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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Things to Do in Western Australia

So if you carefully followed my instructions some time back, you should have made it as far as the Western Australian border. You trembled at the escarpments of Timber Creek, wept at the unparalleled beauty of the Beef Road Monument (sob) and you cried as they took your food away from you at the Quarantine […]

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September 8, 2008 by
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Mongol Rally – Photos from the Road

While we wait for the next update from the Optimistic Fools (click here to read previous posts), Chris has sent through some photos of their journey (they’re currently in Russia, having just passed through Kazakhstan). So here’s a quick photo update from the 2008 Mongol Rally, courtesy the Optimistic Fools. An excerpt from Chris’ last […]

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September 4, 2008 by
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Thai Elephant Soccer

File this under “Only in Thailand”. We had two elephants come to the village recently for a game of elephant soccer (“football” to those people with funny accents). Now I thought that would mean the two elephants playing soccer against each other. But oh no. In typical Thai style, this turned out to be two […]

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September 1, 2008 by
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New York City Waterfalls

I think for most of my life I have been suffering from some horrible prejudice induced by seedy waterfront film noir movies because, until my last trip there (trip #10ish), I didn’t think of New York City as a great place to get out on the water. The East River is for people wearing cement […]

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August 28, 2008 by
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Viator’s Ask an Expert: How to Get Great Travel Advice

Travel, especially to a place you’ve never been before, inevitably brings rise to a lot of questions. Questions like, do I need a visa? Where is the good scuba diving? Is it crazy to try to travel from city A to city B and back in one day? Are the buses safe? You get the […]

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August 27, 2008 by
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Salzburg Attractions

Crammed with beautiful churches, Salzburg was first settled by monks. I guess they were impressed by it’s dramatic surroundings of cliffs and mountains, who wouldn’t be, and by the wide Salzach River running through the middle of the valley. These days it is a really beautiful city with a surprising amount to do for such […]

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August 26, 2008 by
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