Europe’s Passenger Bill of Rights: Do you know YOUR rights?

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In recent years—thanks partly to the widespread adoption of pocket technologies, social media networks and a shrinking global community—passengers have gained stronger voices and sharper swords with which to defend themselves in cases of travel injustice. In Europe, Regulation 261/2004 (colloquially known as the Passenger Bill of Rights) took effect on February 18, 2005. It […]

Travel Video of the Week: Watchtower of Turkey

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Skift.com calls this video one of the best travel videos they’ve ever seen. The fast-moving tourism video was directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri, who traveled over 2,100 miles (3,500 km) through Turkey in 20 days, “capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia…passing by a great variation of […]

Win a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s “The Happiness of Pursuit”—and my quest for Svalbard

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Entry deadline extended until Wed, October 15! Chris Guillebeau is a big name in travel. He’s still on the move after time in every country in the world (or at least the 193 that he counts), blogging, speaking and tweeting along the way, and his “non-conformist” approach to travel has won him a considerable following among travelers of all shades. […]

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Vienna’s Ringstrasse

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Vienna is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe…in the world, even. I recently visited Vienna on a Viking River Cruise, stopping to visit some of the most famed Christmas markets in the world. And they didn’t disappoint. Vienna knows how to do Christmas in style and anyone who goes will […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Heathrow Layover Made Easier

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Heathrow Layover Made Easier Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Richard R., who built on my post about how to spend a layover at London Heathrow with this insightful comment: “Just a short note—for getting to hotels around Heathrow, most people take the […]

Long layover at Heathrow? Here’s how to kill the time

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Last month, my wife and I got invited to Southeast Asia thanks to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and British Airways. We had a dream trip and for those living on the east coast, British Airways is a fantastic way to fly to Asia—especially if you break up your journey like we did: by stopping […]

Travel Video of the Week: Surprise Icelandair Stopover

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One way to save when flying to Europe is to go via Reykjavik on Icelandair. Hopefully, after the video above more people will start taking advantage of their free stopovers. This “surprise stopover” commercial was really well done—which is exactly why it’s going viral.

My Weekend a Napoli

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The trending opinion from Italy is that the only attractions my beloved Naples has to offer her visitors are crime and graffiti. My mission is to correct that myopic notion. In a city that dates back to the 2nd millennium BC—and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO—Napoli demands to be viewed from a wide-angle […]