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How Far Can You Get On Three Wheels? Piaggio Ape Adventures

Jun 22nd, 2013 at 4:00PM: "Taurinorum Charity Rally 2012 - APEMAYA Official trailer" from Taurinorum Travel Team on Vimeo. On my recent trip to Italy, I fell hard for the tiny Piaggio Ape (say AH-peh, means bee in Italian, for its pleasant hum), a glorified Vespa scooter with a truck bed or a back seat attached. In Italy and India, you see the adorable vehicles everywhere, outfitted as delivery trucks or touristy...

Business Fuels Doomsday Prophecies In Mexico

Business Fuels Doomsday Prophecies In Mexico Dec 20th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Every other billboard seemed to mention 2012 as I drove along that famously flat stretch of road from Cancun to Playa del Carmen. I was on my way to spend a couple of days relaxing at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, but the easiest way to reach Riviera Maya is via Carretera Federal 307 and 307 is ornamented with billboards, as anyone would expect. Riviera Maya is a popular vacation destination, and...

December 21, 2012: An Introduction To The End Of The World

December 21, 2012: An Introduction To The End Of The World Dec 18th, 2012 at 12:00PM: A charismatic and talkative man of Maya descent approached me one lively Friday evening just outside of La Plaza Grande in Merida, Mexico. With infectious enthusiasm, he discussed the history of the Maya in the Yucatan and Merida with me; his face gained color and animation as each topic rolled over into a new one. My Spanish isn't very good, so my husband, who is half Mexican, translated that...

NASA Tells Us Why The World Won't End With The Mayan Calendar Next Week

NASA Tells Us Why The World Won't End With The Mayan Calendar Next Week Dec 13th, 2012 at 8:00AM: December 21, 2012, is a day that has been circled on the calendars of conspiracy theorists and doomsday soothsayers for quite some time now. That's the day that the Mayan Calendar comes to an end, which has led some to believe that the world will be snuffed out along with it. If you buy into any of these theories, you're probably already preparing for the end in whatever way you find most...

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct?

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct? Mar 11th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Lately, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar and 2012 marking the end of the world, as we know it. To help gain some insight, the people over at First Choice have created this infographic to give everyone a fun visual of where and how one could spend their last year on Earth. The group polled over 2,000 United Kingdom locals as well as some top travel...

Upcoming exhibition will debunk Mayan prophecy of the end of the world in 2012

Mar 4th, 2012 at 2:00PM: An exhibition coming to Philadelphia will tackle this year´s hottest pseudo-archaeological topic: the Mayan prophecy that the world will end in 2012. "Maya 2012: Lords of Time" at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will explain the Mayan civilization's complex interlocking calendar systems through interactive displays and a rich collection of art and...

Judgement Day passes, world did not end, travel safe for most

Judgement Day passes, world did not end, travel safe for most May 22nd, 2011 at 9:00AM: Saturday May 21st was Judgement Day signaling the end of the planet Earth according Family Radio's Harold Camping who said that the Bible guaranteed it. Here now on Sunday we see that the world is still spinning and there are few signs of it's end. But while some weather-related events did occur, the end of the world does not appear to be imminent. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude...

Where to take your final vacation

Where to take your final vacation Oct 11th, 2009 at 11:00AM: Most people focus on their next vacations – not their final ones. And who could blame them? Nothing is quite so ghoulish as planning anything based on your demise. It's a bit different, however, if you can work from a specific point in time. If you know the world is coming to an end, making arrangements for your last trip may not be a bad idea. With all the talk of 2012 and the Mayan...

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