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James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You April 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
If you thought you might get to experience the 009 lifestyle at Britain’s airports, we have some unfortunate news for you. Officials have apparently killed off the Iris Recognition Immigration System, otherwise known as IRIS, due to its purported malfunctions and slow results. The machines, which...

Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport

Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport August 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
What does Amsterdam’s Shiphol Airport got that your local international airport doesn’t? Nope, not marijuana. That other thing that Amsterdam is famous for. Though it’s not Dutch prostitutes…ahem, courtesans that are raking in the cash from male travelers flying from place to...

Gay Drinking Travelers Unite! Top 5 Destinations for World Cup 2022 Vacations

Gay Drinking Travelers Unite! Top 5 Destinations for World Cup 2022 Vacations December 18, 2010 | Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
Last week FIFA announced that the small peninsular nation of Qatar would play host to the 2022 World Cup Finals. Naturally, there was much rejoicing in the country, as they beat out the world powers of Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the United States. Also naturally, there was immediate skepticism...

Brit Refused Re-Entry Because His Face Doesn’t Match His Passport

Brit Refused Re-Entry Because His Face Doesn’t Match His Passport September 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Unlike yearly school portraits or your profile picture on Facebook, government-issued identification doesn’t always show the natural progression of one’s age. While the latter are updated every year (and in the case of the highly active Facebook user, once a week), driver’s license...

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk July 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever seen The Bicycle Thief, you know how painful it is to have your bike stolen. For some people, the bicycle is the basis for their well-being, and with bike theft continually on the rise, practical innovations must continue to be made in order to protect bikes. This means that locks...

Tagged: Epic Murals, Graffiti, and Street Art Around the World

Tagged: Epic Murals, Graffiti, and Street Art Around the World July 10, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Stroll through the streets of most large cities and you’re bound to stumble upon a wall, alleyway, or fence covered in graffiti or some sort of street art. To some, this type of artistic expression is just vandalism. However, to others it’s a way to discover the pulse and attitude of a city...

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles April 23, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Europe, Travel News | Read More
“It’s like John Candy on acid,” a spokesman for Virgin Group Ltd. said, referring to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” the 1987 film in which the late Mr. Candy and Steve Martin play stranded travelers trying to make it home for Thanksgiving. While volcanic ash shut down...

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities October 19, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
Want to feel like a local, no matter where you travel? Get the inside scoop from our team of local experts on what to avoid and what to do in 10 of the world’s best vacation spots, from Boulder to Barcelona. 1. Istanbul:

Travel Jitters – Coffee Culture Around the Globe

Travel Jitters – Coffee Culture Around the Globe September 7, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Asking someone about the best place to get a cup of coffee while traveling can be a perilous venture. For every coffee lover, which a great deal of people consider themselves to be, there are a thousand stories of coffee abroad, from intimate Parisian cafes to grabbing a cup ‘o joe before riding the...

The Best Microbrews Around the World

The Best Microbrews Around the World July 28, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Some people experience a new culture via food. Others visit historical landmarks. Some take tours, some hike, others shop their way through new countries. But have you ever considered beer? Practically every region has a smattering of microbrews; small breweries that produce beer with local ingredients,...
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