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Nicole Glass

Cruise Ships Financially Exploit Onshore Stores

Nicole Glass | Posted May 21, 2012

A flock of three thousand tourists spill out of a cruise ship, dispersing into Belize City, following a map given to them by the industry that owns the port, the shops, and the economy. The passengers are on a mission -- a mission to find the largest diamond, a cheap...

Richard Wiese

Born To Explore: A Really Stupid Way To Die (PHOTOS)

Richard Wiese | Posted May 21, 2012

It was hearing Rob Hall's final words that started me thinking about it. Rob, you may remember, was one of the guides of the ill-fated 1996 Everest expedition that claimed eight lives, including his. Just before he succumbed to hypothermia on the South Summit, Rob phoned his home in New...

Andrea R. Vaucher

Rancho Pescadero: An Antidote To Cabo On The Road To Todos Santos

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted May 21, 2012

There used to be a hotel in Cabo San Lucas called Twin Dolphin, which was the kind of place you visited once and quickly became a devotee. It was built in 1977 by David Halliburton, Sr., who first discovered the area in 1938 when his family's 160-ft. yacht broke down...

Five Reasons To Visit Peru That Aren't Machu Picchu (PHOTOS) | Posted May 21, 2012

Peru has its fair share of awe-inspiring sights, but most visitors skip right over them and head for the grand finale, Machu Picchu. And though the ancient city is certainly worthy of your time, there is much more to this vast country than a litter-ridden Inca Trail. Dine...

Doug Lansky

The New Major Players In The Short-Term Peer-To-Peer Property Rental Game

Doug Lansky | Posted May 21, 2012

There's a new kid on the vacation rental block. Well, a new aggregator. has created a mashup that allows users to check out the biggest stash of peer-to-peer rentals in one fell search.

If all goes well for this young company, it may even change the search...

Diya Luke

A Minor Diversion: Traveling In Greece During The Crisis

Diya Luke | Posted May 21, 2012

On May 15, politicians in Greece announced that they failed to reach the compromise needed to form a government. Greece will go back to the polls in June, perhaps finding a resolution to its inconclusive May 5 elections. Lower livings standards, high unemployment, hefty taxes and general desperation continue to...

Rick Steves

Italy's Most Appreciated Breast (VIDEO)

Rick Steves | Posted May 21, 2012

Locals in Verona seem astounded by the number of people who come to their town to visit Juliet. Each year, about 1,600 Japanese tour groups break their Venice-Milan ride for an hour-long stop in Verona just to visit this courtyard, with its famous balcony. All day long, a steady stream...

Tyler Wetherall

Our Girl in Havana: A Bohemian Chic Eatery In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted May 21, 2012

You don't come to Cuba for the food. Well, you never used to come to Cuba for the food.

Strict rationing, food shortages and far more serious issues on the collective plate for the last fifty years than fine dining led to the slow demise of culinary culture, and...


Explore America: Inside Ohio's Beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CarsTravelFood | Posted May 22, 2012

Memorial Day is upon us, which means that road trip season has arrived. AAA estimates that some 30.7 million people will drive to American destinations this year. A lot of these road warriors will end up driving through Ohio, a near inevitability for west-bound east coasters, and the smart ones...

Elizabeth Thorp

5 Reasons Turks And Caicos Is The Perfect Place For A Best Beach Vacation (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted May 21, 2012

The Turks and Caicos consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola. Boasting...

Christopher Elliott

What Gives Them The Right To Frisk Henry Kissinger?

Christopher Elliott | Posted May 21, 2012

No one should have been surprised when Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger issued a statement praising the the Transportation Security Administration for its professionalism after he got a pat-down last week in New York.

What was he supposed to do, call the...

Kip Patrick

Forgetting Grandma

Kip Patrick | Posted May 22, 2012

It was my first backpacking trip abroad, a one-year trek through Central and South America, and I did a very bad thing. For the first six weeks I was away, I didn't call or write my grandma. Not once.

It's worth mentioning I grew up in the deep South,...