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Iran – A Photo Essay

This photo essay on Iran is beautiful, both artistically and humanistically.  Take 5 minutes and treat yourself to a virtual vacation in a land that promises to emerge from its Dark Age very soon. Photo Album – Imgur.

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Stockton, California

In the February 2, 2011 issue of Forbes, the magazine gave Stockton the dubious distinction of being the “most miserable” US city, largely as a result of the steep drop in home values. Central Connecticut State University surveys from 2005 and 2006 ranked the city as the least literate of all U.S. cities with a […]

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“Clever Travel Hacks”

6. Lip balm serves double duty as cuticle moisturizer If anyone I travel with packs or is worried about not having packed cuticle cream, I think I’d ditch them at the first train station we hit. via 14 Clever Travel Hacks To Make Your Trip Awesome.

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Sub City Paris

This reduced me to a quivering jelly of anthropomorphized nostalgia, and I don’t even take the Metro when I’m in Paris. Beautiful. Happy Bastille Day. The Unexpected Beauty of a Suspended Moment in 'Sub City Paris' – Video – The Atlantic.

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Never get lost in a city again

Paris and Rome notwithstanding, I normally can’t navigate my way around even my own city.  These tips will probably help anyone who isn’t me, though. Happy trails! From earliest times, religious buildings and sacred sites have been laid out to give clues as to direction. Christian churches are normally aligned west-east, with the main altar […]

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Portland Free Walking Tours

Showing some linkage love for an old StumblePal, Lex, who was one of the more interesting and knowledgeable Stumblers from my friends list, and that’s saying something.  As a devotee of travel, walking, and hanging out with cool people who know lots of neat stuff, I’m kinda wanting to go to Portland, now! Let’s go […]

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Ten things to do before your next road trip | A handy and helpful list of to-dos for prospective road-trippers. While it seems like common sense, there are many people who – to their detriment – neglect to sweat the small stuff.

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Gary Arndt: 20 Things Ive Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years 2) The media lies. If you only learned about other countries from the news, you’d think the world was a horrible place. The media will always sensationalize and simplify a story. I was in East Timor when the assassination attempts on President José Ramos-Horta, and Prime Minister Xanana Guséo in 2008. The stories in […]

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A whirlwind tour of Paris cultural hotspots – This article offers a few decent suggestions, but seems to misunderstand the location of the Left Bank (it’s the area South of the Seine, not the Southernmost bank of the North) and misidentifies the Pont du Carrousel as the Pont Neuf. One imagines they would’ve enjoyed their Paris vacation all the more if they’d […]

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WHERE’S COOL? – Budget travel reviews of indie and authentic bars, restaurants, neighborhoods, hostels, hotels, coffee shops, record shops and more. Travel recommendations submitted by hipsters. As you’d guess from the title, a tag cloud would show the word “cool” as the most-used term on this site. The reviews are even shallower than that warning indicates. Useful if only so I know where not to go.

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