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Faux Cityscapes: 5 Fake Places To Snap A Tourist Photo

Faux Cityscapes: 5 Fake Places To Snap A Tourist Photo Steve Jurvetson, Flickr What are the main reasons people travel? To see the world, gain new perspective, learn about other cultures, get a photo of themselves in front of a famous destination. Let's be honest, in the world of social media, the latter is of the utmost...

Intense National Geographic Series, 'Locked Up Abroad,' Documents Inept Travelers

Intense National Geographic Series, 'Locked Up Abroad,' Documents Inept Travelers Last week's arrest of diaper-wearing cocaine smugglers at JFK proved more laughable than horrifying to those not directly involved. Drug busts are in the media so often, we rarely pay attention to them. They're certainly not something I care about. Yet, I've recently...

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013 A new year isn't just the time to look ahead, it's also the time to look back and commemorate. 2013 marks plenty of centennials, from the birth of civil rights activists to metro lines. Here is your chance to not only explore new destinations, but also learn a little bit...

Today Hindus Celebrate Diwali, The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)

Today Hindus Celebrate Diwali, The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS) Across the world today, Hindus are celebrating Diwali, one of the religion's most important holidays. Popularly known as the "festival of lights," Hindus mark the occasion by decorating their homes with flowers, paper lanterns, powders and earthen oil lamps called...

Photo Of The Day: Bangladesh Street Scene

Photo Of The Day: Bangladesh Street Scene This Bangladesh street scene, taken in 2008 by Flickr user m24instudio, jumped out at me on the Gadling Group Pool page on Flickr. Currently, next to it on the page are photos of flowers, animals, skylines, an island and snowy panoramas. None of these popped off the page...

Nat Geo announces People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

Nat Geo announces People's Choice Adventurer of the Year This past November, National Geographic announced their selection for the 2012 Adventurers of the Year, bestowing the honor on a group of 12 very worthy men and women from across the globe. That list included the likes of long distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis, who set a...

6 surf destinations you'd never think of

6 surf destinations you'd never think of Sure, we all know the world of surfing revolves around Hawaii's fabled North Shore. If you've ever owned a board, you can probably rattle off some of the other global hot spots: Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Fiji, California, Costa Rica...the list goes on and on. ...

Bengal Tigers to get special protection

Bengal Tigers to get special protection The Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals are to get special protection from the government of Bangladesh. The government is setting up a 300-member force to patrol the areas where the endangered tigers live. This is in reaction to recent poaching incidents targeting the...

Driving from Bangladesh to England in a classic Rolls Royce

Driving from Bangladesh to England in a classic Rolls Royce Rupert Grey and his wife Jan are preparing to make an epic road trip this September. The kind of road trip that we all dream about during which we leave our normal, mundane, lives behind in favor of the open road and untold adventures. In this case, our two intrepid...

Piracy reached record levels in 2010

Piracy reached record levels in 2010 Pirate hijackings in the Red Sea and nearby waters reached their highest levels ever, the Associated Press reports. Pirate hijackings worldwide claimed 1,181 hostages and 53 vessels, a rise of ten percent since 2009. Of these, 49 ships were taken by Somali gunmen in the...

New photography book on food and travel profiles meals around the world

New photography book on food and travel profiles meals around the world There are a few key things that unite mankind, one of which is the need to eat. Whether the act itself is one of indulgence or subsistence is largely a cultural and geographic, and not just economic, issue. It's this dichotomy that forms the theme for a fascinating new...

Bangladesh airport operator investigates terminal TV porn show

Bangladesh airport operator investigates terminal TV porn show Officials at Shahjalal International Airport in Bangladesh are investigating how a porno flick appeared on a large TV screen in the departure lounge of their airport. The screen is normally used to display documentaries about Bangladesh, explaining the geography and...

12 historic sites in danger of disappearing

12 historic sites in danger of disappearing The Global Heritage Fund has released a new report that lists 200 World Heritage Sites around the globe that are in danger from a variety of threats, turning the spotlight on 12 in particular that could disappear altogether due to a lack of funds, neglect, and mismanagement....

Trade Mocked

Trade Mocked You were a cheerleader, you dated a cheerleader, or you hated the cheerleaders. As I recall, that's how high school worked. Thanks to travel PR, that same primeval paradigm lives on long after graduation. That miniskirts-shouting-slogans thing still works, whether you're...

Tourist falls to his death in active volcano on Bali

Tourist falls to his death in active volcano on Bali A Swedish tourist named Daniel Fetersen died today after he plunged over 490 feet into the crater of an active volcano on the island of Bali. The 25-year-old man reportedly leaned over the edge of the crater on Mt. Batur to get a better look, then slipped and fell onto the...

Men jailed for beating holy crocodile

Men jailed for beating holy crocodile It's generally not smart to bother a crocodile. Heck, an Israeli tourist nearly got eaten just for trying to take a photo of one! Thus two men in Bangladesh should count themselves lucky that after beating a crocodile, they landed up in a jail cell rather than the reptile's...

Farmer in Bangladesh kills more than 83,000 rats and wins a color TV

Farmer in Bangladesh kills more than 83,000 rats and wins a color TV I've seen a rat scurry across a New York City street at night. It looked like a small cat. Startling. Rats in New York are one of the city's long-standing jokes. The idea of the 83,450 rats that one farmer in Bangladesh killed over the last nine months, thanks to a...

"Passenger created" toilet clogs delay flight for 10 hours

Remember those signs in the airplane bathroom that politely request that passengers refrain from throwing anything into the bowl (other than the usual stuff)? Well, apparently passengers on Biman Bangladesh airlines saw it, but either ignored it, or decided to see what...

Top Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2009

Top Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2009 BootsnAll, a great online resource for independent travelers, has put together their list of top 10 destinations for 2009. The locations on the list are lauded for the options they offer the experienced traveler who is looking to explore on his or her own. Last year's list...

How safe is ferry travel? It depends on where you are.

How safe is ferry travel? It depends on where you are. With the recent ferry accident in the Philippines still in the news, ferry safety comes to mind. According to this research study, Ferry Transport: The Realm of Responsibility, ferries are generally safe in Europe, the U.S. and other developed countries. In countries like...

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