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Celebrity Hookup Hotels

Celebrity Hookup Hotels Celebrities, they're just like us: they go to hotel bars to hook up. The question, of course, is which hotels, so we can watch them and take cell phone pictures. Well, MSNBC has decided to feed your obsession by publishing a list of known celeb hangouts called Busted! Hotels...

Santa's journey in real time

Santa's journey in real time Since 1955 NORAD, the U.S.-Canadian organization responsible for aerospace and maritime defense of the U.S. and Canada, has been tracking Santa's journey from his home on the North Pole around the world. It's no joke. You can actually follow Santa and his nine reindeer in...

Where on Earth week 53: Toledo, Spain

Where on Earth week 53: Toledo, Spain Well done Peter, Craig, Carlos A, GirlsGottaTravel, and Frank who even knew its Latin name (Toletum). In hindsight, I suppose my description was actually a dead giveaway. Oh well. Located 70km from Madrid, it used to be the capital of the Spanish Empire. Architecturally it...

Where on Earth? Week 53

Where on Earth? Week 53 This is one of my favorite little towns. It has strong historical significance and shares the name of a city in Ohio. Unfortunately, it's more a tourist town now than anything else. Where is it? Leave a comment, and we'll be back on Friday to reveal the location!...

Where on Earth? Week 52 - Casablanca, Morocco

Where on Earth? Week 52 - Casablanca, Morocco After a couple wrong guesses-- Mecca, Vatican City-- several of you managed to identify the spot above as being the steps of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. The mosque, seen here, was completed in 1993 and is the second-largest in the world, next to the one...

Where on Earth? Week 52

Where on Earth? Week 52 Hints are sparse in this photo, so I'll give you one: this was taken near a very large religious landmark. Think you know where this is? Leave your guess in the comments, and come back Friday for the answer. P.S. Happy Birthday to Where on Earth?! Can you believe it's been...

Where on Earth? Week 51 - Wolfgangsee, Austria

Where on Earth? Week 51 - Wolfgangsee, Austria Good job, Kaca_Leach! It is St. Wolfgang, Austria. Something tells me it was not just a wild guess from you. St. Wolfgang is a cute little town about an hour from Salzburg. It is a good base for ski trips in the northern Austrian Alps. Dachstein is close. Plus, the stands...

Where on Earth? Week 51

Where on Earth? Week 51 This place is popular with tourists throughout the year because of its sporting opportunities. I would call it family-friendly. They do not speak French here. Leave your guesses in the comments, and we'll be back on Friday with the correct answer. ...

Where on Earth? Week 50

Where on Earth? Week 50 This place could be anywhere if it wasn't for the boot. That boot is made of steel and fixed to the rock it's on. The place is known for two reasons, one of which religious. It's in a remote village with an ugly lighthouse, predominantly visited specifically by pilgrims,...

Where on Earth week 49: The Citadel in Cairo, Egypt

Where on Earth week 49: The Citadel in Cairo, Egypt As several Gadlingers guessed, last week's Where on Earth was, indeed, the Mosque of Mohammad Ali at the Citadel, Cairo, Egypt. Many visitors to Cairo don't get up to the Citadel, as it is oft overshadowed by the Giza Plateau, but the Mosque of Mohammad Ali is a beautiful,...

Where on Earth? Week 49

Where on Earth? Week 49 The minarets in this photo might be a little misleading, but I don't think this should be a tough one to guess. This is a pretty dominant building in the skyline. Think you know where it is? Submit your guess and we'll reveal the answer on Friday....

Where on Earth week 48: Vang Vieng, Laos

Where on Earth week 48: Vang Vieng, Laos This location didn't seem to be too difficult for readers to figure out -- three out of four commenters guessed correctly, while one answer was close -- this person guessed the "Banana Pancake" trail of Chiang Mai (sounds delish). So, Vang Vieng it is -- truly a budget...

Where on Earth? Week 48

Where on Earth? Week 48 This backpacker paradise offers river tubing trips, the show "Friends" at every restaurant, and more banana pancake stands then you can ever hope to visit. Think you know where this is? Leave a comment below and tell us! Tune in Friday for the answer....

Where On Earth? Week 47: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Where On Earth? Week 47: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic This one wasn't much of a mystery to many of you. It's the very unusual Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. It probably didn't help that I blogged about my trip down there. Unfortunately we were just passing through, but I can tell you that the airport looked...

Where on Earth? Week 47

Where on Earth? Week 47 This airport is unlike any other. Know where it is? Post your guesses in the comments and come back on Friday to find out! Join Kent at Cockpit Chronicles which takes you along on each of his trips as a co-pilot on the Boeing 757 and 767 out of Boston....

Where on Earth? Week 46 - Roseau, Dominica

Where on Earth? Week 46 - Roseau, Dominica Not Central America, but close. This picture was actually taken just outside of the center of Roseau, the capital of Dominica, when I was visiting the Caribbean island during Christmas 2006; a holiday season full of steel drums, reggae music and fried plantain. Much less...

Where on Earth? Week 46

Where on Earth? Week 46 A downhill street on with a typical Sunday sunset in the background. Where could it be? There should be one hint in the photo if you look really closely. And here's another one: you will find no snow here in the winter. Post your guess in the comments below and wait for...

Where on Earth? Week 45

Where on Earth? Week 45 This place is pretty difficult to get to. It is just outside a small town that is getting more and more popular with backpackers. The hiking opportunities are great. Leave your guesses in the comments, and we'll be back on Friday with the right answer! ...

Where on Earth? Week 44 - Montaņita, Ecuador

Where on Earth? Week 44 - Montaņita, Ecuador This week's Where on Earth is Montañita, Ecuador, a small tourist-filled town on the coast of Ecuador. If you're heading to Ecuador and want to learn to surf on the cheap, this is the place to do it. Boards can be rented for about $5 a day and lessons are cheap as...

Where on Earth? Week 44

Where on Earth? Week 44 This is the main drag in one laid-back, backpacker-friendly town. Closed-toed shoes are considered dressy, ten-dollar lobster is on the menu everywhere, and the ocean is just a stone's throw away. Think you know where this is? Leave your guess in the comments. Come back...

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