If you know any great travel stories or tips we all should read, please send it to me and I will put an acknowledgment of your contribution in the posting.
Someone I met at the hostel in Tokyo stayed in a love hotel. Said it was cool for a night, but not for an extended stay. The prices quotes in the article were a little high compared to the ones I saw when I was there. Another reason I love Japan and all its ‘quirkiness.’
Everyone is reading the same guidebook you are. Then you get all the tourists in the same spot because it was highly recommended by the guidebook. Meanwhile you don’t see any locals and all the prices are raised because tourists frequent the spot. Get off the beaten path, not just in Thailand, but anywhere you go.
Some great pics and video on the running of the bulls. The article gives the historical significance of the festival. Oh, you thought it was just men and women running for the lives every year and that was it? Nope there is actually some meaning behind all of it. This year someone was gored and killed, but that didn’t stop people from running in front of and behind ‘Los Toros’ the next day.
USAirways went above and beyond to recover the personal items lost in the Hudson. But some are saying what is more important is the psychological and emotional trauma of the flight. I’m going to stick up for the airlines now: When does their responsibility end to the passenger, especially when the accident was not caused by anything USAirways did or did not do?
Another contest, this time submit your photo and you can be selected to go on a cruise to Antarctica.
I love these articles on being cheap in the big cities. I have links for New York, Tokyo and London. If you know of any good guides on specific cities, let me know and I’ll post with an acknowledgment of you.
The news reporters who have on combat helmet and body armor in a war zone for a living would probably have some great ideas on travel.