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Video Of The Day: Liberia And Cannibal Generals

**WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY MAKE SOME VIEWERS UNCOMFORTABLE. Watch with discretion.** Charles Taylor was all over the news today. The former president of Liberia has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for supporting and arming homicidal rebels in Sierra Leone in...

New airport terminals, once delayed, prep for opening this year

New airport terminals, once delayed, prep for opening this year New airport terminals can add time-saving features to existing facilities, bringing the latest in technology and security. If and when they open. Local and worldwide economic conditions caused projects to be delayed or shelved for a while. Now, several new facilities are...

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012

World's worst places: Top 10 places you do not want to visit in 2012 Update: Check out the World's Worst Places of 2013 here What comes to mind when you think of the world's worst place? While it is easy to complain about rural Wal-marts, La Guardia, Applebee's, and any government office with motor vehicle in its title, none of...

Africa's new middle class benefits travel

Africa's new middle class benefits travel Africa's middle class is growing. The African Development Bank says one in three Africans are now middle class. While the bank's definition isn't comparable to the Western definition--the African middle class makes $2-$20 a day--the lifestyle is similar. Middle-class...

Inexperinced Captain Blamed for Antarctic Cruise Ship Sinking

Inexperinced Captain Blamed for Antarctic Cruise Ship Sinking Back in November of 2007 a cruise ship, called the Explorer, owned and operated by GAP Adventures, a well known and respected adventure travel operator, went down in the Southern Ocean. Fortunately, none of the 154 people on board were killed, or even injured for that...

Delta flight diversion doesn't save conjoined twins

Delta flight diversion doesn't save conjoined twins After writing the Winona post another flight diversion story came out. Winona's seemed trivial in comparison, although I'm always interested to sift through vagueness of words like "sick," and who gets what treatment. The latest diversion story that I read at CBCnews.com...

Surging food prices force Liberians to eat spaghetti

Surging food prices force Liberians to eat spaghetti If you had to choose one, would you go for rice or pasta? The rapid increase in food prices world wide might not be affecting the West much, but in many countries around the globe, it means changing their life-long habits and switching to cheaper foods, BBC reports. For...

Your kid misbehaving? Send him to Liberia

Your kid misbehaving? Send him to Liberia From the New York Times city front-page today comes a remarkable story of a Staten Island mother who sent her teenage son back to Liberia. He was starting to turn to drugs, gangs, and all those other things that inner-city teens find tempting them on the street corner. Her...

The World's Most Dangerous Destinations for 2007

The World's Most Dangerous Destinations for 2007 Here at Gadling, we usually profile places people WANT to go. However, sometimes it's useful to mention places to avoid. Consequently, here's an interesting (and not altogether surprising) list of the 2007's 12 Most Dangerous Destinations: Somalia Iraq ...

Fifteen Most Dangerous Trips?

Fifteen Most Dangerous Trips? There's a really terrific book out there called Non-Zero by Robert Wright, that I urge you all to read. The book's premise is that there is a design to nature, an evolving complexity in all things, including human society. Forget "Intelligent Design", at least as far as...

Africa Travel: Liberia

Africa Travel: Liberia Liberia's political history is something I've been wanting to get knee-deep in for the longest. As an African-American I find the resettlement of process of 'free men of color' from America back into Liberia in 1822 fascinating. Liberia is a country that sits  between...

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