Argentine Peso Plummets: What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It’s being reported this morning that Argentina, already in the midst of a severe economic turndown as a result of weakening commodity prices and international market conditions, is seizing $29 billion in pension assets, this after the country announced a few days ago that it would be devaluing its currency from its current rate of […]

10 Things You Need To Know About London

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

London’s a great time to visit this fall now that the crowds have thinned and ticket prices are dropping, so here’s a look at 10 things you should know when you go. At 2:54 you get a good overview of the city’s main museums, which most happen to be free, and at 5:25 there’s a […]

Why Go Anywhere Else? Budapest In A Weekend

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The key to a successful weekend vacation? Making the most of your time. So when I say Budapest is the “easy option” of eastern Europe, I mean it in a good way: you can dive right in and enjoy every second. By Laura Bridgestock Budapest has always been a step ahead of its neighbors in […]

Does Cheaper Fuel Mean Cheaper Tickets?

Friday, October 17, 2008

With oil dropping below $70 a barrel this week in a major global sell-off (sorry Russia) there are reports surfacing that airlines are rolling back fuel surcharge fees on tickets, which translates into some serious price reductions. There were some reports that only international carriers were dropping fees, but now the U.S. airlines are getting […]

Sleep Cheap In New York City

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It’s not exactly news that it’s nearly impossible to afford hotels in New York City (don’t even get me started on apartments) but who wants to pay hundreds of dollars a night in a city that doesn’t sleep? (It’s not like you’re going to sleep all that much while you’re there anyways.) Here’s a few […]

Colombia’s Secret Pacific Paradise

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Colombia is roughly twice the size of France, so it comes as no surprise that you can still find a tropical paradise almost nearly untouched by development. The Chocó Department, bordering Panama to the south and stretching from the Caribbean Sea down to the Pacific coastline, is one of Colombia’s most remote but perhaps one […]

Colorado At Its Best

Monday, October 13, 2008

Being away from my homestate of Colorado for almost ten years made me forget just how beautiful the state really is. Here are a few pictures that try to do it justice. The cavernous main terminal of Denver International Airport was built to resemble the snow-capped peaks of the nearby Rockies.

The Lowdown On NYC Guidebooks

Monday, October 13, 2008

Last night, as I was looking out my plane window at the New York skyline on my flight back from Colorado, I started to think about how much I miss NYC every time I leave the city, even if I’m not gone for that long (this trip away was a mere 72 hours). It’s espcially […]

Forget The Casinos, See The Real Macau

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It didn’t take long for tiny Macau, officially a “Special Administrative Region of China” — whatever that is — to overtake Las Vegas as the biggest gambling city in the world. The real shame is how many of those 20 million who hit the tables so far this year didn’t get a chance to see […]

Is Economic Armageddon Good For Travel?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

  Global markets are in upheaval, the financial sector is in shambles, and people are genuinely worried about the possibility of a Depression-like scenario in the near future, which only begs the question: So what does this mean for my next trip? It’s no surprise that plucky editors across the board have jumped on the […]

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