Archive | July, 2008

A Cure for Jet Lag in Brisbane

This is the third in a three-part series on beating jet lag after a long flight to Australia. If you’re touching down in Sydney or Melbourne, read our tips for overcoming jet lag in Sydney or overcoming jet lag in Melbourne. This installment is all about beating jet lag after an arrival in Brisbane. Beat […]

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July 31, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Things I Love about Poland: Krakow, Bison, Mountains

Sightseeing in Poland Rumour has it that some years ago, deep under the cover of the EU night, I snuck (that’s right, snuck, not sneaked, snook or sneakered) across the border from Central Europe into the deep dark East. Poland to be precise. Like a secret double agent, only single and not so secret, I […]

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July 30, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Only in Las Vegas: Weddings from Classic to Cheesy

Las Vegas wedding – the classy version Las Vegas is known for many things – gambling, neon, mega-resorts and, of course, the infamous “quickie wedding.” Obviously not all weddings in Vegas are last-minute drunken and debauched events! In fact, almost 50% of weddings that are booked in Las Vegas are carefully planned in advance, right […]

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July 26, 2008 by | 6 Comments

London’s Hyde Park, An Ode

There are times in London when the sun shines and – because it’s been pouring with rain and blowing with wind for what seems like an eternity – the quality of that sun shining is, well, it just makes you head for a park. Just drop everything you had planned, phone in sick, shut down […]

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July 25, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Why Lara loved her after-hours Vatican Tour

Let’s face it, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – holding one of the world’s richest collections of art – is one of the unmissable sights in Rome. That you must visit it is without question. How you do it is another issue, depending on time and resources. As we stroll the 15-minute walk from […]

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July 22, 2008 by | 2 Comments

Hold My Hand, Miss Jane: Travels with Squiggle

Editor’s Note: If you miss Mr Squiggle as much as Jack clearly does, sign the petition to bring Mr Squiggle back! For those of you born without eyes and ears and a television in Australia, or you just don’t know, Mr Squiggle was one of the longest-running children’s television programs on national (non-commercial) television in […]

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July 18, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Musings on Technology & Travel

When my sister lived overseas, she used to call home maybe once a month. It cost her an arm and a leg and usually she had to huddle in a post office booth after waiting in line, then yell her news to us while we passed the phone between us. Occasionally postcards arrived giving us […]

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July 16, 2008 by | Comments Off on Musings on Technology & Travel

Hamburg: Quietly Rocking the North

Here’s a quick quiz for the Eurocentric among you: Massive port? You’d probably think Rotterdam. Great galleries? You’d probably think Paris. Crazy red light district? Amsterdam perhaps? Plenty of space and shots of modern architecture amongst the works of old? Berlin. How about… Hamburg. Not what springs to mind for most perhaps and the locals […]

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July 13, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Pacific NW Travel Tip: Canoeing the Willamette River

Editor’s Note: John Chilson blogs about mid-century Portland history and lost Oregon hotels and eateries at Lost Oregon. His previous post was about finding a decent donut in Portland. The last time I stepped into any sort of boat with paddles was about 20 years ago at some private lake in San Diego that had […]

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July 12, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Joyeux Anniversaire Quebec!

Quebec City looks really good for just having turned 400 on July 3rd. If I had to guess I would say the city is not a day over 250. In celebration Quebec City has plans all summer and fall to make year 400 a memorable one, so even though the official day has past, there’s […]

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July 11, 2008 by | 3 Comments