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World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One

World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One May 12, 2011 | Europe, Germany, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Do you have €3.5 million (or about $5 million) lying around somewhere? Perhaps in a Swiss bank or maybe an tax-exempt offshore account in the Caribbean? If the answer is yes, why not splurge and recreate your favorite scale model? That’s about how much it cost to build the world’s largest...

Gas Price Comparison: Things Could Be Better, Worse

Gas Price Comparison: Things Could Be Better, Worse May 10, 2011 | Travel Deals, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Plan on loading up that station wagon for a road trip this summer? You may want to think about dumping the non-essentials so your vehicle runs as light and as gas-efficient as possible. Fuel prices across the United States are running high this summer and gas prices have already topped $4/gal, with some...

Go For the Tours, Hang For the Races, Stay For the Juleps

Go For the Tours, Hang For the Races, Stay For the Juleps May 2, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Whether you’re a horse enthusiast, a bourbon connoisseur, or a bluegrass music fan, or just love the coming of spring, the world-famous Kentucky Derby is one of those can’t-miss events of the season. While much of the excitement is focused on actual race, the Kentucky Derby Festival —...

Everglades “Islands” Thought to Be Ancient Landfill

Everglades “Islands” Thought to Be Ancient Landfill April 28, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Every amateur archaeologist knows that the best way to learn about the history of an ancient society or civilization is to root through their garbage. After all, our trash provides a bevy of unique clues about what we eat, what we wear, and — in the case of the strange island formations in the...

Flirt On the Run: Get Your Groove On With Flirtomatic

Flirt On the Run: Get Your Groove On With Flirtomatic April 8, 2011 | Romantic, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Are you a busy professional and don’t have the time to deal with the complexity of a dating website? Do you ever stumble across those “It’s Just Lunch” advertisements within your in-flight magazine and *sigh* in exasperation? Are you constantly on your smartphone checking email,...

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes April 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Travel videos are awesome, but rarely do people really film the journey, much less the entirety of it, and much less the boring sequences aboard an international flight. Unless, that is, you’re the guy who managed to capture the essence of his entire Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris....

The Hermit Kingdom Opens Up: Traveling to North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom Opens Up: Traveling to North Korea March 30, 2011 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
North Korea has never been the easiest place to visit and most news out of this secretive nation — sandwiched in between its estranged neighbor South Korea and uneasy ally China — is extreme propaganda. However, there are a subset of travelers who really want to find out what goes on inside...

Be Curious and Discover: Obscura Day Is Coming!

Be Curious and Discover: Obscura Day Is Coming! March 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, or Great Wall of China are usually at the forefront of travelers’ minds as being “must-see” sights. However, on April 9th, the more obscure curiosities take center stage as Atlas Obscura celebrates it’s second annual Obscura...

Penguins Go On Cuteness Rampage Aboard Southwest Flight

Penguins Go On Cuteness Rampage Aboard Southwest Flight March 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Nope, it wasn’t some sort of advertising stunt by Southwest Airlines, but if they’re smart about it they could easily turn it into one. Fresh from a trip to a science convention in San Francisco, the handlers of a penguin that live in SeaWorld San Diego decided to let them “stretch”...

Did You Find a $2,000 Bulgari Watch On Your Hotel Room Pillow?

Did You Find a $2,000 Bulgari Watch On Your Hotel Room Pillow? March 10, 2011 | Travel Deals, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Most people walk into their hotel rooms and may expect to find an Andes mint or some similar breath refreshment nestled neatly on their pillow. If you’re guest staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas starting today, you might find a slightly more extravagant prize on your pillow in the form of a...
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