When Heartbreak Turns to Never Never Again

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles about Darwin, Alice Springs, and the quirkiness that is the Northern Territory of Australia by Jack Brown. You can read Jack’s previous post here, to catch up on where the road’s taken him. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, NT, AUSTRALIA: When heartbreak strikes — could it be […]

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December 1, 2007 by
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Skip the Line: Private Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Our Guest Blogger at the Vatican Editor’s note: The following was written by guest blogger Dr. Carla Melchior. Dr. Melchior is an Italian living between Italy and the United States. She is the principal of Studio Melchior, a leading translation company, and a freelance writer. She is a cancer survivor and is active in fund-raising […]

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November 30, 2007 by
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NYC Broadway Theater Strike: It’s Over!

Good news: the stagehands strike that has shut down much of Broadway for the past few weeks has been resolved. That’s the news coming out of New York City this morning. According to several news outlets in New York, all shows will be up and running on their regular schedules in time for the evening […]

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November 29, 2007 by
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Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

There’s really no better gift than a Viator gift certificate, but let’s say that you just gave someone a travel gift certificate and can’t possibly regift that again. Then what should you buy for your favorite traveler this holiday season? Might I make a few unique and possibly frivolous suggestions? If nothing else, perhaps this […]

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November 28, 2007 by
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East Coast Australia with Kid, Parts 3 & 4

Editor’s Note: These are the 3rd & 4th posts in a series from John “traveler, father & wit” Ryan. Somehow we forgot to publish John’s post from Bellingen, so we’re making up for lost time with today’s double-post. Have kid, will travel is John’s motto. Read his first post here. East Coast Australia Part 4: […]

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November 27, 2007 by
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Gaudi Broke My Heart in Barcelona

I arrived in Barcelona a fan of Gaudi and left with the relationship in tatters. I’m not sure what the turning point was. His erratic and changeable design? His perfectionism and the time it took him to do anything? The fact there were so many other people swooning around him? His unavailability? Barcelona’s Parc Guell […]

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November 23, 2007 by
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Don George in Kenya & Tanzania, Part 4

Editor’s Note: The following blog post is by Don George from his recent trip to Kenya & Tanzania. Don, a pioneering travel writer and editor for 25 years, is the host and creator of the adventure travel web site Don’s Place and the editor of the literary travel magazine RECCE. MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – […]

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November 20, 2007 by
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Argentina Insider’s Guide: Things to Do in Salta

The cathedral in Salta The biggest city in northern Argentina, Salta was my first real taste of the country when I arrived from neighbouring Bolivia last year. With decent nightlife, some beautifully preserved colonial architecture and a young population, this is a good place to spend a couple of lively days when you’re in Argentina. […]

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November 19, 2007 by
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Across Australia by Train

The Trans-Siberian, the Orient Express, the Royal Scotsman – just some of the world’s great train journeys. Even the names conjure expansive landscapes, crossed by shimmering steel horizons dividing the vast open spaces. Australia has several of its own romantic, adventurous rail adventures. And being some 4000kms across and 3000kms from top to bottom, rail […]

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November 17, 2007 by
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Breakfast Blogs: Our Top Picks

I love bacon. My apologies to any vegetarian readers we may have just lost. Bacon is one of my favorite foods. I have personally made bacon pies, bacon ice cream, bacon waffles, bacon Halloween costumes (don’t ask) and bacon cocktails (seriously good: basically a white Russian with 1/4cup of well-cooked bacon tossed in a blender). […]

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November 16, 2007 by
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