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9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

Austrian Alpine Peaks Taken Off The Public Market…For Now

Austrian Alpine Peaks Taken Off The Public Market…For Now July 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s far too common to read depressing, deflating news. But sometimes the right thing is done and some semblance of hope is restored. According to newser, The Austrian government has pulled two mountain peaks off the market after public outcry. The peaks — Rosskopf (8500 ft) and Grosse Kinigat...

Europeans Keep Roadways Safe Using Angels and Druids

Europeans Keep Roadways Safe Using Angels and Druids May 24, 2010 | Austria, Offbeat | Read More
In America, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is trying to cut down on auto accidents with bans on cell phone use. Overseas, they have decided to take an altogether different tack. If you’re driving down certain motorways in Austria, you’re as likely to see a man resembling Obi-wan Kenobi...

Travelogues: Why hiking the Alps is better than driving them

Travelogues: Why hiking the Alps is better than driving them March 2, 2009 | Austria | Read More
How not to explore the Austrian Alps: Step 1: Ask my aunt to drive you there. Step 2: Rent the largest, most unwieldy vehicle possible. Death Van To the left is a Mercedes Sprinter Van. They don’t make vans like this in America (update 3/3: scratch that, they DO make this van in America –...
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