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March 15, 2014

"Driver Straps A GoPro To His BMW To Make An Epic Time-Lapse Video Of His Cross-Country Drive"

2740 miles--from the Hollywood sign to the Capitol--in under seven minutes

March 13, 2014

"This Is What You See On The Legendary Trans-Siberian Railway"

Some highlights of a nearly 6,000 mile, $15,495 trip

February 07, 2014

"How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site"

Potentially useful information.

The real solution is finding the sites that best fit your specific travel needs — all the more true for the heavily budget-conscious. Each has different strengths offered through different interfaces that use different functions and produce different results. But where to go for what? Even for people like me who live on these sites, it’s not always clear.

So I designed a test — from Europe, as it turned out, where I was reporting on the road. I selected 15 online travel agencies, from the old stalwarts like Travelocity to an excellent (and increasingly robust) group of upstarts like Routehappy, which are more likely to take into account niche specifics like seat pitch. Then I put them through the wringer, shopping for six itineraries, from basic domestic to overseas-only to elaborately multicity: Miami-Chicago, Louisville-Portland, Los Angeles-Paris, Dallas-Singapore, Shanghai-Chengdu in China and, finally, New York-Guadalajara-Bogotá-Charlotte (presumably a Mexican-Colombian-American visiting family and the Nascar Hall of Fame).

January 19, 2014

"52 Places to Go in 2014"

From the NY Times, last weekend. With gorgeous photos. (UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, John.)

January 05, 2014

"Tour the Canals of Venice with Google Street View"

Thanks to the magic of Google, here's another place I don't need to visit in person

December 20, 2013

"How To See The World's 100 Greatest Sights In Just 255 Days"

If you try this, drop me a line. And lots of luck.

November 17, 2013

"21 Real Life Places That Are Basically Westeros"

If you like castles, you should look. (And even if you don't.)

October 31, 2013

"The Airports Where You Can Use The TSA's Awesome Expedited Security Checks"

I have no experience with this, but it seems like it could be a good idea.

October 01, 2013

"These Are The Best And Worst Days To Book Flights For The Holidays"

Maybe useful for folks flying for Thanksgiving and Christmas

September 01, 2013

"Dubai's most outrageous attractions"

Dubai has more than 5.5 million tourists in the first half of this year. Here's some of what they're looking at
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