Archive | June, 2007

Cape Cod: Where I turned 30.

Cape Cod Dunes Some may say that nominating oneself for traveler of the week is a bit tacky. I say, bite me. You have a better traveler of the week nomination? Leave a comment (minus points for you if you nominate the guy who flew with TB). As you know from other posts, I’d rather […]

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June 29, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Lucy, come to California!

Fossil site in France For anyone who read my bio on the Viator blog you know that I was an evolutionary psychology major. Don’t ask how I got into website marketing – maybe some day I’ll write a blog post about the correlation between marketing and evolution or the evolution of marketing or the marketing […]

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June 27, 2007 by | 6 Comments

Where’s the nearest TOILET????

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately is no longer with us. May she live on forever in our memories and this post. Melissa just sent through a great story from TechCrunch about a new internet start-up. The website is The tag line is “Where to go on the go.” Can you guess what the site is […]

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June 27, 2007 by | 3 Comments

6 Tips for a Happy Time in London

A rainy Bank Holiday in London seems a good opportunity to lay out for you my 6 steps to a happy London visit. I’ve been a regular visitor for years but don’t worry. I’m not going to rabbit on about rich history, something around every corner, historical treasures’ etc. That’s all true enough but it […]

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June 26, 2007 by | Comments Off on 6 Tips for a Happy Time in London

Alt Amsterdam & the Bossa Nova

I had the good fortune to meet a Dutch avant-garde percussionist traveling through Berlin, and accepted an invitation to visit and discover the alternative wildness of Amsterdam. Now allow me to share some of the riotous and authentic flavors of one of the most sophisticated and urbane of Europe’s cities. This trip through Amsterdam’s wild […]

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June 25, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Travel News & Miscellania

Too busy to read the weekend travel news? No worries, here’s our take on the big and small travel stories this week. Poland officially requested UNESCO to approve renaming the Auschwitz Concentration Camp to a new name: the ‘Former Nazi German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau’. Auschwitz is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Poland needs […]

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June 24, 2007 by | Comments Off on Travel News & Miscellania

Ode to Zagreb

Zagreb’s Main Square The first time I flew into Zagreb, Croatia, was February 2005. The middle of winter. The plane approached a white field of snow. The only building I could see was a small shed painted with red and white checks. I wondered where on earth I’d been sent. I was there for four […]

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June 23, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Short Breaks in Madrid

If you’re staying for just a few nights in Madrid — especially if this is your first visit — then there’s simply no point trying to cram in everything. Yet that does not mean you can’t make great use of a short visit. The following suggested itineraries in Madrid are highlights from my own recent […]

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June 22, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Hot Air Ballooning

There are two things in life that I would consider great loves (besides family and friends, obviously) — music and travel. While I am yet to find the perfect job which incorporates both, my current position at Viator is as close as I can get. My days consist of talking about travel, writing about travel, […]

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June 21, 2007 by | 5 Comments

Rugby World Cup Picks: Pools A & B

Only four months to the finals… Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup from Ian Frentz, who’s taking 10 weeks off work to follow the matches (every single match, apparently) live in France. In the run-up to the tournament, we’ve asked Ian for his tips […]

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June 21, 2007 by | 9 Comments