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Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland June 21, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Aurora borealis, or the northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs at very high latitude around the Arctic circle. Named for the Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and Boreas (the Greek term for the northern wind) the lights can only be seen after dark. You can spot the spectacular light show throughout...

6 Mega-Markets Worth Getting Lost In

6 Mega-Markets Worth Getting Lost In April 13, 2012 | Featured | Read More
In need of some retail therapy? These commercial centers are sure to satisfy any material craving while still giving the most bang for your buck. Across the globe, street markets are an incredible resource for purchasing goods from small, independent suppliers that make up the world’s most interesting...

Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France

Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France March 16, 2012 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
The tidal island in Normandy, France where Mont Saint-Michel now stands had been used since the 6th century as a military fort, before becoming the home of the Saint-Michel monastery in the 8th century. But it wasn’t until  the 11th century that the iconic Romanesque abbey was built on the island,...

Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil

Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil March 1, 2012 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Forming the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls sure beats the Four Corners in wow-factor. It has the second greatest annual water flow after Niagara Falls, and well maintained walkways surrounding the falls make it easily accessible to visitors. If you’re coming to the falls from...

Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline

Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline October 25, 2011 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Hong Kong is situated on the south coast of China, and with 7 million people in a 426 sq. mile area, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It also provides one of the most magnificent nighttime skylines, as shown in this photograph. The small area and large population forced a vertical...

7 Micronations With Big Egos

7 Micronations With Big Egos July 22, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Remember when you were a kid and you built a fort in the backyard? Maybe you had specific rules about who could and could not be a citizen of your “country.” Perhaps you created a flag, a language, or even a passport. Maybe you even gave it a name. Okay, so you just had a special handshake and...

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s July 7, 2011 | Featured | Read More
In 2010 airlines started charging for carry-on items and for using the bathroom, ah how things have changed since the 50’s! When commercial flights were just beginning to…take off, popular airlines of the day focused their advertising efforts on showing the charm of their female flight attendants,...

Special Report: 15 Summer Festivals You Can Participate In

Special Report: 15 Summer Festivals You Can Participate In June 21, 2011 | Around the World, Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Had enough of the hum-drum festival? You know the kind: swigging a warm beer and munching on a cold sausage, you realize that you could be doing this at home. Sure, there are crowds and games and you’re ostensibly celebrating something… but the exact reason you’re there doesn’t...

Special Report: Top 20 Up-and-Coming Destinations

Special Report: Top 20 Up-and-Coming Destinations May 7, 2011 | Featured, Local Insight, Offbeat | Read More
Turquoise-lapped beaches untroubled by hawkers. Gourmet fare at quaint Quebecois quarters overlooking virgin Arctic seas. A Laotian backpacker favorite on the cusp of development. Remote white dunes trodden by wild horses. Travel porn. Drooling and yearning, we read through submissions from our network...

Special Report: 25 Places to See Before They Change Forever

Special Report: 25 Places to See Before They Change Forever March 8, 2011 | Featured, Local Insight, Travel Tips | Read More
Our world and its tourist attractions are constantly changing. Ever wish you could’ve visited Soviet Russia before Glasnost and Perestroika? Prague before the money and tourists came in? Las Vegas while the Rat Pack was still together? Ever find yourself wanting to pepper your travel stories with deliciously...