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Archive for September, 2011

Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales
Adventure Travel & Sports / British Isles / Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems: Wales / Hiking & Biking / Videos / Water sports

Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there’s nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country. In Wales, going off-the-beaten-path means literally going off-road, underground and even… Read More…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
Airlines & Airports / Icarus Award / Terrorism / Travel News / USA

The Icarus Award: Drinking, Smuggling, Kissing & Failing

This week’s Icarus award has new iterations of some classic travel failures. Our nominees include an animal smuggler, a drunk and randy flyer, a high-profile Southwest passenger-eviction, a botched toy-inspired… Read More…

Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences
Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences

Whether you’re a cycling fanatic or a total beginner, there are free experiences in cities around the country. And the good news is, even out-of-towners are invited for the ride. There are… Read More…

Travel Deals: Veteran’s Day Freebies, Caribbean Excursions, and More
Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Travel News / Travel Tools

Travel Deals: Veteran’s Day Freebies, Caribbean Excursions, and More

With October just around the corner, we are in the thick of the shoulder season. It’s the bargain-friendly time of year in between the summer and winter high seasons. This… Read More…

Radio Guest List–Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland, October 1, 2011
Europe / Radio Show / Switzerland & Austria

Radio Guest List–Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland, October 1, 2011

Hidden charges crop up everywhere when you travel. By now you know to avoid the common hotel and airline fees, but are you paying attention to your cell phone? Download a… Read More…

Are Airports Becoming Too Complicated?
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Shopping / Travel News / Travel Tools

Are Airports Becoming Too Complicated?

Airports are growing increasingly complex. Shopping and dining options are improving, but these mall-style airports are becoming harder to navigate. New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey and Peter debate the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas
Culture / Family/Kids Travel / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like every destination suddenly has a resident ghost. But in some places, there are spooky spots to explore all year long. For decades, hikers… Read More…

Beyond Tourism: Navigating Contemporary Prague
Culture / Destinations / Eastern Europe / Europe / Hotels & Accommodations / Luxury Travel / Museums / Restaurants / Travel News

Beyond Tourism: Navigating Contemporary Prague

While Prague is quintessential “old world” charm, it’s also a 21st century city awash in contemporary art and design. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates how the juxtaposition of old and new creates… Read More…

A Local’s Guide to Fishing and Hunting
Adventure Travel & Sports / Like a Local / Videos / West

A Local’s Guide to Fishing and Hunting

Central Oregon is a playground for lovers of the great outdoors. This high desert region is positioned next to the Cascade Mountains and has more than 150 rivers and lakes…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Make Your Own Art In Hotels
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Museums / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Make Your Own Art In Hotels

Many hotels have their own art galleries, but some are going a step further and letting the guests make their own art on their travels.  In Louisville, Kentucky, the 21c Museum… Read More…

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico
Eco Travel / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Hotels & Accommodations / Luxury Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / West

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico

As fall cools the Southwest, now is the time to consider leaving your car behind and setting out on a walking, biking or even a completely car-free vacation. Jamie Stringfellow,… Read More…