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Stephen D. Winick

Titanic 100 Year Anniversary: How 20th Century American Folk Singers Sold The Sinking Ship

Stephen D. Winick | Posted April 15, 2012

A hundred years ago, when the R.M.S. Titanic sank, people didn't have TV or radio to bring the news into their homes. If you wanted the day's top stories delivered with the immediacy of a human voice, you did what your ancestors had done for centuries: you sought out your...

Helen Davey

Cracks in the Cover-Up

Helen Davey | Posted April 13, 2012

The recent very public emotional meltdown of a JetBlue pilot -- just weeks after an American Airlines flight attendant broke down in front of passengers waiting for take-off -- has many people wondering about the psychological health of pilots and flight attendants. What is going on with the employees...

Vivian Swift

A Hand-Drawn Guide To France (IMAGES)

Vivian Swift | Posted April 13, 2012

If you have a thing for France, you're not alone. The whole world has a thing for France. Proof: it's the number one tourist attraction on planet Earth, with up to 70 million people a year invading its picturesque city streets and charming country villages.

I am one of...

William D. Chalmers

Annual Around The World Travel Adventure Competition Set To Begin

William D. Chalmers | Posted April 13, 2012

For the first time in human history 1 billion tourists travel the world -- that's one in seven of us! From 25 million just 60 years ago to 1 billion: Clearly the globalized world is being realized by those that travel.

So how to explain The Global Scavenger...

Elevate Destinations

What Is Travel Philanthropy?

Elevate Destinations | Posted April 13, 2012

In an age of increasing awareness of world issues and global needs, there has been a recent surge in travel philanthropy or, more simply put, using travel as a means to give back. The problem many people face when it comes to this, however, is that it can seem overwhelming....

Elizabeth Thorp

36 Hours in Paris Avec Enfants: 5 Things to Do And See (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted April 13, 2012

Our brood of three young girls and two tired parents recently had a whirlwind 36 hours in Paris before heading southwest to the Dordogne region.

Our girls ages 9, 7 and 4 had never been to Paris. With only 36 hours, short attention spans and sleep deprivation we were seeking...

Leora Novick

A Gentle Arrival In New Delhi

Leora Novick | Posted April 13, 2012

The wing tip creates a brilliant contrast as the bright crimson colors of the Union Jack bob gently through the clouds. Then, in an instant, the white barriers are gone and we are descending rapidly towards the sprawling city of New Delhi.

I prepared myself for what has been referred...

BJ R. Siasoco

Visiting Santiago's Parque Por La Paz

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted April 13, 2012

For a trip off the regular tourist path in Chile, consider visiting Parque Por La Paz in Santiago. This park is built on the site of Villa Grimaldi, a former Pinochet era interrogation site and one of the most moving parts of any visit to this capital city.


Rick Steves

Portugal Weathers Economic Troubles With Style

Rick Steves | Posted April 13, 2012

On my last visit to Lisbon, people were scampering to finish projects funded by the European Union. There was scaffolding everywhere and the buzz was: "This is the end of the easy money. Use it or lose it!"

I should have known then, but there's no free lunch -- even...

Dr. Irene S. Levine

A Peruvian Kitchen Offers A Window On A Nation (PHOTOS)

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted April 13, 2012

A lesson in the history and culture of Peru through its foods

We are sitting in the dining room of a spacious, sunlit, modern apartment located only a few hundred steps from a high cliff overlooking the Pacific. Gazing through the floor-to-ceiling windows at palm trees and waves meeting the...


10 Quirky Games From Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

Cheapflights | Posted April 13, 2012

All eyes are currently on the athletes that will head to London this summer for the XXX Olympiad. We are waiting with utter anticipation for the world's best competitors to take the stage and, to bide our time, the team at has identified a few no-frills, high-adrenaline...