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Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns

Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns June 7, 2011 | General | Read More
During the 19th century “white gold” didn’t only refer to jewelry, but a substance of equal value: saltpeter (sodium nitrate). Until the beginning of the 20th century the substance, used for fertilizer and gun powder, couldn’t be synthetically produced and nitrate mines were...

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS]

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS] June 6, 2011 | General | Read More
It’s Monday, so who doesn’t need a good afternoon AWW? Since it has been unseasonably chilly this week at the NG office in Northern California, my thoughts go to our brethren of the South, the penguins. Unquestionably the-bird-of-the-moment due to Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, these...

Hilarious Airport TGIF [Video]

Hilarious Airport TGIF [Video] May 13, 2011 | General | Read More
Ah the elusive bicycle video. It’s been attempted many times, but takes a certain amount of skill to perfect. We think these dudes got it right. There’s something about the airport voice over, moving sidewalk, and giggling camera-woman that gets us every time.  We don’t know who...

Putin Likes to “Joke and Laugh a Little”, But Not About Government Parody Videos

Putin Likes to “Joke and Laugh a Little”, But Not About Government Parody Videos March 9, 2011 | General, Travel News | Read More
Last month, a group of Russian custom officers from the city of Vladivostok put out a viral YouTube video (NOTE: NSFW)  poking fun at their lifestyles for being notoriously corrupt and riddled with bribes. The parody features blinged-out men driving fancy cars, topless women covered in customs forms,...

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year December 15, 2010 | General | Read More
This post was written by our friends at Simonseeks.com. It’s nearly that time again: when we arrange elaborate party plans to welcome in the New Year and attempt to have the most exciting and fun start to 2011 as possible. Unfortunately, celebrating the New Year doesn’t always turn out that way...

SPONSORED POST: Grand Del Mar Celebrates Three Years of Excellence

SPONSORED POST: Grand Del Mar Celebrates Three Years of Excellence November 10, 2010 | General | Read More
If you are looking for a late autumn recharge or a warm winter escape, San Diego’s newest AAA Five Diamond resort, The Grand Del Mar, may be the perfect place. To celebrate their recent 3rd anniversary, The Grand Del Mar is wrapping up 2010 with a number of enticing offers and packages, including the...

New Zealand Tourism Hails Return of “Lord of the Rings”

New Zealand Tourism Hails Return of “Lord of the Rings” November 5, 2010 | General | Read More
It’s official: J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ is set to be filmed in beautiful New Zealand.  Also used for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the otherwordly New Zealand landscape is practically begging to be used for all movies magical and mythical.  According to USA Today,...

Friday Siteseeing: These Links are (Almost) Cooler Than Using a Sword to Open a Champagne Bottle

Friday Siteseeing: These Links are (Almost) Cooler Than Using a Sword to Open a Champagne Bottle October 29, 2010 | Around the Web, General | Read More
Our usually mild-mannered office mates are sporting adorable costumes, we’re already hopped up on Halloween candy (and it’s only 10:30am) [Ed. note: Breakfast chocolate weeee], and the San Francisco Giants are dominating in the World Series. Although we would probably giggle at almost anything...

Cruise Line Plans Naked “Naturalist” Cruise

Cruise Line Plans Naked “Naturalist” Cruise October 28, 2010 | Culture/History, General, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
As frequent travelers, we’ve all experienced not being able to fit enough clothes and shoes into a suitcase.  There’s nothing worse than having to literally sit on your suitcase in order to close the zipper.  If you’ve tired of cramming layers upon layers of clothing into duffels, look no further...

Mexico City Makes, Wins, the Whole Enchilada

Mexico City Makes, Wins, the Whole Enchilada October 28, 2010 | Food Lovers, General, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
No doubt you’ve thrown around the phrase ‘the whole enchilada’ once or twice in your lifetime.  Well, have you ever wondered exactly what ‘the whole enchilada’ would look like?  Look no further than Mexico City; the first place in the entire world to attempt and master...