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Jetstar Passenger Urinates…But Not in the Restroom

Jetstar Passenger Urinates…But Not in the Restroom July 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A generous Jetstar passenger was kind enough to share his unique spray-yes, his urine- with passengers on a recent flight from Auckland to Singapore. Fellow passengers were quick to find out that the sound of running water was actually a drunk New Zealand passenger emptying his bladder on to a man’s...

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture October 19, 2010 | Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Travelling is expensive. We know this, and we feel your pain. That’s why, for this week’s Local Expert Challenge, we asked our eyes and ears on the ground to tell us about cultural attractions in their destinations that a) had an entrance fee under $5 and b) were not free. Needless to say,...

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...

Offbeat Laws, Rules, and Regulations Around the Globe

Offbeat Laws, Rules, and Regulations Around the Globe May 25, 2010 | Around the World, Offbeat | Read More
At one point or another you’ve skimmed through a laundry-list of ridiculous ordinances that are questionable in nature. A famous “blue law” from Virginia supposedly bans more than five unrelated women living in a house together, because it would constitute a brothel, although this has...

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia May 15, 2010 | Featured | Read More
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…performing arts center? Between the high-tech architectural wonders of the 21st century and the post-modern gems of decades past, Asia has more than its fair share of spectacular modern design. Innovative structures that combine the best of art...

Sands Casinos Opens World’s Second Most Expensive Casino in Singapore

Sands Casinos Opens World’s Second Most Expensive Casino in Singapore April 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Asia has been growing as a place where the monied can gamble away dollars in an expanding casino industry. Now the second largest gaming establishment in the world has opened in Singapore. It’s called the Marina Bay Sands, and it’s as striking for its distinct curved, yet modern architecture...

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...

A Foodie’s Shark Encounter: Shark Fin Soup

A Foodie’s Shark Encounter: Shark Fin Soup August 3, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Normally foodies and sharks don’t necessarily go together, but as increasing awareness is being directed to exactly where our food is coming from, Chinese delicacy Shark Fin Soup is being brought under scrutiny.  But before we delve into the environmental implications of this dish, a bit of food...
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