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June 07, 2014

"Proof That Prague Is Europe's Prettiest City"

OK by me, but not Paris? Zut alors!

May 24, 2014

"Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places"

Yes, indeed, they're pretty.

See also "26 Real Places That Look Like They’ve Been Taken Out Of Fairy Tales".

April 25, 2014

"7 Wonders of the (Street View) World"

Yet more places I don't have to actually visit

April 16, 2014

"America's Most Expensive Hotel Room Costs $45,000 A Night — And It's Non-Negotiable"

Supposedly it cost $50 million to build. So even at $45,000/night, I don't see how it works out as a sound investment. 

April 10, 2014

"36 Hours in Raleigh, N.C."

It's a shame they could barely get out of downtown, but I guess there's a limit in what you can do in "36 hours".

April 05, 2014

"29 Places That Prove Budapest Is The Most Stunning City In Europe"

Excellent pictures. Yet another place I now don't have to visit

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.)

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