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Recession Killer: More Americans Are Traveling Abroad

Recession Killer: More Americans Are Traveling Abroad August 13, 2010 | Business, USA | Read More
Many people are wondering if we’re headed for a double dip recession because of a lack of strong economic indicators. One finance writer argues that travelers like you and me are doing our part to help keep the economy strong. Seeking Alpha contributor Andrew Butter wrote a recent piece that focused...

Two Google Apps to Reduce Travel Headaches

Two Google Apps to Reduce Travel Headaches July 14, 2010 | Canada, Travel News, Travel Tips, USA | Read More
Living down the Jersey Shore, one can easily see the traffic every weekend. If only there was an air traffic controller who could vector in vacationers to open parking spots before tempers flared hotter than Venus. As noted by Switched, people with Android phones can get crowd-sourced information on...

Italy & Alabama: Strange Cultural Bedfellows

Italy & Alabama: Strange Cultural Bedfellows July 7, 2010 | Culture/History, Italy, Offbeat, Travel News, USA | Read More
When you think of culture, music, art, literature and dance, you probably don’t immediately think “Alabama!” But in 2008, the Alabama State Council on the Arts pledged to spend $100,000 over three years to try to up the state’s cultural and global reputation by starting an exchange...

Virginia and North Carolina: Newest US Wine Destinations?

Virginia and North Carolina: Newest US Wine Destinations? June 27, 2010 | Travel News, USA | Read More
In only a few decades, Virginia and North Carolina’s wine industries have blossomed, so much so that the East Coast neighbors are now the seventh and eight largest wine producing states.  Virginia is home to nearly 150 wineries, while North Carolina boasts 90 wineries, 400 individually owned vineyards,...

Obscene Wireless Bills Abroad? The FCC Wants To Help

Obscene Wireless Bills Abroad? The FCC Wants To Help June 24, 2010 | Budget, Travel News, USA | Read More
Taking a well-deserved break from an exhausting war to keep America’s airwaves free from normally-covered skin and profanity, the Federal Communications Commission has somehow found time to make this week “Wireless World Travel Week.” Each day this week, the FCC will unveil helpful...

Buy Wine, Help Gulf Oil Spill Response

Buy Wine, Help Gulf Oil Spill Response June 9, 2010 | Eco-Travel, New Orleans, Travel News | Read More
In honor of World Oceans Day (June 8th), Winery Insider and Humanitas Wine Company are offering customers the opportunity to feel good about buying acclaimed, limited production booze with 100% of profits going to ocean-related organizations to support ocean conservation and Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

Feeding America’s Middle: June Food Festivals Around the US

Feeding America’s Middle: June Food Festivals Around the US June 4, 2010 | Food Lovers, Offbeat, USA | Read More
June is a time for renewal: the sun starts shining every day, barbecues come out to grill, and refreshing summer beers start stocking the shelves. Americans are a people who, like it or not, like to eat… a lot. With those two facts in mind, we scoured our top-secret Interweb database, with food,...

On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs

On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs June 1, 2010 | Los Angeles, San Francisco | Read More
Tired but bright and intent, a single faded blue eye stares out from behind bleach blonde bangs. Lacquered, long lashes flit and play as the eye darts around the room, searching. Long, bony fingers topped with manicured, perfectly painted nails cradle a dirty martini. Slightly cracked foundation swirls...

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race May 28, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, San Francisco | Read More
One part obstacle course, one part seven mile dual-mode race. And mud? Did we mention that this year’s Muddy Buddy race in San Jose is likely to leave you and a friend streaked in brown and black by the end of it? By the time you’d end up crawling through the mud pit at the event on Sunday,...

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option May 26, 2010 | Eco-Travel, San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
Vaca is Spanish for cow, but the California city of Vacaville is more bullish about the prospect of electric car technology among its nearly 100,000 residents. It’s a haven for eco-conscious tourists and travelers who enjoy festivals near the Vaca Mountains, and it now has the country’s first...