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How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

“Don’t tell my mom.” The default response any time you know you’re about to do something stupid and/or life threatening. It also seems to be something travelers frequently utter….right after they finish telling

The 2012 International Subway Awards

The 2012 International Subway Awards

Subway trains are integral to metropolitan areas across the globe. The question is: which countries are doing it right? The following subway lines best exemplify the qualities that define high-quality public transportation, from cleanliness and organization to expediency and safety.

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

It’s easy to spend a weekend in San Francisco without spending too much money. Between the free museum days and the free concerts in Golden Gate Park, the city has a lot to offer visitors who are looking to experience the city without paying a fortune.

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

It’s the day after Halloween which means all hell will break loose in the holiday isles of your favorite grocery stores. But it’s for good reason; as the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, mammals of all shapes and sizes start fattening up to prepare for hibernation. This time [...]

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

In many regions of this world, train travel is the norm for getting around. From Europe to Asia, locals regularly commute to work, explore their countries, and take in the scenery from the seat of a train. The Unites States has never been considered a popular place for train travel, [...]

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Though Halloween is widely considered an American holiday, many of the festivities that culminate around the last day of October have been ‘borrowed’ from other cultures over the years. Jack-o’-lanterns, for instance, originated in Ireland

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Whether on a floor cushion, in an elaborate dining hall, or over the side of an 18th century cargo ship, the way you handle your tea can be a method of expression as well as a distinct cultural activity. If you are sipping for pleasure or for your health, drinking [...]

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

Ninety-eight percent of people who lose their luggage are eventually reunited with it. While this figure is reassuring it doesn’t make the ordeal of losing your luggage any easier to deal with. Standing at

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Oíche Shamhna Shona! (Happy Halloween in Gaelic)

Children roam the streets dressed as ghouls, goblins, and other things that go “bump” in the night–it’s Halloween! But while American children troll the suburban streets in search of candy and other more sinister things,

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond movies have come to symbolize many things to filmgoers, from classy rides and extravagant action sequences to nifty gadgets and ridiculously hot women. Another recurring theme throughout the 007 franchise is the use of exotic