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The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

An Undying Bicycle Tradition

Mimo Khair | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

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Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

The People of Shanghai's Old Alleys

Mimo Khair | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

Behind the glitz of modern Shanghai, is an old alley life soaked with tradition and color. There, in those narrow lanes, below masses of tangled elect...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Surprising Travel Treats in London and Shanghai

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

Now a lot of people wouldn't associate China with luxury travel or London with good restaurants, but I've found that these old stereotypes are changing. Discovering them with good company can take the edge off tiring business meetings.

5 Detained Over Rotten Meat Scandal

Reuters | Brenda Goh and Paul Carsten | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

SHANGHAI/LANGFANG, China, July 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based sup...

Fly the Friendly Skies - United Earned My Business

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Steve Nelson

Airline travel gets a pretty bad rap these days, but one must give credit where credit is due. And United Airlines has earned my deepest gratitude.

Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make It Succeed

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.

Gerald Nicosia's 'Night Train to Shanghai'

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

Gerald Nicosia is probably better known for his non-fiction, but he also is a real poet, very much in the San Francisco tradition of Ferlinghetti, Patchen, Rexroth and Ginsberg -- except those guys are now mostly gone.

1,000 Chinese Police Start Carrying Firearms

AP | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide ...

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. There's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. These awesome and magnificent images from China sure prove that.

Jeb Bush: Willing to Dismantle Education for a Higher Test Score

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

What a sobering realization to think that presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has no qualms about pushing America down this despairing path. Common Core and all of its reform tentacles need to die.

Around The World In 12 Days--One Suitcase, 4 Climates And Four Currencies

April Rudin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
April Rudin

The first step to helping your business grow overseas is expanding your own global knowledge via traveling. If you haven't already, it's time to get a passport and book that overseas trip.

Shanghai's Disappearing Doorways

Tom_Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Tom_Carter

Once characterized by their quaint doorways of warped timber, stone thresholds, hand-made mailboxes and green address plates, the old communities of this city are swiftly being replaced by towering, gated apartments and their unreceptive, reinforced-steel security doors.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Myanmar's Lady vs. The Dragon

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Speculation remains high in Myanmar as to if and when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to China, which was one of the strongest supporters of the previous military government and remains highly influential in the country's affairs.

15 Amazing Photos Of Daily Life Around the World

minube | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
minube

For many travelers exploring the far reaches of our planet, it's tempting to focus exclusively on the sights, museums, beaches, and bars while overlooking the very thing that breathes life into these amazing places: the people.

Shanghai Chic: Where a Woman's Style Starts With Her Shoes

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2014 | Style
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I thought I was traveling to China to explore the mysteries of China's storied past: the big dynasties with their poetic one-syllable names. But what really caught my attention was China's storied present: the skyscrapers of Shanghai, the traffic jams and the fashionistas. Especially the fashionistas.

Smog Hits Extremely Hazardous Levels In Shanghai

AP | DIDI TANG and EUGENE HOSHIKO | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its ...

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Shanghai is notorious for its terrible air quality, but the smog in this Chinese metropolis just hit absurd levels. The government's air pollution mon...

PHOTOS: Entire City Of Shanghai Pretty Much Living In Massive Cloud Of Smog

AP | DIDI TANG and EUGENE HOSHIKO | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its ...

China's next educational Shanghai? The teacher perspective

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

Mr. Huang became principal of Qiao Tou Lian He school at the age of 25, not because he was specifically trained for the post, but because he had been ...

China's next educational Shanghai - the student perspective

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

The first thing I notice is that, in this neighbourhood of simple houses and farmlands, it is the school, not a shopping centre, that is the cleanest ...