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8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display May 19, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
The tradition of putting body parts on display is almost as old as religion itself. Reliquaries containing the hands, feet, teeth, and other parts of holy people have been touted around the globe for thousands of years. But 20th-century cultural icons and ancient historical figures? Yeah, those get around...

Researchers Excavate Convent in Search of Mona Lisa’s Body

Researchers Excavate Convent in Search of Mona Lisa’s Body May 17, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Is this just another case of digging into something that should be left alone? So says the descendants of Lisa Gherardini, who some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. A dilapidated convent in Florence is the scene of the discovery – or crime, depending on how you look...

Travel Like a Local: Two-Wheeled Tours in Tahoe, Love in Rio and more

Travel Like a Local: Two-Wheeled Tours in Tahoe, Love in Rio and more June 4, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
It’s Friday, it’s June, it’s over 65 degrees in San Francisco and not raining, which means it’s time for the round up of the best posts from our global team of experts.  There’s something for everyone here, and we mean that…if you can’t find something in this...

Travel Like a Local: Easter in Rome, All-American Roads in Florida, Perth Zoos Kick the Habit

Travel Like a Local: Easter in Rome, All-American Roads in Florida, Perth Zoos Kick the Habit April 2, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
As we wrapped up March, our Local Experts were busy across the globe finding Local tidbits and tips to help you make the most of the trip you’re going to take (or are dreaming to go on soon). Here are our Top 10 thoughts from our team of Local Experts around the world. Meaghan in San Diego “…...

At Sea: Why NileGuide is the Perfect Cruise Companion

At Sea: Why NileGuide is the Perfect Cruise Companion March 12, 2010 | Barcelona, Italy, Spain | Read More
Cruises are the ultimate exercise in worry-free travel… that is, until you stop at a port of call and find yourself in need of plans for an entire day in a city you have no idea what to do in.  What are the options? You could buy a separate guide book for every port of call: an expensive and heavy...

Skip the Swine Flu: Our Top Alternatives to Your Mexican Vacation

Skip the Swine Flu: Our Top Alternatives to Your Mexican Vacation April 29, 2009 | Travel Safety | Read More
You were all set to head out on your long-anticipated Mexican vacation when that darned Swine Flu reared its ugly head. Read on for (currently swine-flu-outbreak-free) vacation destination alternatives, no matter the goal of your trip. You were looking forward to… The art, museums and history of...
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