Archive | May, 2008

Ken’s Book Report: Solving the Mysteries of Stonehenge

Editor’s note: Good news! The mystery of Stonehenge has been solved. No kidding, apparently it’s a cemetery. Always has been, too. Read more here in the SF Chronicle. Stonehenge is one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world, but what do we really know about it? Anyone intending to visit Stonehenge will be […]

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May 30, 2008 by | 11 Comments

When traveling in Spain…

Editor’s note: Anthony Lye has been traveling around Spain, checking in with us as he goes. His last post was about short breaks in Madrid. Casa Cervantes in Valladolid, Spain Set amidst the desolate, sweeping rural plains of Castilla, the small bustling city of Valladolid boasts a population of over 300,000 with an energetic ambience […]

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May 28, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Life Lessons in Thailand

Editor’s Note: Jordan Digby lives in Baan Pluai (aka “BP”), Roi-Et province, Thailand. If you want to find it on a map, the coordinates are 15 degrees 39′ 34″ N, 103 degrees 56′ 45″ E. Please, no ICBMS. Lesson 1: The 10-Ticket Bus So we’ve lost the use of the neighbour’s pickup, due to her […]

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May 23, 2008 by | 1 Comment

This Summer, Cooler Ways to See More of New York

I had dinner in New York with a mate of mine last week. He told me he’d been to New York lots of times, but it turned out he’d never been below 34th Street or thereabouts. Frankly, I’d be happy enough if I never went above 34th Street; in any event, it made me realise […]

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May 22, 2008 by | 1 Comment

The Lost Art of Train Travel

We all know that a stopover in the middle of a long-haul flight does not really count in the “how many cities I have been to” stakes. If it did then everybody would claim to know Singapore like an old friend that you continually run into, Frankfurt as that sort of straight place that’s close […]

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May 21, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Baltimore, Maryland – Charm City USA!

One of America’s oldest cities, Baltimore is often in the shadow of its more flamboyant neighbors: Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. But Baltimore hasn’t been nicknamed Charm City without reason – “Bawlmore” as the locals call it is known for its many attractions, its rich ethnic and maritime heritage and its quirky, off-beat […]

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May 18, 2008 by | 5 Comments

3 Reasons to Try Scuba Diving

Beginner Scuba Diver in Acapulco A devout snorkeler of many years I didn’t see much reason to try scuba diving. All that equipment and training seemed like a lot of hassle, and for what? Getting a couple of feet closer to some fish? Two things changed my mind: my cousin got certified and couldn’t stop […]

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May 17, 2008 by | 8 Comments

Indiana Jones’ Influence on Travel

Everywhere I look lately I see something about Indiana Jones and travel. Maybe because the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie opening is soon he’s getting some press. Indiana Jones “adventure” tours and packages are cropping up. I’m not sure how any organized travel package can be an adventure exactly, since […]

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May 15, 2008 by | 2 Comments

San Francisco Segway Tour

Viator staff are always taking the tours we offer on the site; it’s our business, so it makes sense. And every now and again a whole bunch of us take the afternoon off and do one of our tours as a group: that happened a few weeks ago in San Francisco, when we headed down […]

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May 14, 2008 by | Comments Off on San Francisco Segway Tour

The Haupstadt Blues

Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Mudgee, Como… I’ve been everywhere, man – from the city to the sea – and, well, its just not working for me now. I reckon I must be over it. Not like a whinging tourist in a queue for something they don’t really want to see, or a pouting child that […]

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May 12, 2008 by | Comments Off on The Haupstadt Blues