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The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is…

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is… April 11, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Google Maps just keeps expanding and expanding. The internet giant has now made its way into Thailand. New street views include roads in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, though many of the historical sites have yet to make an appearance, according to Jaunted. Beyond Thailand, Google Maps is also hopping...

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves

DISASTER! Marmite is GONE From the Shelves April 11, 2012 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
More and more it seems the end really is near. Yes, friends, Marmite is officially off the shelves in New Zealand. We know. Sure, it sounds like it won’t be forever. But who can we trust these days? After the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, the Marmite factory was damaged. Yet we thought...

Postcard Perfect: Mountaineering in Sichuan

Postcard Perfect: Mountaineering in Sichuan April 11, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Sichuan province is one of the major agricultural areas of China, where rice and wheat production is some of the highest in the country. But as can be seen in the photo above, it also offers a glorious landscape, with snow-covered mountains in the winter. In western Sichuan mountainous ranges have...

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You April 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
If you thought you might get to experience the 009 lifestyle at Britain’s airports, we have some unfortunate news for you. Officials have apparently killed off the Iris Recognition Immigration System, otherwise known as IRIS, due to its purported malfunctions and slow results. The machines, which...

Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever

Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
And you thought your work uniform was bad… Hardly known for their outlandishness, the British volunteer uniform for the upcoming Olympics took a severe turn when colors were decided upon. Somewhat reminiscent of the inside of a Virgin Airlines plane, though maybe more pinkish and purplish, the...

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
When it comes to sunken treasure, don’t put it past anyone to try and get their hands on it. The cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th after hitting a large rock. At least 25 people died, and the ships remains are slowly sinking. Though the area where...

Postcard Perfect: Deer in Front of Red Gates, Japan

Postcard Perfect: Deer in Front of Red Gates, Japan April 4, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
A nearly-napping deer sits guard in front of the Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Itsukushima in the city of Hatsukaichi, Japan. The photographer notes that deer are common in public places in Japan, though they are friendlier in some places than in others. The Itsukushima Shrine is one of the UNESCO...

Peach: New Grossly Pink Airline Starts Flying Over Japan

Peach: New Grossly Pink Airline Starts Flying Over Japan April 4, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Airlines seem to be getting flashier and flashier. And now, apparently, pinker, according to Jaunted. Japan, home to the Ganguro and Harajuku styles, now has a budget airline called, “Peach”, although its signature colors are pink and purple. Yes, the planes are pink and purple. If that doesn’t...

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano March 22, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing like grilled chicken right off the volcano. What? You have yet to experience volcano-grilled meat and fish? Well, it’s time for you to hop on the next flight to the Spanish island of Lanzarote and make a bee-line for the restaurant El Diablo. That’s because architect...

Softened Stance on Travel to Burma Leads to Boom in Tourism

Softened Stance on Travel to Burma Leads to Boom in Tourism March 15, 2012 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
If you were thinking about heading to Burma during your next vacation, you aren’t the only one. It turns out that everybody and their mom has decided to hop on flights to the country since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the democratically elected Burmese government, softened her stance on...
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