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Travel Guide From 1887 Offers Health Tips For “Invalids”

Travel Guide From 1887 Offers Health Tips For “Invalids” February 28, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Think the concept of medical tourism is only a 21st century idea? Think again. For thousands of years, travelers have covered vast distances to visit spa towns that are dedicated to convalescence and wellness. In fact, all of the great empires of the world, from the Greeks to the Romans to the British,...

New ‘Dimensions’ Project Puts World Events And Places Into Perspective

New ‘Dimensions’ Project Puts World Events And Places Into Perspective August 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Without context, how can one ever really define or put anything into perspective? We are impressed about the size of the Great Wall of China or shocked when we read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But can we really fathom the scale of these things on our own? Thanks to Switched.com, I found out...

Travel Gear Then and Now

Travel Gear Then and Now August 13, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
As Gear Junkies, we have a special place in our hearts for travel gear of old. Worn steamer trunks, bandannas so faded the pattern has all but disappeared, dented camp pots and pans… These nostalgic pieces remind us that travel didn’t used to be so fast, so convenient, so, well, easy. Many...

Sipping Fresh Pilsner Urquell outside of Prague

Sipping Fresh Pilsner Urquell outside of Prague August 11, 2009 | Prague | Read More
When in Prague, beer lovers and history buffs alike shouldn’t neglect to take a day trip to Plzeň, where one can marvel at glass blowers, photograph Gothic and Renaissance architecture,  go deep underground and, most famously, drink the tastiest Pilsner Urquell around. The town of Plzeň has...

Talk Like a Local: Reggae Slang

Talk Like a Local: Reggae Slang July 8, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Every musical genre develops its own set of slang terms (see Boogie Man, Clinker and Freak Lip for jazz). Some of the richest musical slang is associated with reggae and many of the terms are now synonymous with current musical styles (see Dub, D.J.). Should you find yourself in Jamaica - or, y’know,...
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