A Contemporary Family Vacation: The End

Editor’s Note: This is, alas, the final post in a series from Jeff Gates, the New Media Lead Producer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Managing Editor for its blog, Eye Level. Jeff’s family vacation has officially come to an end. Don’t despair, you can re-read all of Jeff’s posts here. San Francisco and […]

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October 10, 2007 by
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Rugby World Cup: A Tragic Day in Cardiff

Editor’s Note: This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian’s on the ground in France, England and Wales — you can read his most recent posts here. It’s been about 3 days now, and my therapist reckons it would be good for me to talk about it. […]

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October 9, 2007 by
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Sydney Hometown Blues

I grew up in Sydney. It was a magical place. In the mid-1980s you could walk down Oxford St during Mardi Gras and simply step off the kerb to join one of the floats in the parade, and dance your way up to Taylor Square. My piano teacher lived in an amazing warehouse on the […]

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October 8, 2007 by
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The Disillusioned Dubliner

I am a Dublin-born travel writer, with a full-on block about writing another word about my hometown. Just how many times can you scribble “great craic” with a straight face? I’ve told all the secrets, dished all the dirt, gone off every beaten path, and ruined my favorite pubs ratting them out to the tourist […]

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October 7, 2007 by
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Touring the Islands of Croatia

Imagine you are sitting on a wide white-gold beach made of little pebbles that shift softly every time you move, rounding to your reclining body. The sun is hot. The trees behind you – not palms, too clichéd – whisper gently in the breeze, which is just enough to keep you from feeling overcooked. The […]

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October 6, 2007 by
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When a Box is Not a Box

Editor’s note: Jack has recently been writing about his travels from Darwin to Alice Springs. This time around Jack’s clearly had it with airports, luggage handlers, and the innumerable pitfalls of modern air travel. Jack, are you OK? Call us if you need some long-distance assistance… Sir, any mobile phones, keys, wallets, laptops, independent thoughts, […]

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October 4, 2007 by
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Bathurst 1000: Supercheap, Supercool

Motorsport fans, it’s time again for the biggest race in Australia, the Bathurst 1000 (officially known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, which, let’s be honest, is a very cool name). This 1,000km touring car race is held annually at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. The Bathurst 1000, a.k.a. the Supercheap Auto […]

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October 3, 2007 by
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Rugby World Cup: Live From Rugby (the town, not the game)

Editor’s Note: This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian’s on the ground in France, England and Wales. Morning all, from the birthplace of that great game. Yes, Mrs Rugby and I have left the sunny climes of the south of France, and have made the pilgrimage […]

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October 3, 2007 by
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London: 10 Things You May Not Know

The hidden secrets and pub-told stories are what really give a city its life. So, here are some things I have picked up over the years about London. 1. Horses. The Queen, owning so much of London as she does, has the right to exercise her horses through the streets of London until 7am (or […]

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October 2, 2007 by
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The BBC Acquires Lonely Planet: Is Independent Travel Dead?

It came as a shock this morning to read about the BBC’s acquisition of travel publisher Lonely Planet. Part of the shock is very personal — I worked at Lonely Planet for more than a decade, and was its online publisher for many years. I respect the brand, am fond of the people who still […]

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October 1, 2007 by
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