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Newest Get-Back-at-Airlines by Writing-a-Viral-Song, Song

Newest Get-Back-at-Airlines by Writing-a-Viral-Song, Song August 1, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
So, we’ve finally figured out a way to get back at those rude flight attendants… Well, we might need to work on our singing voice first. Otherwise our attempt at a YouTube hit may not live up to singer Dale Watson’s revenge-song to Tiger Airways. The company, apparently grounded for...

Plankin’ in the USA

Plankin’ in the USA July 22, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The world-wide craze that is “planking” doesn’t make much sense, but it’s still pretty hilarious. According to Urban Dictionary, planking is: To lay horizontally across any object or the ground with their arms by their sides, aiming to occur in daring situations or a brotherly...

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...

Boeing Finally Re-Thinks the Flight Attendant Call Button

Boeing Finally Re-Thinks the Flight Attendant Call Button July 7, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Are you guilty of accidentally pushing the flight attendant call button when all you wanted was a little bit of light to read your book? Well, you aren’t the only one. Which we are guessing is why Boeing decided to finally move that darn button far away from the light button, and make it obvious...

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever had your luggage lost by an airline, you know that it’s almost always an unpleasant experience. But in the end, after the hassle and stress of waiting around for your luggage to be found and delivered to you, things usually turn out okay. A minor inconvenience is usually what...

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If owning your own house-sized mobile home isn’t doing it for you in the personalized-vehicle department, consider your options. Like for example converting your two car garage into an airplane hanger. One Pennsylvania man did it, and surprisingly it was not part of a reality show. Image: B Mully/...

Teaching Dogs to Surf and Other Strange Travel Jobs

Teaching Dogs to Surf and Other Strange Travel Jobs July 5, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Although working in travel keeps us pretty busy, NileGuide employees can’t hold a candle to some of the quirkiest travel-industry jobs out there. Travel and Leisure posted a list of 12 of the strangest travel jobs, and here are a few of the highlights. The Altitude Adjuster in Hotel Madeline...

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Brawl (on the Plane) If I Want To

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Brawl (on the Plane) If I Want To June 23, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
For your birthday you decide to go to Barbados with your husband and father to celebrate. And to get the party started early, you have a few drinks on the eight hour flight from London. Seems pretty normal, yes? Many of us have partaken in a cold celebratory beverage on the plain to kick start a...

According to Travelodge, Hotels of the Future Will be Really Kinky

According to Travelodge, Hotels of the Future Will be Really Kinky June 22, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Time to talk about a scary future – in hotels. A new report commissioned by the budget chair Travelodge (might they spend money on new beds instead?) decided to look at what hotels might be like in 2030, thanks to engineer and “futurologist” Ian Pearson. According to them, not only...

Aussie Birds Know How to Party

Aussie Birds Know How to Party June 6, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Alright, let’s say it all-together now: I will NOT buy shots for lorikeets anymore. Talk about a bird not knowing how to handle its liquor. Seems these colorful Australian parrots like to party as much as the Aussie people, described as “hyperactive” and “clownish” in both...
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