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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...

The Reverse Rapture Pooch

The Reverse Rapture Pooch May 26, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
A week after the scheduled end-of-the-earth, one unlucky dog named May literally fell from the sky north of Vancouver. Although it’s not totally clear how this happened, it’s assumed the pooch was swooped up by an eagle only to be let go once the eagle realized the dog wouldn’t make...

New Apps Makes Sure You Never Forget Underwear Again

New Apps Makes Sure You Never Forget Underwear Again May 17, 2011 | Gear Guide, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
This might be the most exciting travel app we’ve seen in awhile. Seriously, how often do you go away on a trip to discover you’ve left something vital behind? The memory card for your camera, your driver’s license, your socks? And even if you don’t forget the necessities, you’re trying to...

Dogs No Longer Man’s Best Friend in Iran

Dogs No Longer Man’s Best Friend in Iran May 13, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Pet ownership is gone to the dogs in Iran, and soon might even become illegal. Iran has always had a troublesome relationship with canines, beginning with the Islamic Revolution in the ’70s. Public authorities were known to seize animals in the street, or publish information about the “perils...

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...

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats?

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats? May 10, 2011 | Canada, Local Insight, North America, Travel News | Read More
So, which do you think is the friendliest country, eh? If you didn’t pick up on the hint there, we’ll make it easy for you: Canada. As reported by Yahoo! Travel, respondents to an HSBC Bank International’s Expat Explorer survey voted the Great White North as the most welcoming amongst 25...

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...

British are Least Informed About Foreign Tipping, Compared to Other Europeans

British are Least Informed About Foreign Tipping, Compared to Other Europeans May 3, 2011 | Local Insight, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
For most North Americans, tipping is an automatic reaction while paying for many services. Even when traveling in countries where tipping is not customary, it’s hard not to. It’s so ingrained in culture that it feels expected (even when service is less than adequate). So what about for the...

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...

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights March 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
It’s not enough to worry about making your connecting flight or dealing with unruly passengers. Reports show that a passenger on a number of recent flights in the United States and the United Kingdom came down with measles. The New Mexico woman, who was not identified, traveled from London to Dulles...