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5 Things You Don't Understand About Working on Cruise Ships (Unless You've Worked on One)

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you've ever watched (reruns of) The Love Boat, then you know that working on a cruise ship is about the best job ever. But what's it really like to work aboard a cruise ship? Do they put in crazy hours? Hit on passengers? We asked three cruise industry veterans for the dirty details about real life on the high seas.

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by a long ways.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Atlanta

Viator | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel
Viator

The ATL. A-town. Hotlanta. Whatever you want to call it, Atlanta is known for many things: its diverse musical heritage, its Southern hospitality; its sports teams and 'the world's busiest passenger airport.' Here's what you may not know about Atlanta.

You Won't Believe These Hotels' Histories

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

They're not just a pretty face -- many of the world's top 100 luxury hotels and resorts also boast fascinating and sometimes strange histories. Here are some of our favorites.

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.

10 Geeky Facts From Around The Globe

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel

All-surprising stats and fantastical facts, our info nerds’ world tour will have you pointing out the planet’s most unknown ‘did you knows?’ ...

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.

10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places

Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel

For some people trivia isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Stat junkies and info nerds alike spend hours finding new minute details about places ar...