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Stay Here, I'm Getting You Out, or Away With Dusty

Timothy Braun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Style
Timothy Braun

Five years ago I looked into a shelter cage and said, "Stay here, I'm getting you out," to my dog, Dusty-Danger. I had no intention of getting a dog, but was enamored by his one blue, one brown eye and his charm.

13 Ways Africa Is Changing

Stephen Ellis | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Stephen Ellis

In the USA and Europe, people are having difficulty grasping Africa's new dynamism. It doesn't fit with standard images of a continent of war and misery. The intelligent procedure, of course, should be to rethink our mental map, not to turn away from the reality.

11 Weirdest Facts From Around The World

John Oldale | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
John Oldale

Not a lot of people know how to turn back a Syrian war elephant in full implacable charge. Nor is it common knowledge that Liechtensteinian dentures used to glow in the dark. Yet there are some (well, me, mainly) who believe that such facts are eminently deserving of a more thorough airing.

1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Your Most Desired Vacation Destination

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

Thousands of travel fans voted on our "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" bracket and we've reached the end of our challenge. With hundreds of commen...

1000 Places To See Before You Die: Vote On The Ultimate Destination

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 12/1: The polls are officially closed and we have reached a winner. Click to see your most desired vacation destination! In the travelers an...

1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Round Three

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

We've reached the penultimate round of our "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" ultimate places to see challenge. Through two initial rounds you voted...

13 Quick Airplane Reads

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

If you're anything like the rest of the country, you'll be spending Thanksgiving in your hometown, happily surrounded by family and food. The only thi...

1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Round Two

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

The people (you) have spoken. You voted, commented and tweeted to let us know your top must-see places throughout the whole world. There were a handfu...

VOTE: The Ultimate Place To See Before You Die

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.18.2011 | Travel

The perennial guide to iconic travel destinations, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die," is back with a brand-new edition. To celebrate the myriad of ...

Kindness Arrives in Sin City

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The highlight of the day was taking a soon to be married couple to their wedding. It was a special moment to have these two lovely and infectiously smiling people in the cab.

Smile Chicago, You're In The Kindness Cab.

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I was off to pick up a Panamanian family visiting Chicago for the first time. I drove them to the famous navy pier and had a rip roaring time.

The Kindness Cab: Hoosier Style!

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Both girls loved their ice creams and their mother was thrilled that the Kindness Cab had battled through traffic to keep its promise of brightening a child's day.

The Kindness Cab Stops (And Starts Again) In The Capital

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

My next few rides included a chap who used to work in the White House and gave it all up for a life of adventure, a hedge fund manager, a pharmacy student and, my favorite, a Bolivian soccer journalist.

Being A New York Cabbie For a Day

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.27.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

It seems that getting a freebie really does make you happy.

The Kindness Cab is Coming to Town

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Starting at Times Square, I will be travelling across America in a vintage London cab winding my way ultimately to the Hollywood sign. Along the route I will be picking up anyone who wants a free cab ride.

Life advice from an English chap...

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves."  Author Unknown When you are feeling down, what do y...

Mongol Rally: End of the road is the start of something good

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neithe...

Finding My Way, Inspired By A Photograph

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I often find that too many of us plod through our lives failing to fully grasp the greatness we possess. Photographer John Millios is not one of those people.

Find Your Inner Silliness...

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."  ~Tom Stoppard> I have had enough. I have had enough of people telling me I shou...

Mongol Rally, Day 8: The End of the Road, Our Car and Nearly Me

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The driver was speeding down a one-way street the wrong way. Our little Nissan Micra didn't stand a chance.

Mongol Rally, Day 7: Illness Be Damned, We're Off to the Ukraine

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

We had to be in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, in less than three days. That was about 1,400 miles from my sick bed in Croatia.

Mongol Rally, Day 5: Three Countries Per Day, Too Many Miles Per Hour

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

My country count is at nine, not too shabby only five days into the rally.

Mongol Rally, Day 6: Burger Debacle Stops Me Cold

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I'm nauseated, depressed and upset with life. The culprit: a Slovakian streetside hamburger

Mongol Rally, Day 4: Will Visa Woes Mean the End of the Road?

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.26.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I'm having a bout of anxiety, and here's why: The Uzbek Embassy was late in processing the visa of my trusted friend and cameraman, Steven Priovolos, so he was forced to travel across Europe on his Greek travel documents because his passport is at the Uzbek Embassy.

Mongol Rally, Day 3: Getting to the Czech Point

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.26.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The costumes.  The madness.  The drinking.  It's all happening down there. People enjoying a moment of glory.