Archive | October, 2009

Atlas Obscura: Cemetery Edition

This month, Atlas Obscura leads us through the dark alleys of Highgate Cemetery in London, St. Sebastian’s Cemetery in Salzburg, and Merry Cemetery, Romania. Happy Halloween!

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October 30, 2009 by | 2 Comments

All My Roads Lead to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, in Croatia, just keeps pulling me back in. For starters it’s beautiful; for another thing there are a few different ways to experience it. In the past I’ve always stayed in or near the old town (Grad). The walled old city is so spectacularly beautiful that to wake up in the morning and look […]

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October 27, 2009 by | 1 Comment

The Caribbean’s Most Underrated Islands


When it comes to the Caribbean, there’s a temptation to just head to whichever island is easiest to get to. After all, they’re all just beaches and cocktails, yes? But sometimes it pays to look beyond the usual suspects, island destinations such as the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. A connecting flight to one […]

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October 23, 2009 by | 2 Comments

Top Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, despite its tiny population, is a very cosmopolitan place for being tucked away in distant Iceland. The nightlife in Reykjavik is legendary. And when the sun is out, the mustards and crimsons of its corrugated houses sit in happy contrast with the Nordic blue of the summer sky. Reykjavik is an awfully pretty town […]

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October 23, 2009 by | 4 Comments

Things to Do in St Lucia

A crow taking a trip over St Lucia could be forgiven for having a good belly laugh at the idiots in their metal machines below. The straightest route from A to B simply isn’t an option and a key aspect of driving in St Lucia is winding round hillsides. It’s a spectacular island, but it […]

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October 22, 2009 by | Comments Off on Things to Do in St Lucia

[contest] Win 20 Free Nights at any Hampton Hotel!

Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed. Thanks again for contributing such fantastic answers, and stay tuned for the announcement of a winner! Enter our Hampton Hotel contest to wins 20 FREE nights at any Hampton Hotel (you’ll have 1,700+ locations to chose from… Manhattan to New Orleans, San Francisco to San Antonio, Puerto Rico […]

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October 21, 2009 by | 163 Comments

Top 5 Madrid Day Trips

The Spanish capital, Madrid, isn’t exactly short of things to do. But for those who have got a little more time to explore, there are some awesome day trips from Madrid available. There are a series of interesting cities that are either a short distance away or can be reached in surprisingly quick times via […]

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October 20, 2009 by | 2 Comments

[contest] Win 2 SF Helicopter + 2 Academy of Sciences Tickets!

[Editor’s note: The contest is now closed! Thanks again for entering, stay tuned and we’ll announce a winner soon.] We’re giving away two free tickets on a San Francisco helicopter tour plus two free tickets on a behind-the-scenes platinum tour of the California Academy of Sciences. We are asking everybody who enters the contest one […]

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October 20, 2009 by | 59 Comments

Jack the Ripper Tour of London. Boo.

It was a dark and blustery day in this dirty old town. Time was ripe to do something dangerous, weird and sinister. Well, perhaps I would just go and listen to something like that. I love all the crazy stories of London – if you have read Dickens you will know it have always been […]

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October 19, 2009 by | 1 Comment

Google & The Infinite SEO-PPC Loop

A while back, we had a meltdown about some really awful Google Local and Google Map results. We were clearly not the only ones complaining – in fact, here’s a good article from Danny Sullivan speaking to Sergey Brin about the problems with Google maps and local. Can you tell I’m about to complain about […]

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October 15, 2009 by | 12 Comments