pakistan But Am A Little Worried To Visit. Where Should I Go?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Located smack in between India and China in Pakistan’s Northern Areas, the Hunza Valley may be the best bet for the intrepid traveler hoping to experience Pakistan but who’s a tad bit worried about visiting, as the FT describes. Despite the jihadis who dominate the airwaves, however, Pakistan has a proud tradition of hospitality to […]

Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

Sunday, July 12, 2009

You never know what you’ll stumble upon while wandering the streets of Paris with camera in hand. Hopefully a good picture, but more important, some great memories. By Dana McMahan Sophie pushed open an anonymous door on rue de Faubourg Saint Antoine and we stepped off the noisy street and into a peaceful, shaded alley […]

Standing Room Only Coming To Ryanair?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yeah, I’d do it. That’s how cheap I am when it comes to air travel. Ryanair is apparently in the preliminary stages of retrofitting its fleet of planes to allow for a “standing room only” or “vertical seating” section where once there were four rows of overly comfortable, gilded-age era seat dwellers. Will it actually […]

7 Spots To Celebrate Bastille Day All Over The World

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I know, I know, you’re still recovering from Canada Day, but you can’t just sit at home while the rest of the world is celebrating Bastille Day this July 14th. Matador’s got your guide to the festivities around the world, including New York’s Midtown celebrations (not to metion the giant pétanque tournament in Brooklyn), Budapest’s […]

Who’s Got The Best Airplane Food? Is There Even Such A Thing?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Times ticks off the Top 7 airliners that are preparing edible in-flight meals, a miracle in it of itself, with British Airways topping the list with their lasagna (“layers of velvety pasta in a creamy, tangy sauce”) and chocolate mousse cake with mandarin sauce. Surprisingly, Virgin Atlantic comes in second with their “chunks of […]

How To Go Organic While In Lebanon

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Food markets are probably the best place visit in order to immerse yourself in the culture of the land, and there’s no better place to do this while you’re in Beirut than at the Souk-el-Tayeb farmers’ market. As was discovered by Joy of the Independant, “there’s a growing movement towards organic food in Lebanon, but […]

New Season Of “No Reservations”: Rocky Mountain Oysters Are On The Horizon

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” starts up its new season (#6 for those who are counting) this Monday, July 13th on the Travel Channel. Tony was in Argentina and Brazil in 2007, and it looks like he’s kicking off the new season by rounding off Southern South America with a trip to Chile, one of my […]

Where To Be “In” In Toronto

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Having just returned from Québec, I’m reminded of how Montrealers think that the words “cool” and “Toronto” are impossible to use in the same sentence, unless they’re talking about the weather. Allright, so maybe Toronto is no Montreal (no offense), but North America’s fifth largest city is starting to gain on the hip factor with […]

The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A trip to the DMZ only heightens the wish that one day, unification for the Koreans will no longer be a dream. By Jon Wick 3/29/09 2:42 p.m. Dora Observatory, DMZ Razor wire surrounded us as soon as we reached the northern border of Seoul. Manned watchtowers lined the rivers and even tanks cloaked in […]

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