Tag Archives: Travel

How not to be a tourist when you’re a tourist


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If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world to see other countries and experience different cultures, you’ve probably run into the same old, same old:

“Look at the stupid American tourist. They don’t know what it’s like to LIVE here, they just want to come in and see that one statue… then leave. Ptui.” Continue reading HOW NOT TO BE A TOURIST WHEN YOU’RE A TOURIST

The 18 Most Annoying People on Airplanes (including the 0.2% that are never on your flight)


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What was the worst airplane experience you’ve ever had, that was entirely attributable to a fellow passenger?

A friend of ours told a story about one passenger who – after a series of unfortunate incidents in the airplane’s bathroom – ended up not wearing a shirt for the duration of the flight. How would you like to end up sitting next to THAT guy?  Oh, there was a logical explanation of how he ended up in that predicament, but did you really want to ask the question in the first place? Continue reading THE 18 MOST ANNOYING PEOPLE ON AIRPLANES (INCLUDING THE 0.2% THAT ARE NEVER ON YOUR FLIGHT)

Where is the most STRESSFUL place in the US?


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Work is stressful.

Relationships are stressful.

Driving in traffic is stressful.

Is there anything in your life that doesn’t cause a little bit of stress, anxiousness? Continue reading WHERE IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PLACE IN THE US?

The world’s BEST and WORST places to use the Internet


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People in the US don’t always know how good they have it compared to people in other countries.

Sure, you’ll complain about bad WiFi networks or crappy cell service, but at least you’re not trying to use the Internet while in a different country. Continue reading THE WORLD’S BEST AND WORST PLACES TO USE THE INTERNET

This is the most GERM FILLED place on an airplane that you should avoid at all costs


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There are many ways to get sick while on an airplane.

The person next to you may have a cold and sneezes on you. The person in the seat before you on the earlier flight may have stuffed their snotty tissues into the magazine.

And let’s not talk about the poorly circulated air, the contaminated ice cubes, or the bathroom.

How To Avoid Germs On A Plane;Learn the Causes And How To Prevent Getting Sick While Traveling By Air
How To Avoid Germs On A Plane;
Learn the Causes And How To Prevent Getting Sick While Traveling By Air
Continue reading THIS IS THE MOST GERM FILLED PLACE ON AN AIRPLANE THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID AT ALL COSTS

Going on vacation this year? What are the chances you’ll lose your luggage?


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Have you ever lost your luggage while on a trip?

We have – it was on the return trip, which made things easier; and the airline did deliver our bag within 24 hours….. ringing the doorbell at 3am.

We can’t complain – the bag did show up on our doorstep, late but unharmed.

Trace Me luggage tracker
Trace Me Luggage Tracker
Continue reading GOING ON VACATION THIS YEAR? WHAT ARE THE CHANCES YOU’LL LOSE YOUR LUGGAGE?

The absolute worst travel day of the year is…


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You would think that the busiest travel day(s) of the year would be around the Thanksgiving holiday season.

You’d be wrong,

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel
Continue reading THE ABSOLUTE WORST TRAVEL DAY OF THE YEAR IS…

The Top 15 Worst Airports for Holiday Travel


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As you get ready to travel for the holidays, maybe you should reconsider where you head out to for the family vacation.

We’ve all heard horror stories about hours (and days!) long waits at the airport as everybody rushes to get home to visit with family and friends. But maybe you should choose where you go a little better if you really want to save airport time at all.

Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, What's Funny About This
Holidays in Hell:
In Which Our Intrepid Reporter
Travels to the World’s Worst Places and Asks,
“What’s Funny About This”
Continue reading THE TOP 15 WORST AIRPORTS FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Korean women are getting the most unusual hair transplants


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Women overseas are almost always the first to try new fashion trends.  From France to Japan to Brazil – other countries are often at the forefront of what we’ll be seeing American women adopt in the upcoming months and years.

But do we think that Korea’s latest fashion trend will catch on?

Stop Smirking at my Merkin
Stop Smirking at my Merkin
Continue reading KOREAN WOMEN ARE GETTING THE MOST UNUSUAL HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Would you volunteer to go to outer space knowing you will DIE?


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Who would be crazy enough to sign up for a one-way ticket to Mars, knowing that they will never come back to Earth, and that they WILL die on this mission?

Apparently over 1000 people have volunteered to DIE on a proposed Mission to Mars.

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration
Mission to Mars:
My Vision for Space Exploration
Continue reading WOULD YOU VOLUNTEER TO GO TO OUTER SPACE KNOWING YOU WILL DIE?

Which country in the world has the best Work-Life balance? (hint: it’s not the US)


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Achieving the proper Work-Life Balance for employees is something that every company and manager tries to emphasize with their employees, but in reality we know that it really never works out.

Some would say that some countries in Europe have it better. We recall one story where a bank  requires – REQUIRES – their employees to take a full four weeks off when they go on vacation. The theory is that any banking irregularity could be hidden by an employee who can cover their tracks every two weeks, but a four week vacation should expose any particular issues that the employee was involved with.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Overwhelmed:
Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Continue reading WHICH COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAS THE BEST WORK-LIFE BALANCE? (HINT: IT’S NOT THE US)

Who eats more meat, China or the US? (You’ll be surprised by the answer)


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People in China are stereotypically believed to live longer, healthier lives – primarily based on their dietary habits. And as stereotypes go, that’s really not a bad judgement call to make on anyone’s part. Who wouldn’t want to be naturally considered healthier than those around you, solely based on your heritage or where you currently live?

Well, perhaps there’s something more at steak (HA!) than what we think is happening, diet-wise.

Meat is Murder
Meat is Murder
Continue reading WHO EATS MORE MEAT, CHINA OR THE US? (YOU’LL BE SURPRISED BY THE ANSWER)

The Top Earning Restaurants in the Country


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It’s easy to start a restaurant or bar.

It’s harder to make money doing it.

But some bars and restaurants have figured out a way to make it happen, and make a ton of money doing it. Whether they happen to be in the right place at the right time, or whether they’re a destination unto themselves, these TOP RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY have proven that where there’s a will, there’s a way to make some dough in the food business.

Waiter Rant
Waiter Rant
Continue reading THE TOP EARNING RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY

Differences between American Parenting and the rest of the world


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Kids today are often considered too coddled when compared to how older generations were raised.

Everything from “participation medals” to “no score soccer games” to “teachers not allowed to mark papers incorrect” because it might hurt someone’s feelings are all a bunch of hooey for parents who had to endure the trials and tribulations of growing up themselves.

Whether it’s government interference or parents’ desire to truly protect their children to the extent of possibly going too far doing so, today’s parents have many things to worry about when it comes to raising their children.

Gin & Juice: The Victorian Guide to Parenting
Gin & Juice: The Victorian Guide to Parenting
Continue reading DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AMERICAN PARENTING AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

The least expensive cities to vacation


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We’re about to head into the holiday travel season, which – combined with everybody at the office trying to figure out how to use all their available vacation days before the end of the year – results in a whole lot of people going out on vacation at about the same time.

You could head out to the same old destinations you always do, but have you thought about doing something a little different, and maybe save some money doing it?

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Vagabonding:
An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Continue reading THE LEAST EXPENSIVE CITIES TO VACATION