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Archive for July, 2011

Icarus & Daedalus Mural in Chicago - photo via Flickr user swanksalot
Airlines & Airports / Icarus Award / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools

Icarus Awards: Biggest & Boldest Travel Failures

Go fly the lawless skies. It’s the Wild West of travel in our latest Icarus Awards, our weekly series celebrating the biggest and boldest travel failures. Some of our Icarus… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Horsepower & Christchurch, New Zealand
Adventure Travel & Sports / Australia & New Zealand / Destinations / Golf / Hidden Gems / Hiking & Biking / Natural Disasters / Videos

Hidden Gems: Horsepower & Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand is one of the few places where you can step off the plane and be minutes away from starting an adventure. Yes, there’s biking, hiking, rafting, golfing,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For Rural Roads
Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out For Rural Roads

Can you guess the most dangerous roads in America? Surprise, it’s not necessarily the big highways. It’s those two-lane rural roads that you also have to watch out for. According… Read More…

Gansevoort Resort and Hotel in Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Beach
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Destinations / Luxury Travel / Radio Show

Guest List-Gansevoort Resort, Turks & Caicos-July 30, 2011

More than just tranquil beach getaways, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a lot more history than most people realize. Bengt Söderqvist, one of the original surveyors of the islands,… Read More…

Travel Deals: MLK in DC, Endless Summer & Hertz
Car Travel / Travel Deals / Travel News / Travel Tools

Travel Deals: MLK in DC, Endless Summer & Hertz

Looking for a last-minute adventure this August? Get great value when you hit the road with Hertz. Or you can take part in history with Destination DC’s package to see… Read More…

IRS Wades Into FAA Shutdown’s Tax Holiday Airfare Hikes
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Tools / USA / Videos

IRS Wades Into FAA Shutdown’s Tax Holiday Airfare Hikes

The outrage over the recent 7.5% airfare hikes during the “tax holiday” intensified yesterday after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asked airlines to refund taxes to travelers who bought their… Read More…

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS
Budget Travel / Business Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Student Travel / Travel Gadgets / Travel News

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mixing a vacation with field-testing technology can be a risky proposition, but our gadget guy Phil Baker braves the dead-zones to offer his pick for the new phones, GPS and… Read More…

Airlines Hike Fares, Grab Uncollected Taxes: FAA Shutdown Continues
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Airlines Hike Fares, Grab Uncollected Taxes: FAA Shutdown Continues

The recent airfare hike that came in the wake of the partial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown has not gone unnoticed by the government. Due to the partial shutdown, the… Read More…

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette
Culture / Etiquette / Middle East / Travel News

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette

Remember when George Bush, Sr. tried to give the peace sign during a visit to Australia in the 1990s and ended up insulting the entire crowd? There are a lot… Read More…

Restaurants & Culinary Adventures of Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Culinary Travel / Destinations / South / Specialized Travel / Travel News / USA

Restaurants & Culinary Adventures of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

In part one of his series on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, David Latt highlighted four summer experiences unique to the narrow peninsula. Part two concludes his look with some equally off-the-beaten… Read More…

Travel Tip: Summer Driving Tips
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Summer Driving Tips

It’s summer and the open road is calling. But before you head out on that road trip to the beach or mountains, make sure your car is prepared for the… Read More…