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World's First Remote Control Tourists Explore Melbourne, Australia

Oct 11th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Imagine if you could taste-test of a city before taking the plunge and buying your airline ticket. You could watch a performance, grab a cup of coffee or visit a market in the destination –- all from the comfort of your home. Well that's the idea behind a tourism campaign that's aiming to lure visitors to the Australian state of Victoria. The state's tourism board has chosen four people...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Jul 19th, 2013 at 11:33AM: Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in 33 cities worldwide. The stunt is to help promote the app's expansion to new cities in the United States and in Australia,...

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...

The Best Cities For Street Art Around The World

The Best Cities For Street Art Around The World Apr 24th, 2013 at 11:00AM: I've always loved a good art gallery but I know not everyone feels the same way. I get it. Looking at still life oil-on-canvases isn't for everyone. But the good news is that some of the coolest art in the world isn't locked away in stuffy art galleries or museums – there are plenty of creative paintings and murals on the sides of buildings, along fences and across public walls. ...

Flight Attendant Confesses Ups And Downs Of Job

Flight Attendant Confesses Ups And Downs Of Job Dec 3rd, 2012 at 1:00PM: An anonymous woman who said she is a 22-year-old flight attendant for a major airline urged Reddit users to ask her anything in an open forum over the weekend. The candid Q&A session turned into a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a flight attendant, including a tell all on the weird things passengers ask for, a discussion on how many people really try to join the mile high club and a...

Crystal Cruises Hobbit Experience Brings New Adventure To Sea

Crystal Cruises Hobbit Experience Brings New Adventure To Sea Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Crystal Cruises are always looking for unique experiences to stand out from the crowd and an upcoming New Zealand sailing is no exception. Bringing adventure from the big screen to cruise passengers, Crystal Cruises has a new dinner experience this December, on the "Hobbiton" set used for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and new prequel film. Just days after "The Hobbit" opens worldwide,...

Ten Dublin Literary Attractions

Ten Dublin Literary Attractions Sep 16th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Dublin is known worldwide as the capital of Ireland, hosting landmarks such as the Spire of Dublin, Trinity College and St Patrick's Cathedral. Along with the UK's Edinburgh, Melbourne, Australia, Iowa City in the U.S. and others, UNESCO recognizes Dublin as a City of Literature, reflecting the city's rich and varied history of writers and writing. As the birthplace of James Joyce and...

Stunning Aerial Shots Of Cities From Around The World

Stunning Aerial Shots Of Cities From Around The World Jun 25th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Experiencing an unknown city is always exciting. That's the great thing about travel – it allows you to try new things and explore new places. While wandering through a city on the ground is interesting, it's also worthwhile to see a destination from a unique perspective you normally wouldn't get to view. Below, you'll find beautiful aerial shots taken above some of your favorite cities....

Gorgeous time lapse of Australia's "Southern Lights"

Feb 10th, 2012 at 10:30AM: It's been a lifelong dream of mine to see the Northern Lights, that glorious display of eerie green "smoke" that appears to float above the nighttime sky of some of the furthest northern reaches of our globe. But now I have another sight to add to that list: the Southern Lights. Also know as "Aurora Australis", it's the southern hemisphere equivalent of the auroras that occur up north,...

Advanced technology brings mandatory full-body scans to Australia

Advanced technology brings mandatory full-body scans to Australia Feb 6th, 2012 at 1:30PM: Using advanced technology that makes passengers appear as stick figures, mandatory full-body scans are being rolled out at all of Australia's major airports. Successful trials at Sydney and Melbourne airports last year signal the end of a loophole in legislation that had allowed passengers to request a pat-down instead of having to pass through a metal detector. "I think the public understands...

This is Melbourne...Wow! (confusing video edition)

Jan 19th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Ever wanted to visit Melbourne? Well dear traveler, today's your (un)lucky day! We're going to take you on a video tour of Australia's second largest city like you've never seen it before - down streets lined with "fanciful emporiums!" Inside a place where restaurants serve meals chock full of "extrinsic flavors!" and past public spaces adorned with the work of "young genius." Wait...huh? ...

Skydiving never looked so peaceful

Apr 26th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Depending on who you ask, skydiving is either exciting, terrifying, or both. This video of divers from the Melbourne Skydive Centre coasting through the sky like jellyfish makes skydiving look like a peaceful sort of transcendence, more flying than falling. Instead of an adrenaline packed plummet down gravity's vacuum, this video showcases the serenity of human flight. Filmed in February...

South Australian cattle station debuts tasting room

South Australian cattle station debuts tasting room Dec 3rd, 2010 at 4:30PM: There was a time when Wagyu beef was eaten by only the most sophisticated of travelers. True Kobe beef is from Wagyu cattle that are raised in a very specific manner in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. Technically, Wagyu is the Japanese term for all cattle, and Kobe beef comes from a strain known as Tajima. Kobe Wagyu receive massages to reduce stress and muscle stiffness, a summer diet...

Qantas luggage "all tied up" in Melbourne

Qantas luggage Nov 29th, 2010 at 4:30PM: It must be those adventure travelers ... they're always so high maintenance. A rock-climbing rope jammed up some of the Qantas baggage equipment at the Melbourne, Australia airport last night, and as many as 400 pieces of luggage are lying around, waiting to be reunited with their passengers. Of course, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, passengers are welcome to "search through the piles" if...

Qantas mile-high club: what happens when you get caught

Qantas mile-high club: what happens when you get caught Nov 2nd, 2010 at 2:30PM: A woman got nailed in the early stages of seeking mile-high club membership. The Qantas passenger was flying form Melbourne to Los Angeles at the beginning of last month. The lights went low, and she and the man next to her let their hands go wild under the blanket. The cabin crew caught on and split up the passengers, who apparently never bothered to try the lav. The best part: the woman works...

Round-the-world: Capricorn Route trip top ten

Round-the-world: Capricorn Route trip top ten Oct 18th, 2010 at 11:30AM: Later this week I'll reflect on the ups and downs of our round-the-world trip. I'll look at what we might have done differently as well as those elements that turned out to be particularly well conceived. In the meantime, here's a playful top ten list of some of the best things we encountered along the way: best beach; best ice cream; best tourist trap; best breakfast; best market stall; best...

Qantas flight attendants restrain would-be murderer

Qantas flight attendants restrain would-be murderer Oct 7th, 2010 at 12:00PM: A man threatened to kill the other passengers on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong, forcing flight attendants to restrain him. An airline spokeswoman wouldn't confirm what some were saying – that the would-be murderer was praying before threatening to kill himself and others and said, "You will all die." The Sydney Morning Herald continues: But an Australian passenger, Helen,...

Round-the-world: Why Melbourne is the best city in the world, part two

Round-the-world: Why Melbourne is the best city in the world, part two Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:00AM: There are lots of other arguments for Melbourne as the world's best city: museums, parks, open spaces; good bookstores. Add all these things to the list I began on Sunday, and soon these posts on Melbourne will begin to look like explicit promotional material. As much as I dig the city, this is certainly not my intention. So let me acknowledge that there are downsides to Melbourne. There is a...

Round-the-world: Why Melbourne is the best city in the world, part one

Round-the-world: Why Melbourne is the best city in the world, part one Oct 3rd, 2010 at 10:00AM: If it is difficult to write about a hometown, it is also difficult to write about a city you wish were your hometown, a city to which you've fantasized about relocating. I've fantasized about moving to a number of places (Lisbon, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Valencia, Chicago) though none of these more than Melbourne. I first visited Melbourne in 2004. The climate, the...

How to take a round-the-world trip

How to take a round-the-world trip Sep 10th, 2010 at 10:00AM: An open-ended round-the-world trip can be led by whimsy and happenstance and benefit accordingly from extremely loose planning. A more structured, time-limited round-the-world trip necessitates figuring out transportation in advance. With five weeks to play with, we fell into the latter camp. I emailed AirTreks in the spring and dutifully submitted an itinerary through their global map...

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