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  • May 27, 2011
    Five great summer getaways on sale

    New York Times lists some off-the-track destinations that are up for sale during the summer travel season. The most enticing is Aruba offering up to 40% off during it’s warm summer temperatures with winds to cool you down. Some of the other getaways NYT lists are: 1. Aruba 2. Las Vegas, Nevada 3. Winter Park, […]

  • May 25, 2011
    Egypt opens seven Pharaonic tombs to visitors

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Monday announced the opening of Pharaonic tombs to tourists after restorations had been completed. In a press statement, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass said the tombs date back to Egypt’s New Kingdom period (1569 to 1081 BCE) and include the tomb of Horemheb, a general who seized power at the end […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Great Blue Hole in Belize

    The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 metres (984 ft) across and 124 metres (407 ft) deep. As the […]

  • April 29, 2011
    Tips on using AirBnB for your next vacation rental

    AirBnB is a vacation rental website that connects people who have space with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. Gizmodo has an excellent post from Seth Porges who is a […]

  • April 26, 2011
    Zadar’s Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

    On the northwestern corner of Zadar’s Riva (seaside promenade) just a few steps from the Ancona-Zadar ferry station is a remarkable piece of urban architecture. Opened in April 2005, the world’s only Sea Organ (Croatian: Morske Orgulje), designed by architect Nikola Bašić, is one of the most memorable sights in Zadar, Croatia. Within the perforated […]

  • April 21, 2011
    Manakamana Cable Car, Nepal

    Introduction The winding road of 206km Prithvi Highway has some of the most important religious sites in Nepal. Most visitors just rush through from Kathmandu to Pokhara on tourist buses and miss out on what the region has to offer. Several public and tourist buses run daily between Kathmandu and Pokhara, linking most of the […]

  • April 19, 2011
    Students & Professors can win a trip to Chile & Argentina at Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel wants to give college students (and professors) an experiential lesson in geography by giving away a trip for two to Chile and Argentina, including airfare. Students can enter to win the 13-day “Chile & Argentina Discovery” trip by registering here. Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2011. Starting in Santiago, this trip […]

  • April 16, 2011
    National Park apps for iOS and Android from Chimani – free for National Park week

    Chimani is giving away free apps for iPhone and Android for the National Park week. Usually available between $4.99 to $9.99, these apps are available for download now. “Entrance to the national parks is free, and so too should our apps”, says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. “Chimani develops apps for national parks because they are […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Get personalized reviews & recommendations from your friends using Gogobot

    You are planning to travel to this wonderful destination and wondering if there are some deals out there, or if there are any must-see sights. Just ask your friends on Facebook and Twitter or get recommendations from other travelers by joining This new website that debuted in November can just do that. After signing […]

  • April 13, 2011
    Backpack review: Caribee Thunder Bay 65L

    There are tons of different backpacks out there, different colors and different sizes. Today we are reviewing Caribee’s Thunder Bay 65 Travel Backpack. The Thunder Bay 65L is an excellent backpack for adults or college students who do not need to carry a lot of gear. It is not overly bulky when it’s full. Although […]

  • April 7, 2011
    Guide to getting bumped

    With more and more travelers flying across cities for business or pleasure, seats are filling up and that is forcing the airlines to bump customers. Most airlines (at least in U.S.) offer vouchers or cash to passengers they cannot board on packed flights. Last year, out of 595 million passengers, about 681,100 were denied seats […]

  • April 5, 2011
    A guide to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

    If it isn’t already there, put Victoria Falls at the top of your sightseeing itinerary. This waterfall is simply spectacular and must be seen, felt and heard to be understood. You can see the falls up close at the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (admission US$10; hours: 6am-6pm). The entrance is just before […]

  • April 5, 2011
    Effects of highway on wild-beast migration in Serengeti

    eTurboNews reports that the annual migration of wild beast has begun in the low-grass plains between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The great herds are starting their move en masse, final destination being the rich pastures of the Masai Mara in neighboring Kenya, which is part of the greater Serengeti trans-boundary ecosystem. Between the end of […]

  • March 29, 2011
    Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

    Picture: Valdir Grassi on Flickr Between Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, under the Patagonian sky, is Tierra del Fuego. Argentina shares half of this island territory in the South Atlantic Ocean with Chile. It’s a place of oil derricks, sheep, glaciers, wind and waterways. Ushuaia and Río Grande are the two main towns; awesome […]

  • March 26, 2011
    You may have missed these

    Some posts may get lost in time, so here’s a recap of what you may have missed on our website: Three Best Safaris in India India has a wide range of wildlife safaris and national parks, some of which have accommodations in the heart of the reserves. Visitors can take elephant rides or jeep tours […]

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