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Stevie Wonder's Florida Boycott Gaining Momentum

Kanye West, Madonna and Usher are among those reportedly following Stevie Wonder's lead in boycotting Florida in protest of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. The Huffington Post is following the story....

Hi: A Narrative Mapping Site

Hi: A Narrative Mapping Site Hi is a new website that allows users to map their journeys through personal narrative and original photography. The platform relies upon moments and their respective places. The goal of Hi is to map the world and if the execution of the idea proves to be as good as the...

These Shoes Are Made For Traveling: Lonely Planet Partners With TOMS

These Shoes Are Made For Traveling: Lonely Planet Partners With TOMS Image courtesy of Lonely Planethttp://www.lonelyplanet.com In celebration of Lonely Planet's 40th anniversary, the famed guidebook publisher has launched a stylish partnership with traveler favorite shoe brand TOMS. The limited edition shoe features a variety of passport...

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives Ming Xia, Flickr With fireworks bans in place across parts of the Western U.S., it's going to be another Fourth of July calling for alternative celebratory activities. In Colorado, where I live, we've learned to accept this fact, and it doesn't stop the outdoor revelry. ...

Hot, Tired Airline Patrons Sing R. Kelly's 'I Believe I Can Fly' In Protest To Long Wait Times

In a now viral video, passengers on an Allegiant Air flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas this past Sunday took matters into their own hands after allegedly being delayed on and off the tarmac for several hours – often with no air conditioning in the hot Nevada weather....

Government Drops Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes

Government Drops Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes Flickr via Trevor Manternach The TSA today announced that they are dropping the plan that would have permitted passengers to carry small knives and other previously banned items, like bats and golf clubs, on planes. These items have been banned since the attacks of September...

Interactive Website Shows Cleanest, Dirtiest European Beaches

Interactive Website Shows Cleanest, Dirtiest European Beaches Wikimedia Commons It's getting to be that time of year again. People are heading to the beaches, especially around the Mediterranean. Now choosing one has been made easier by a new interactive website by the European Environment Agency. The agency has released its 2012...

Coney Island 2013: Weathering The Storm

Coney Island 2013: Weathering The Storm A photo of Coney Island from May 2013 When the first structures were being built in Coney Island in the 1840s, the surrounding community was in uproar. Residents wanted to preserve the land's natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the City of New York endeavored to condemn...

Tourists Outraged Over $84 Gelati In Rome

Tourists Outraged Over $84 Gelati In Rome Getting scammed by quack taxi drivers or phony tour operators is one thing, but when a group of tourists were charged 64 euros ($84) for a few ice cream cones in Rome - well, that's just sad. The Eternal City has quite the reputation for con artists. Cafes and bars have...

Top Underwhelming Tourist Destinations - Do You Agree?

Top Underwhelming Tourist Destinations - Do You Agree? A new thread on reddit has tackled the world's most "remarkably underwhelming" destinations. The thread captures reader comments from the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet" website that allows readers to submit feedback to threads in a variety of categories. Here's...

Drive Nacho Drive: Bloggers Navigate China By VW Bus And Kickstarter Campaign

Drive Nacho Drive: Bloggers Navigate China By VW Bus And Kickstarter Campaign We've heard of camping excursions and perhaps the occasional extended road trip in retrofitted buses, but what about an around-the-world adventure? That's exactly what's planned for Brad and Sheena Van Orden, an Arizona couple who has already trekked from the United States...

6 Easy Ways To Travel Greener

6 Easy Ways To Travel Greener When it comes to being environmentally responsible, travelers often find themselves in confusing situations. Air travel, hotel stays and eating out are intrinsically bad for the Earth, yet these things are hard to avoid when on the road. So in honor of Earth Day,...

The Moral Case For Visiting Greece This Summer

The Moral Case For Visiting Greece This Summer Everyone who can afford it should visit Greece this summer. That was the conclusion I reached after reading a heartbreaking story about malnourished children in Greece on the front page of Thursday's New York Times. According to Liz Alderman's piece, malnutrition is a...

Three New Experiential Eco-Fashion Trips Taking Off This Summer

Three New Experiential Eco-Fashion Trips Taking Off This Summer This summer, three new eco-fashion-oriented package tours will offer the chance for ethical designers, makers and consumers to meet artisan communities, take workshops in craft production and see the impact of their conscious purchasing decisions. While different in...

A Q&A With Plastiki Adventurer David de Rothschild On The WHOLE WORLD Water Campaign

A Q&A With Plastiki Adventurer David de Rothschild On The WHOLE WORLD Water Campaign Three years ago, adventurer, entrepreneur and activist David de Rothschild sailed from San Francisco to Sydney on a catamaran made of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. His goal with the Plastiki project was to bring awareness to environmental issues like global warming...

Choosing Your Credit Card: Do Airline Or Bank Cards Yield Better Deals For Travelers?

Choosing Your Credit Card: Do Airline Or Bank Cards Yield Better Deals For Travelers? Who doesn't love free flights? We sure do. ShopSmart magazine, a Consumer Reports publication, has tracked the best credit cards and methods to accrue points towards free flights in its latest issue, and some of these tips are extremely relevant for readers. While...

Go 'Smell The Roses' With New Travelocity Brand Campaign

Travelocity's newly-launched brand campaign is urging travelers to get off their couches and "go and smell the roses." (Note: official hashtag: #gosmelltheroses). Pushed though five new TV commercials, the spots will feature the now famous roaming gnome in a variety...

TSA To Permit Pocket Knives And Golf Clubs On Planes (But Still Not Liquids)

TSA To Permit Pocket Knives And Golf Clubs On Planes (But Still Not Liquids) Starting April 25, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will permit small knives and most sporting good equipment on planes in carry-on luggage, a new security conference held today revealed. Bloomberg reported that the change is to conform with international...

Everything You Need To Know About Getting An International Drivers Permit

Everything You Need To Know About Getting An International Drivers Permit If you're traveling internationally, you may need to make sure that more than just your passport is up to date. Visitors to foreign nations may need to register for an International Driver's Permit or IDP if they intend to operate a vehicle overseas. We worked with Mike...

Biking In Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible

Biking In Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible On a recent Saturday, the streets were filled with bicycles. Bells rang and horns sounded as the cyclists wound their way throughout the city like a moving train of youth and energy. This wasn't in Portland, or Paris, or any of dozens of bicycle-friendly cities...

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