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Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31

Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31 May 2nd, 2013 at 12:00PM: Melbourne-based Intrepid Travel – known for its cultural and food-focused trips to remote corners of the planet – is now offering 20 percent off over 350 of their trips, including the newly-launched Food Adventures. The discount is good for all trips departing before August 31, 2013. Last fall, Intrepid partnered up with The Perennial Plate, which documents these culinary...

Adventure Meets Cruise Ship On Extreme Shore Excursions

Adventure Meets Cruise Ship On Extreme Shore Excursions Dec 7th, 2012 at 5:00PM: It's not often that we write about adventure travel and cruises in the same story. It's more like kayaking and Costa Rica, or cruises and buffets. But some extreme shore excursion offerings by a few cruise lines have raised the bar so high, others may not catch up for a good long while. Forget the stuffy tour bus and all the challenges of moving 50 or 60 people at a time around an iconic...

The Trick To Surviving Thanksgiving On The Road

The Trick To Surviving Thanksgiving On The Road Nov 21st, 2012 at 12:00PM: I woke up last Thanksgiving with plenty to be thankful for. The sun was shining. The air was fragrant. Outside my guesthouse window, rice paddies extended as far as the eye could see. I was in Bali, for Christ's sake. There wasn't much to complain about. Yet, I felt empty. Thanksgiving is one of the toughest days to travel, especially when you're alone. For a while, I puttered around...

British Protesters Campaign For A Rain-Free Olympics

British Protesters Campaign For A Rain-Free Olympics May 27th, 2012 at 4:00PM: And I thought the weather was controlled by nature. Recently, a group of bikini-clad female protesters in London headed to Parliament Square to demand sunnier weather and a rain-free Olympics. While this may sound outlandish, the comical campaign is actually part of a bigger project to help a community. In the hopes that the government complies with the protesters – or that Mother Nature...

Ten hot backpacker destinations

Ten hot backpacker destinations Oct 18th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Though the backpacker scene feels more hipster than hippie these days, the same formula remains: young travelers plus a small budget plus a long trip. While individuals certainly differ, the stereotype of a budget traveler toting a bedraggled pack to cheap destinations is there for a reason. So where are the kids congregating these days? Here are our top ten backpacker locations (in no...

Travel fitness: Top 10 spots for yoga around the world

Travel fitness: Top 10 spots for yoga around the world Jul 30th, 2010 at 2:00PM: You can run, walk, hike, climb, swim, surf, and scuba your way to new experiences, but even the most active traveler needs a brief moment of zen every now and again. For those who need more than a few seconds of "Om" to get through their day, check out some of these top spots of yoga around the world: 1. Present Moment Retreat - Troncones Beach, Guerrero in Mexico If you happen to be down in...

Your guide to luxury rail travel

Your guide to luxury rail travel Jan 30th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Trade a plane for a train, and experience genuine luxury. Hitting the rails in style has been gaining steam around the world, according to the Wall Street Journal, in Asia, Europe, Russia and Africa. In a sense, this is becoming the new "cruise," without the worry of being pinned on a boat by that insurance salesman who's intent on saving your financial life. Many of the luxury train excursions...

Where spices come from. A tour of a spice plantation in Goa

Sep 29th, 2008 at 12:00PM: If you're in a region of the world where spices are grown, take in a tour of a spice plantation. On last Tuesday's episode of Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern went to a one in Goa. Here is a video of a tour of a spice plantation in Goa (there are several) that points out the highlights of the various spices and how they are grown. The text captions tell what you're seeing. Along with the...

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Goa, the spice of life

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Goa, the spice of life Sep 25th, 2008 at 12:30PM: From the first shot of Goa in this week's episode of Bizarre Foods, I could smell the aromas. And that's a good thing. Although Zimmern said that the food in Goa is different than many parts of India, in New Delhi where I lived for two years, every spicy, sweet and sour taste that Zimmern mentioned could be found. That's because New Delhi was filled with people who started out somewhere else. For...

Are tourists safe in India?

Are tourists safe in India? Mar 17th, 2008 at 8:40AM: The recent death of British Scarlett Keeling in Goa has had significant coverage in the international media over the last month. In fact, it has opened a new and dangerous chapter on tourism in Goa -- one of India's most visited states -- is a tourist safe there? For those who haven't followed the story: 15-year old Keeling was drugged, raped and left to die in Goa. What's worse is that the Indian...

Top 10 gambling destinations

Top 10 gambling destinations Dec 5th, 2007 at 6:19PM: I've never been much of a gambler. Maybe it's because I'm cheap and parting with money that I'm probably not going to get back just doesn't seem like a good idea, or maybe it's because I'm not much of a risk taker. Nonetheless, lots of people love to gamble and as long as they're not sending themselves into serious debt, all the power to them. But where does one go to gamble? The casino down the...

Video: Traffic Intersects the Gibraltar Airport Runway

Sep 13th, 2007 at 2:15PM: This video taken at the Gibraltar airport isn't the most exciting to watch, but it does illustrate an interesting situation: a major road intersects the runway. I ran across this when we landed in Goa a few days before New Year's Eve. Goa's airport is tiny, and only has a three-plane capacity at the terminal. With late December being a prime time for visiting the wonderful Goan beaches, planes...

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