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Bottle With Travel-Loving Tennessee Man's Ashes Bobbing Along Florida Keys

Bottle With Travel-Loving Tennessee Man's Ashes Bobbing Along Florida Keys Courtesy of 13WMAZ.com We all have our own ideas of what happens after we die. For the late Gordon Scott Smith of Tennessee, his goal was to ensure that his lifelong love of travel carried on into the afterlife. Or, you know, at least ensured his cremated remains saw some...

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets Beverly, Flickr For those of us who consider pets members of the family, leaving them behind when we travel often isn't an option, especially if they're a certified companion or therapy animal. Sometimes, however, we just want to bring our furry friends along. Fortunately,...

Kids' Bedroom Replicates 737 Cockpit, Doubles As Flight Simulator

When I was a kid, beds modeled after race cars were all the rage. Apparently, what's cool these days is having a bedroom that so closely resembles a 737 cockpit, it doubles as a simulator. Oh, and bonus points if your dad builds it. According to Gizmodo, Laurent Aigon has...

Lisbon Street Art: A Vibrant City Attraction

Lisbon Street Art: A Vibrant City Attraction Lisbon is a city that does street art well. I knew that before I arrived in Lisbon for my 15-hour layover while on the way to Cape Verde, and so I walked around with my camera, snapping shots of every compelling image I saw that had repurposed public space for canvas. I...

Giant Blue Rooster In Trafalgar Square Leaves Londoners Bemused And Befuddled

Trafalgar Square in London has a new statue -- a giant blue cockerel. It's the latest work of art to adorn the Fourth Plinth, a nineteenth-century base flanking Nelson's Column. The other three plinths all have statues but the Fourth Plinth never got one, and so in recent...

Visiting A Working Silver Mine In Potosi, Bolivia

Visiting A Working Silver Mine In Potosi, Bolivia Laurel Miller, Gadling Bolivia has a turbulent, often tragic history. Rich in natural resources, the country was plundered by the Spaniards for silver and gold in the 15th century, exploiting the indigenous Quechua and Aymara peoples in the process. Yet, Bolivia has managed...

'What Shoes Should I Wear To Cow Fighting?'

'What Shoes Should I Wear To Cow Fighting?' Brian G. Smith Yes, cow fighting is a thing in Switzerland. Kelly DiNardo writes: The ever-louder jangling of cowbells signalled the fighting would soon start and we hurried to get a good spot along the fence that formed the competition ring. The bigger matches take place...

Tiny Spanish Village Hopes to Profit From Antiquities Thief

Tiny Spanish Village Hopes to Profit From Antiquities Thief Should a town have the right to display looted antiquities stolen by one of its residents? According to an intriguing piece by Suzanne Daley in The New York Times this morning, the mayor of tiny Aranda de Moncayo, Spain, population 200, thinks they should. A 60-year-old...

Penn Station And The Meaning Of Life In 4 Tweets

"Up in the Air" author Walter Kirn, "Absurdistan" author and travel writer Gary Shteyngart, and author of more books than some people will ever read, Joyce Carol Oates, had the following exchange on Twitter this morning. If you've ever traveled through New York's Penn...

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....

Rare View Of Empire State Building Endangered

Rare View Of Empire State Building Endangered I had only been talking to Brooklyn's Richard Kessler for a minute or two before he began telling me about his personal passion project: protecting a rare view of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Mirador. The view of the iconic building from the edge of Prospect...

Eccentric England: The Headington Shark

Eccentric England: The Headington Shark Henry Flower Once again, I'm back in Oxford for my annual summer working holiday. I love this place. This quintessentially English city offers beautiful colleges, the world's coolest museum, even the chance to bump into the Queen. But all this pales in comparison to the...

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson I can probably be kicked out of Colorado for admitting this, but I'm just not that into bikes. Don't get me wrong: I've been lugging my vintage, fixed-gear cruiser around for over 21 years. Even though I rarely ride it these days because I live in...

'Phantom Menace' Set Getting Buried By Tunisian Desert

'Phantom Menace' Set Getting Buried By Tunisian Desert Andy Carvin Darth Vader's childhood home will soon be covered by a giant sand dune, the BBC reports. The collection of buildings in the Tunisian desert was used to portray Mos Espa, a spaceport on Tatooine that was home to Anakin Skywalker, later Darth Vader, in "The...

Find The World's Best Festivals

Find The World's Best Festivals Chip Conley, Fest300 Do you travel for food, culture or history? You can find all that and more at a festival, and a website launched this week aims to connect travelers with some of the world's most unique, exciting and unusual festivals. Fest300 is part practical...

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine Sean McLachlan There's a well-worn tourist trail in Spain: Madrid for the art, Barcelona for the nightlife and the Costa del Sol for the beaches. All of these are great, but there are plenty of other spots that often slip under the radar. Valencia, for example, gets plenty...

Video: Dorset, England Now Has A Dragon Skull On The Beach

If you happen to be in the area of Dorset, England, in the near future, you might want to check out the giant dragon skull that is currently sitting on its Jurassic Coast. Blinkbox oversaw the skull-building project, which is, at its core, a celebration of the release of...

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...

Dreamy Summer Palm Springs Footage

If you want a surreal moment's break from today's mundane routine, check out this dreamy video of slow motion aerial footage from the Palm Springs Ace Hotel. Created by Nate Bolt, this film was shot during the "Seven Seconds of Summer" at the "Yes By Yes Yes" gathering....

The Aboriginal Art Of Australia's Kakadu National Park

The Aboriginal Art Of Australia's Kakadu National Park Kraig Becker Australia's vast and wild Northern Territory holds a number of wonders for visitors to discover, not the least of which is Kakadu National Park. Spread out across more than 7600 square miles, the park is the true embodiment of the Outback with a rugged and...

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