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Find Gold On The Street, Pay For Your New York Vacation

Find Gold On The Street, Pay For Your New York Vacation July 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Everyone complains about how expensive New York is. It’s not necessarily true. Sure, rent and hotels can be excessive, but food costs the same as anywhere else, and there are always free or cheap things to do to keep you entertained. But if you’re still hell-bent on spending money, but need...

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its Constitution

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its Constitution June 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
How is this for progressive politics and keeping up with the times? Amidst a collapsing economy, Iceland is drafting up a new constitution and is using crowdsourcing as part of the process. According to Good, Iceland’s 25-member constitutional council has created a Facebook page where the public...

Jetstar Passenger Finds Beetle Larvae In Her In-Flight Meal

Jetstar Passenger Finds Beetle Larvae In Her In-Flight Meal June 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Much ado about nothing? News.com.au has reported that 28-year-old Serena Chen of Yangebup in Western Australia found a beetle larvae in her inflight meal. She first reported it as a maggot, but Professor Ian Dadour, director of Forensic Entomologist Centre at University of Western Australia, confirmed...

Floating Golf Course Planned for Maldives to Cost $500 Million

Floating Golf Course Planned for Maldives to Cost $500 Million June 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Environmentalists aren’t too keen on the chemicals used and resources required for golf courses on land, but maybe the environmental impact will be less in the ocean? We’re willing to bet that’s not the case. According to Business Insider, floating technology experts Dutch Docklands...

Security “Checkpoints of the Future” Should Lessen the Hassles of Flying

Security “Checkpoints of the Future” Should Lessen the Hassles of Flying June 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Did you know that the average time spent going through airport security is 35 minutes? And we’re sure many of you have waited much longer than that. Not only is the waiting a pain, but how about taking your laptop out of your bag, removing your shoes and belt, and taking your jacket off? Then to...

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if the US didn’t have enough to disagree over, New York and Orlando have been taking potshots at each other about the number of tourists each city sees in a year. Orlando — its biggest draw being the Disney World resort — has long held the crown for most visitors per year but, according...

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If only our governments had banned barbed wire, angel wings, and dolphin tattoos years ago. This time, maybe Thailand is doing us a favor. According to The Telegraph, Thai officials want to ban visitors to Thailand from getting tattoos of Buddha and other sacred images. Culture MinisterNiphit Intharasombat...

Chelsea Flower Show Commanding Up To £1000 For A Pair Of Tickets

Chelsea Flower Show Commanding Up To £1000 For A Pair Of Tickets June 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
You probably thought that number in the title was a typo, right? It’s not. According to The Daily Mail, scalpers were receiving up to £1000 for two tickets to get into the sold-out Chelsea Flower Show. Face value of the tickets were £40 for all day passes, and just £19 for evening. The event...

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place June 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Here are the numbers: Cost: $16.7 million Length: 31 metres Width: 15 metres Number of solar cells: 38,000 Surface area of solar cells: 537 square metres Weight: 60 tonnes Max sailing speed: 15 mph (15 knots) Longest it can sail without direct sunlight: 3 days/3 nights Image: Reinhard_Schuldt/Flickr The...

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage June 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In the past we’ve reported several stories of smuggling: using diapers to smuggle cocaine, a monk smuggling a nun’s bones, and someone trying to get 95 live boa constrictors on a plane. While this story isn’t exactly smuggling (the passenger did declare he was carrying meat) it’s...
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