How Necessary Are Sheep In An Irish Travel Video? Very
How Necessary Are Sheep In An Irish Travel Video? Very

How Necessary Are Sheep In An Irish Travel Video? Very

In preparation of my Ireland trip beginning next Tuesday, I decided to try to bone up on travel video making by watching a lot of Anthony Bourdain (I’m finishing up Season 1) as well as some old Michael Palin travel video (for you Netflix folks, you can stream his first […]

This Just In: Senate To Introduce Bill To Lift Cuba Travel Ban
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This Just In: Senate To Introduce Bill To Lift Cuba Travel Ban

Per CNN, the U.S. Senate is introducing a bill into the Senate to lift the 47 year-old ban on travel to Cuba. Given the Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, many see this latest effort to ban the ban to be the most viable in years. Per Senator […]

Louvre Is 2008′s Most Visited Museum In The World
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Louvre Is 2008′s Most Visited Museum In The World

Almost as anticipated in the art and travel worlds as the Forbes 100 Richest list is in the financial world, the Top Five Most Visited Museums list was released today, with the Louvre topping the list with over 8.5 million visitors who descended beneath the world’s most famous pyramid (okay, […]

Frommer Watch: Down With Corrupt User-Generated Travel Sites
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Frommer Watch: Down With Corrupt User-Generated Travel Sites

In our latest (and first) installment of Frommer Watch™, Arthur Frommer is throwing the gauntlet down on user-generated travel review sites. Citing his own ill-advised foray into user-generated advice during the pre-internet days of yore, Frommer recounts how his own guides once contained a “Readers’ Selections” section. That was, until […]

Why The East Coast Of Barbados Is, Like, Totally Better Than The West
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Why The East Coast Of Barbados Is, Like, Totally Better Than The West

The secret’s out: if you really want to enjoy Barbados, skip the pricey resorts and leathery tourists on the west coast of the island and Go East Young Surfer! to the real Barbados. As Danielle Pergament explains in her piece in this Sunday’s NYT (remember her? we blogged about her […]

Falling For The “Other” Brazil In Minas Gerais
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Falling For The “Other” Brazil In Minas Gerais

A taste of true Brazilian culture is waiting for you just a short trip from Rio in Minas Gerais. By Lindsey Witthaus When most people picture Brazil they usually conjure up images of Rio de Janeiro and its many postcard-worthy locations such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the famous Ipanema […]

Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?
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Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?

One person’s authentic Irish pub may be someone else’s Olive Garden. It seems that with the onset of globalization and the increase of culture exportation, the traditional Irish Pub is the latest to be recreated and commoditized around the world. This article at World Hum discusses the new book, A […]

How To Find Rhino In South Africa’s Phinda Reserve
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How To Find Rhino In South Africa’s Phinda Reserve

Nestled against the eastern coastline of South Africa is Phinda Resource Reserve, a 57,000-acre reserve boasting the Big Five, 380 bird species and a coastline teeming with marine life. The Independent Online has a great story of one woman’s trek into the bush to track down and catch a peek […]

Putumayo Goes Back To The Salsa Well, And It’s All Good
Putumayo Goes Back To The Salsa Well, And It’s All Good

Putumayo Goes Back To The Salsa Well, And It’s All Good

I feel like I used to get e-cards all the time back when the internet was a young lad, now the only e-cards I get are from Putumayo — not that there’s anything wrong with that. Especially since their e-cards play good music (I feel like I remember a large […]

9 Tips To Travel Free
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9 Tips To Travel Free

“Free” and “cheap” seem to be the theme of the site this week, which is probably a reflection of the pitiful state of my bank account (do airlines really need to charge for their tickets?). There are plenty of options for cheap travel, from hostels, street food and just plain […]

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