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Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline

Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline October 25, 2011 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Hong Kong is situated on the south coast of China, and with 7 million people in a 426 sq. mile area, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It also provides one of the most magnificent nighttime skylines, as shown in this photograph. The small area and large population forced a vertical...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

China Releases Alert on Abusive Hong Kong Tourist Agencies

China Releases Alert on Abusive Hong Kong Tourist Agencies July 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
This past weekend, driven to action by a video circulating around the internet, the Chinese National Tourist Office released a warning to all tourists visiting Hong Kong. According to the Xinhua news agency, who broadcast the advisory, “An undated video clip currently circulating on the Internet...

Hong Kong Set to Become Premiere Spot for Wine Auctions

Hong Kong Set to Become Premiere Spot for Wine Auctions June 25, 2010 | Hong Kong, Travel News | Read More
In a not-so-surprising turn of events, according to Decanter Hong Kong is on pace to become the premiere wine auction hub in the world. The United States previously held this coveted spot, but with so many American winos unwilling to shell out top-dollar for wine during a recession (wine sales in America...

Dutch Architects Draw Up Smart Plans for Hong Kong to China Drivers

Dutch Architects Draw Up Smart Plans for Hong Kong to China Drivers June 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Perhaps the greatest debate, as heated now as it was at the birth of the industrial age, is the conflict between left and right. And we don’t mean politics! We mean the great international debate between driving on the left side of the road versus driving on the right side of the road. For travelers...

Ten More Songs For Your Summer Travel Playlist

Ten More Songs For Your Summer Travel Playlist June 10, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
Just recently, a blogger over at wildjunket.com posted a list of ten songs to add-to or inspire your summer playlist, as well as your summer travels. Songs on the list include Duran Duran’s Rio, Freddie Mercury’s Barcelona, Ultravox’s Vienna, and of course Toto’s Africa and Men At Work’s Down...

A Bargain Hunter’s Paradise, After-Dark: Asian Night Markets

A Bargain Hunter’s Paradise, After-Dark: Asian Night Markets April 15, 2010 | Around the World, Asia, Featured | Read More
An ultimate must-see when visiting Asia, night markets contain the trifecta of traveling perfection: ridiculously good shopping, cheap and delicious street food, and an unbelievable array of unusual services. And you can experience them all… after dark. As long as you’re prepared for serious...

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum January 18, 2010 | Food Lovers, Hong Kong | Read More
If you have 24 hours in Hong Kong, the city has much to offer: shopping, stunning views from Victoria Harbor, and many museums, for starters.  I recently had a day-long layover in Hong Kong and I had but one mission: dim sum. I asked at my cheap hotel if they could recommend any good dim sum in the...

Introducing HipCompass Escapes

Introducing HipCompass Escapes July 10, 2009 | Travel News | Read More
A new tree-friendly, non-niche travel magazine has hit the virtual newsstands. Founder and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Strashoon has gathered together a team of travel bloggers and journalists to contribute an array of articles to the quarterly digital zine which just dropped its summer edition. Some highlights...

Travel Deals Roundup: Go East Young Grasshopper

Travel Deals Roundup: Go East Young Grasshopper April 1, 2009 | Travel Deals | Read More
Another week of falling air prices and travel rates. While tickets in the continental US and to Europe are still a steal, why not try something a little different and go East? United just announced their great fly away sale for domestic and international destinations when you book by 4/5. Grab some great...
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