Travel Trivia

You Know Who Loves Thailand? The Swedes

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

11 million people visit Thailand every year. So who which country outside of Asia visits Thailand the most? Coming in at number one is Australia with 520,090, followed by the United Kingdom at 670,904, the U.S. at 496,812, India at 494,223, Germany with 438,171, France at 339,201, and in seventh place is Sweden with 253,007. […]

Travel Trivia: Can You Answer This Final Jeopardy Question?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I’ve recently discovered my daily ass kickings at the hands of the Stairmaster in my gym are tempered by back-to-back showings of Jeopardy and No Reservations. They seem to do a good job of keeping my attention away from the wheezing gasps of air coming out of me for at least an hour. It’s not […]

How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I decided to research the costs to travel around the world and create a chart showing how many days a traveler can travel in a particular country with $1,000. How, you may ask, does one come up with these numbers? Easy, I simply researched the purchasing power of the U.S dollar as a base by […]

What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trick question. The answer is that it depends. Are you in Spanish or French Basque country? What’s the difference? To find out, the NYT takes a road trip through both countries, starting from the westernmost part of the region in the beach town of Bakio — about an hour north of Bilbao — where it’s […]

The Wide World Of Micronations

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It’s been three years since the Lonely Planet Micronations hit the shelves. Assuming this one isn’t sitting on your shelf (it’s not on mine); I wondered where I had to go to say I’ve visited one of these pint sized nations. At any given time, there are numerous of these found all over the world. Perhaps, […]

Where Are The Best Toilets In The World?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Do you ever get that sinking feeling while you’re looking over your pictures after you’ve come back from a trip and realize that your photos are woefully lacking in any interesting shots of exotic and notable bathrooms? Yeah, I think it happens to everyone. But to fill in those gaps, check out T+L’s top 10 […]

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 […]

Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France

Friday, June 26, 2009

Having finished off “Fast Food Nation” just last night, it was more than a little disheartening to come across this article over at Slate chronicling McDonald’s’ slow takeover of the gastronomic interests of the French. As is revealed in the piece: “The company was pulling in over a million people per day in France, and […]

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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