Articles written by: Brad Nehring

The Best/Worst Airports for Flight Delays and Cancellations

The Best/Worst Airports for Flight Delays and Cancellations

Whether you love air travel or rank it among the most detestable of human experiences, we can probably all agree that delayed or cancelled flights totally blow. Airline SNAFUs can affect anyone — but according to the FlightStats On-Time Performance Report (June 1-30, 2013), you’re far more (and less) likely [...]

UNESCO Introduces 19 Newest World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Introduces 19 Newest World Heritage Sites

For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been compiling a list of the world’s most historically significant landmarks, settlements, and natural features. By the most recent count, UNESCO has officially recognized nearly 1,000 ‘Heritage Sites’ around the world; the newest batch includes [...]

Ancient Mayan City Unearthed on Yucatan Peninsula

Ancient Mayan City Unearthed on Yucatan Peninsula

Last week, a complete Mayan city was excavated on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. According to archaeologists with Mexico’s National Institute of Archaeology and History, roughly 35,000 people inhabited the site from 600 until 900 A.D, or the Late Classic Maya period, which occurred not long before the culture inexplicably vanished from [...]

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

Let’s face it: any large municipality poses a risk to the wallets of naive tourists. Within every major city is a class of criminal adept at singling out vulnerable visitors from the resident population and then relieving the marks of their most valued belongings, but this demographic is considerably larger [...]

Europe’s Best Castles

Europe’s Best Castles

Castles reward travelers like no other destination, and there are plenty to check out throughout Europe. Each one allows visitors to step back in time and marvel at the grandeur of medieval architecture, and, perhaps, wince at some of the more unsavory practices of the Middle Ages (torture, serfdom, et [...]

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Geographical rankings are a little problematic because they often attempt to grade cities, states, or countries on one factor without considering other variables. While technically there might be some merit to the order, the list may not tell the whole story. That’s certainly the case with a new list published [...]

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

Every few months (or so it seems), some organization releases a list of the world’s happiest countries. This notion might seem problematic at first — surely there are miserable people living in the most contented nations, and vice versa — but these rankings are usually the product of complex methodology [...]

31 Breathtaking Beaches Around the World

31 Breathtaking Beaches Around the World

Beaches respresent something different to everyone. Some see precious ecosystems, others valuable real estate, while a few of us just love playing in the sand. And as it turns out, beaches are universally photogenic — but we already knew that, didn’t we? Isla de la Juventud, Cuba       [...]

The World’s Most Disgusting Tourist Attractions

The World’s Most Disgusting Tourist Attractions

There are plenty of pristine, idyllic landmarks for you to visit, and then there are the entries on this list. Hey, maybe germs don’t bother you. Maybe they’re your thing. Don’t let us stop you from being adventurous, by any means. But if there’s a chance you’ll get grossed out [...]

Sticking Up for Zimbabwe, the World’s Most Miserable Country

Sticking Up for Zimbabwe, the World’s Most Miserable Country

On Feb. 21, Yahoo! Finance released a list titled, ‘The 25 Most Miserable Places in the World’. Syria, Kosovo, Turkmenistan, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Liberia, and other historically despondent nations occupied various spots near the top of the list, but not surprisingly, Zimbabwe took the #1 slot. You can read the Yahoo! [...]