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Odd Travel Jobs: The Taxidermied Wolf Revealer Of Azerbaijan

Odd Travel Jobs: The Taxidermied Wolf Revealer Of Azerbaijan I first encountered Juma outside the castle in the Azerbaijani town of Sheki, a town of 60,000 people about a four-hour drive from the capital, Baku. Juma had planted himself just outside the castle gates. I didn't realize it at the time but he was waiting for me. He was...

Egyptian Mummies Weren't Given Enemas, Study Shows

Egyptian Mummies Weren't Given Enemas, Study Shows Ancient Egyptian mummies have been an object of fascination. The Greek historian Herodotus, who lived in the fifth century B.C., visited Egypt and wrote a description of the mummification process. Since no ancient Egyptian text survives, his account forms the basis of many...

Mar Mikhael: Beirut's Shopping District

Mar Mikhael: Beirut's Shopping District Beirut's Mar Mikhael (Saint Michael) looks at first glance like a pretty quiet neighborhood, a place where the sounds of machinery coming out of auto repair shops emit the only real noise of note. Scratch the surface just the tiniest bit and it becomes obvious that Mar...

Video Of The Day: Sunrise In Cloud City

Today's Video of the Day could pass for footage from a futuristic sci-fi movie, but it was taken recently in Dubai by photographer Sebastian Opitz. Opitz's surreal, almost comic book-like images were shot on a rare foggy morning as the sun rises. The time-lapse video was...

Facebook Timeline For Travel Industry

Facebook Timeline For Travel Industry The World Travel and Tourism Council has introduced a fun element to their Facebook page: rather than a timeline of their own milestones, they've designed a timeline highlighting all of the events in the travel industry. Starting in 1400 with the first passport, and ending...

Travel Through The World of Music At Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum

Travel Through The World of Music At Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum My expectations weren't very high when I visited Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). I imagined a small collection of dusty drums and pan flutes along with a guitar or two donated by famous musicians. Boy, was I ever mistaken. The MIM is actually a mammoth...

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer Today's multi-image Photo of the Day features scenes from an overnight camel safari in the desert surrounding Jaisalmer, India. Instagram user LankaEdited used a photo collage smartphone app to share different snapshots from her adventure, then added the "Rise" filter to...

Photo Of The Day: Israel's Negev Desert

Photo Of The Day: Israel's Negev Desert Alexis Wiener has a gift for photography and I knew that immediately when I saw her photos from Israel on her website. This photo, an expanse of the Negev Desert from Zin Valley, is striking. Wiener's words about Israel cannot be separated from the photo itself. Beneath...

Everything You Need To Know About Flying With An Infant Turning 2

Everything You Need To Know About Flying With An Infant Turning 2 After flying with an infant to over a dozen countries and on nearly 50 flights in her 20 months, I figured I pretty much have baby travel down to a science, as much as you can call it "science" when dealing with a person who is often unpredictable and doesn't respond...

Photo Of The Day: Saturday With The Giraffes In Abu Dhabi

Photo Of The Day: Saturday With The Giraffes In Abu Dhabi Today's safari-themed Photo of the Day was taken with Instagram and submitted by The Purple Passport, a travel start-up that publishes web-based guidebooks on the world's most exciting cities. The Purple Passport already has guides to New York, Los Angeles, Palm Beach,...

Cyrus Cylinder, 'The First Bill Of Rights,' Tours US

Cyrus Cylinder, 'The First Bill Of Rights,' Tours US The famous Cyrus Cylinder, a baked clay tablet from the 6th century B.C. that's often called the "first bill of rights," has made its U.S. debut at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Cyrus Cylinder was deposited in the foundations of a...

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess It looks like money and privilege can't buy everything. Princess Sarah Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II, failed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The 18-year-old princess tried to scale the famous mountain...

Adventure Safari Brings Easy Way To Give Back

Adventure Safari Brings Easy Way To Give Back Traveling almost anywhere around the world, we see people in need. Many struggle to survive in endangered areas or in a place where an earthquake, tsunami or another natural disaster has occurred. But those in need can be located at stops along our way in the Caribbean,...

Meet In The Middle: Plan Group Travel With TripCommon

Meet In The Middle: Plan Group Travel With TripCommon Have a friend in Austria while you are in Austin and want to take a trip together this summer? How do you figure out where to meet? Do you choose a destination in the middle, or one with regular cheap flights from both of your destinations? A new website just launched in...

Pyramids Discovered In Egypt And Sudan

Pyramids Discovered In Egypt And Sudan You'd think archaeologists would have found all the pyramids of Africa by now, but two recent discoveries show there's a lot more discovering to be done. A team of archaeologists working in Luxor, Egypt, have just announced they've discovered the pyramid of Khay, a...

Happy International Pretty Brown Girl Day!

Happy International Pretty Brown Girl Day! Today is International Pretty Brown Girl Day, a movement launched a few years ago that seeks to "address the harmful messages about skin tone and beauty in media" and is "for little girls of all ethnicities to send the message that brown skin is indeed beautiful." ...

Book Review: 'The Food Traveler's Handbook'

Book Review: 'The Food Traveler's Handbook' Full disclosure: I know Jodi Ettenberg, author of "The Food Traveler's Handbook." I've eaten with Jodi and explored cities with her; she's even inspected the spices in my Istanbul sublet apartment. Rather than let my friendship with her just guarantee a great review of her...

Airline Adds Live TV To In-Flight Entertainment Choices

Airline Adds Live TV To In-Flight Entertainment Choices Emirates Airlines has raised the bar on in-flight services for quite some time, offering over-the-top amenities like a shower in first class, Bvlgari amenity kits, dine-on-demand service and more. Now, Emirates has figured out how to add live TV from a variety of...

Dubai International Shows Off New Facility

Dubai International Shows Off New Facility Dubai International Airport (DBX) has just completed the launch of Concourse A, part of a $7.8 billion expansion plan aimed to increase airport capacity to 90 million passengers by 2020. Home to Emirates airline's Airbus A380, 20 gates have been equipped to handle the...

Lonely Planet's Best Worst Pick-Up Lines For Travelers

Lonely Planet's Best Worst Pick-Up Lines For Travelers "I hope you're not a monk, because I'd love go Tibet with you." Cue sound of detonating bomb. Our friends at Lonely Planet recently compiled a list of the best worst travel-themed pick-up lines, via Twitter. The results are hilarious, as well as cringe-inducing....

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