Where To Find The Best Beaches In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Beach may have given SE Asia’s beaches a bad name (by the way the book is far superior than the crappy Leo movie, which is usually true of any book made into a movie, but in this case it’s just more true) but I can assure you that you’re more likely going to run […]

Do It In Doha

Monday, October 27, 2008

And by “it” I mean travel, why what were you thinking? Forget Dubai, the Disneyland of the Middle East. Doha, the half-million strong capital of Qatar, is not usually high on many travelers’ lists of destinations, but with temperatures in the mid 70’s at its coldest and a modern, cosmopolitan feel co-existing with its timeless […]

Cartagena Is For Food Lovers

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cartagena, Colombia, has been experiencing a dramatic upsurge in the number of visitors over the last few years, with over a million in 2006 coming to see this colonial city on the Caribbean coast. Besides being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as being one of the region’s top beach getaways, Cartagena has […]

Visiting Paris During The Sale Of The Year

Friday, October 24, 2008

Imagine if you could only find clothes on sale twice a year. What would be the result? Semi-annual Black Friday-like shopping melees? Caddy women (and a few men) jockeying for prized items? An upsurge in foreign tourists hoping to pounce on deals of up to 90% off on luxury goods? An intermittent upsurge in personal […]

The Lost City Of Colombia?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Discovered only a few decades ago, La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s Lost City is accessible to those willing to endure a days-long trek, a couple of treacherous river crossings, and oh yeah, the possibility of contracting one of several tropical mosquito-borne diseases. But that’s half the fun isn’t it? Here’s a great account of one such […]

Top 7 Surf Towns

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Budget Travel has put together list of the top 7 surf towns in the world which, if you’re like me, are all somewhere I’d much rather be now that the it’s getting cold enough that I can nearly see my breath in the air when I get out of bed in the morning (I really […]

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 […]

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