The Lost Art of Mass Transiting

Editor’s Note: Jane has just started a new job at the State Department of Transport in an undisclosed location. Congratulations Jane, and keep the masses traveling. Get on the bus There are all kinds of ways to see a city. If you take a tour, you’ll know you’re getting through all the highlights in an […]

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October 6, 2008 by
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Music in Public Places

There’s the radio in a mall. There’s piped music in a department store. There are buskers. And then there’s music you just come across, that you hear from a distance. It reels you in before you’ve realised it, and then you’re suddenly standing in some Public Place, not your house or your backyard or even […]

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October 3, 2008 by
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Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day

Editor’s Note: Ken’s been at it again, reading books and filing reports. Read his last book review about Stonehenge, or settle back and enjoy Ken’s wise insights into the life of ancient Rome. I do a lot of traveling (the evidence is here and here), so a new book from Thames & Hudson caught my […]

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October 3, 2008 by
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Special Offer: Earn Double Miles on Viator.com!

What?? Earn double miles on Viator.com? Yes! Because the only thing better than traveling… is traveling for free! And we want to help. For a limited time (see below for the fine print) Viator will double frequent-flyer miles on all purchases of more than US$200. Spend a dollar and earn one mile TWO MILES!!! with […]

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October 1, 2008 by
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Contemporary Family Vacation: Columbia Gorge

Editor’s Note: This is part of the ‘Contemporary Family Vacation’ series by Jeff Gates, the New Media Lead Producer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Managing Editor for its blog, Eye Level. Catch up on Jeff’s posts from this year’s family outing to the Pacific Northwest. As we stood on the bluffs overlooking the […]

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September 25, 2008 by
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Living Like the Rich & Famous in Croatia

Forget the South of France. Forget Italy. And Ibiza. These days being glamorous on your yacht, wearing flowing white designer linen, and partying every night is all about – Croatia. Kevin Spacey, Nicky Hilton, Valentino, Gwyneth Paltrow – they’ve all discovered it. And this summer I was right there with them. Sort of. The yacht […]

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September 23, 2008 by
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3 Days in Singapore: Top Things to Do

Singapore has a lot more going on than meets the eye. Maybe it can’t match the messy human chaos of Bangkok, the high-tech chaos of Tokyo or the grand outdoors of Sydney, but it does have all these things in small, Singaporean-sized pieces. Take 3 days in Singapore to discover more than just its shopping […]

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September 18, 2008 by
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Contemporary Family Vacation: Pacific NW Edition

Editor’s Note: Loyal readers will have fond memories of the last family vacation taken by Jeff Gates, the New Media Lead Producer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Managing Editor for its blog, Eye Level. Catch up on posts from Jeff’s last vacation and then enjoy his posts from this year’s family outing to […]

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September 16, 2008 by
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Bangkok Rice Barge Cruise

Bangkok’s river, the Chao Phraya, is alive and vibrant and working and simply amazing. I know because I took one of our most popular tours in Thailand, the Bangkok Rice Barge Cruise, and I have the pictures to prove it! This really is one of those cases where words don’t do justice to the subject, […]

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September 13, 2008 by
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9 Reasons to Love Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan (which began September 2) puts many people off travelling to the Middle East during the period, but travel writer and Dubai resident of 10 years Lara Dunston thinks it’s a fabulous time to visit. Here’s why.

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September 10, 2008 by
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