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  • January 23, 2012
    TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012 – Results

    Cape Town is the best destination in the world; The Phoenix Resort in Belize is the best hotel; and the United States is home to seven of the top 25 beaches in the world. That’s according to travel review site TripAdvisor, which has released the results of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards, based on millions […]

  • January 15, 2012
    This is a good year to see the Aurora Borealis

    Aurora expert Mike Kosch thinks 2012 will be a great year to view the magnificent Aurora Borealis because the sun has a cycle around 12 years long, during which the number of sunspots – dark areas indicating intense magnetic activity – go up and down. More sunspots mean more particles being ejected and trapped in […]

  • January 13, 2012
    Hot-air Ballooning to start over Ayers Rock

    An agreement between the Uluru family and Outback Ballooning will start flights over Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia in March. After negotiations that lasted a couple of years, John Sanby of Outback Ballooning said he has been liaising with an Aboriginal family to conduct flights from their land to The Rock. It is […]

  • January 13, 2012
    This is exactly why I hate flight landings!

    Last week, Düsseldorf’s airport had things going rough with strong crosswinds that made landings pretty hard, and even caused some missed approaches. See this video only if you’re not scared of flying!

  • January 12, 2012
    Iguazu Falls, Argentina

    With a lot of changes in the itinerary and flight changes, we landed in Argentina and started with Iguazu Falls. Our flight was delayed so we ended up not going to the falls since the entry closes at 5pm. That gave us an opportunity to walk around the city of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina. A […]

  • December 22, 2011
    Backpack made from yacht sails are light and sturdy

    More and more people are backpacking these days and with a huge competition for backpacks out there, one can get confused on the lightest yet sturdy ones. The larger ones can carry a whole lot of stuff, but the trade-off is it gets heavier. The U.K.-based company, Terra Nova Equipment, will launch the Quasar series […]

  • December 22, 2011
    Some weird sights in United States

    Every country has its own adventures and sights that just stand out from others and are very rare to find or see; and some of them are really weird. Here are some weird sights that one may find only in United States: Carhenge This thoroughly modern, automobile-themed take on England’s mysterious Stonehenge stacks 38 gray […]

  • December 21, 2011
    One last year on Earth

    According to the Mayan Calendar, we have one last year left on our beautiful-yet-fucked-up-by-humans planet before the 2012 phenomenon occurs on December 21, 2012. With so many things to do and see on this planet, what are you planning? Where are you traveling? What’s your bucket list? Send us your thoughts in comments. 365 days […]

  • November 29, 2011
    Mount Nyamulagira volcano in Congo attracts tourists

    An erupting volcano in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is turning the war-torn African country into an unlikely tourist destination. Tourists have been visiting the Virunga National Park on overnight treks and in increasing numbers to witness the latest lava eruptions, spewing red hot lava 300 meters in the air from […]

  • November 15, 2011
    “Door to Hell” in Turkmenistan

    This place in Turkmenistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaza (also known as Derweze) which is a village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Karakum desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. The story of this place […]

  • November 9, 2011
    Charter travel and booking a Jet with

    By Margot McClelland Waiting in long lines, traveling in crowded areas, and uncomfortable cab rides can make traveling one big nightmare. For most vacation and business travelers, chartering can be a very cost-effective and convenient way to do things, compared to going with the usual public transportation. Luckily, you can easily book a spot on […]

  • November 5, 2011
    Get deals on ski lifts or just rent a mountain at Liftopia

    The weather channel reported 6-inches of snow on the Mammoth Mountain in our very own Southern California, today! Which means that the ski season is here in Northern hemisphere and everyone is looking for deals on ski lifts and resorts. That’s where Liftopia comes into action – the startup gives you steep discounts on ski […]

  • October 13, 2011
    Tips: How to choose the right backpack

    We love backpacking and always encourage travelers to go light, which means you should carry less stuff and pack them in a light and sturdy backpack. This also means that you have to decide which one is right for you. Factors such as your height, weight, immune system, etc. can decide which backpack is really […]

  • October 6, 2011
    Travel apps for iOS reviewed

    From our on-going reviews of travel apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod and iPad), here are some of the latest ones we have reviewed. You can see all of them at out iPhone Apps page. Convert EverythingCost: Free/$0.99 GobyCost: Free SCVNGRCost: Free TrazzlerCost: Free Fast CustomerCost: Free TipulatorCost: $0.99 Rick StevesCost: Free

  • October 4, 2011
    Knowing the benefits of jet charter and other charter travels

    By Margot McClelland There are times that you just can’t seem to put up with the irritation and stress brought about by using public transportation. Instead of a pleasant start to your grand vacation time, in its place, you have to bear the long lines of equally tired people at the airport, sweat along with […]

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