Archive | January, 2007

Stonehenge News

Rarely do you get breaking news on a topic over 4,500 years old, so when it comes up, I feel like its worth sharing. Plus, I love Stonehenge. At the risk of sounding like a Time Life Mystic Places book, there’s some kind of freaky cosmic energy thing going on there. The big mystery of […]

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January 31, 2007 by | Comments Off on Stonehenge News

2007 Mardi Gras & Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Mardi Gras/Carnival, the biggest party on earth–all around earth–is just weeks away. So why is it I don’t have my bags packed or plane tickets yet? Because, sigh, I’m not traveling anywhere this party season. Unfortunately, the life of a freelance writer is driven by the ups and downs of one’s assignments. And right now […]

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January 31, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne

You don’t have to be a total rev-head to get a buzz out of the Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne (March 15 – 18, 2007). When you mix the roar of the engines, a bevy of scantily clad grid girls and a host of celebrities, you get an action packed three days at Albert […]

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January 29, 2007 by | Comments Off on Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne

An Ode to Trip Planning

“Viator, I need a recommendation” We’ve been playing around with trip planning tools on the internet. Some of them are… not so good. In fact most of them are ornery beasts that certainly do not deliver on the promise of Web 2.0. My mantra: If it doesn’t make my trip-planning life easier, then don’t waste […]

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January 26, 2007 by | Comments Off on An Ode to Trip Planning

London to Paris Day Trip

While I was planning my trip to England, I focused primarily on all kinds of local things to do in London. With only a week for sightseeing, I wanted to hit London’s highlights and take advantage of the expense of the long trip from San Francisco and hop the pond for a London to Paris […]

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January 24, 2007 by | Comments Off on London to Paris Day Trip

Free Opera at the Sydney Opera House!

Have plans this Saturday? I hope not because this is an event you don’t want to miss. Opera Australia’s annual Mazda Opera in the Domain is putting on a free performance this Saturday, January 27. Enjoy music under the starry skies of Sydney and enjoy the wonderful summer weather. This year’s performance is of Puccini’s […]

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January 23, 2007 by | Comments Off on Free Opera at the Sydney Opera House!

Reflections on Delhi Belly, La Turista and the Cairo Curse

I was reading my new favorite travel blog (besides this one? yes yes, besides this one) about travel sickness, upset stomachs and all sorts of nasty things that can happen to you on the road. Thank you, Sydney Morning Herald, for introducing me to a panoply of exotic intestinal terminology: Aztec two-step, Bali (Bangkok or […]

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January 23, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Resolve to experience more out of life and be in a traveler in 2007 with the help of Viator.

With Thousands of Activities Just a Few Clicks Away, Viator Makes it Easy to Experience More San Francisco, CA. – January 22, 2007 – The first few weeks of 2007 have come and gone, and while those resolutions all sounded great on December 31, many have already been broken. For people looking for a new […]

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January 22, 2007 by | Comments Off on Resolve to experience more out of life and be in a traveler in 2007 with the help of Viator.

Travel News Round-Up: NY Times, SF Chronicle, Guardian, Sydney Herald, more…

What is the travel world buzzing about this week? Try as I might, I can’t find a unifying theme for the New York Times Travel section this week. Maybe it’s post-holiday fatigue. Or maybe our favorite newspaper travel editors are more clever than I realize. (If you see a theme or unifying feature, let me […]

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January 21, 2007 by | Comments Off on Travel News Round-Up: NY Times, SF Chronicle, Guardian, Sydney Herald, more…

Beijing Tours & Day Trips

Beijing surely is a city of China’s past, present, and future – and for me, of all cities, it embodies the quixotic romance of ancient China. Beijing has a history of warlords and revolution, architectural antiquities, the old-world charm of Hutong neighborhoods that contrast with newer, tree-lined boulevards full of mirrored skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, […]

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January 18, 2007 by | 1 Comment