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Review of Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge

I stayed at the Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge for one night in early June 2014. I originally booked the Ibis Budget Edinburgh Park priced at £35 a night on an unrestricted rate (which could be cancelled without penalty up until 2pm on the day of arrival). Show More Summary

The Grave of Miss Baker in Hunstville , Alabama

America began tossing monkeys at the stars in 1948, but it was not until the launch of the loving squirrel monkey known as "Miss Baker" in 1959 that they were able to recover one alive. The American space program had previously succeeded in recovering fruit flies after sub-orbital space flight, but the higher primates quickly became a problem. Show More Summary

San Giorgio in Alga in Venice, Italy

The island of San Giorgio in Alga (awesomely translated as, "Saint George in the seaweed") has lived a number of lives since humans began building on its tiny, confined shores ranging from being a hotbed of monastic reform to a base of operations for Nazi frogmen, but is now just an abandoned isle dotted by crumbling buildings. Show More Summary

The Ossuary of Bicocca in Novara, Italy

In 1849 the (now) Italian city of Novara was the site of a battle against Austrian forces that left countless dead on both sides of the struggle. Now the ashes of soldiers from both sides are held in a stone pyramid guarded by a bronze a bird. Show More Summary

Wrights Hill Fortress in Wellington, New Zealand

Built in the early 1940's, the Wrights Hill Fortress is a circular artillery embankment that consists mostly of long underground tunnels which were actually used to create the sound of the dwarven mines of Middle Earth. Completed inShow More Summary

Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial in Enterprise, Utah

Still fresh from their exodus out of the Eastern United States, the Mormon settlers were not exactly welcoming to outsiders arriving in their newly founded Utah territory, and it was likely this irrational xenophobia that lead to the...Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Schoolhouses, Cruise Food, Dog Costumes

If you appreciate practical, locally designed buildings that convey a sense of history and place, don't miss Nate Schweber's "Small Wonders" in Historic Preservation magazine. It examines the role one-room schoolhouses played—and still play, in some cases—in rural Montana's far-flung towns. Show More Summary

Genius River Bridge in Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The waters surrounding the small Costa Rican island of Cocos are infested with sharks, bringing with them poachers looking to cleave off some fins to sell. Yet thanks to the thankless efforts of local rangers, many of the illegal shark...Show More Summary

Aokigahara Suicide Forest in Koshu, Japan

Called "the perfect place to die," the Aokigahara forest has the unfortunate distinction of the world's second most popular place to take one's life. (The first is the Golden Gate Bridge.) Since the 1950s, Japanese businessmen have wandered in, and at least 500 of them haven't wandered out, at an increasing rate of between 10 and 30 per year. Show More Summary

Atlanta: Photos: Inside the Reopened Delta Flight Museum at Atlanta Airport

3 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Above: the Delta DC-3 2014 has been a huge, huuuuuge year for airline anniversaries, and at the top of the list is Delta's 85th Anniversary of passenger service, which they celebrated with a reopening of their aviation museum at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Show More Summary

Hotelied Promises Deals for Frequent Flying 'Influencers,' But Numbers Don't Add Up

4 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

So there's this new thing called Hotelied. Underneath the lovely retro-chic logo and glossy images of designer hotels, the service purports to connect socially influential travelers with deals on some of the world's most stylish hotels (slogan: "It pays to be you"). Show More Summary

Explorer of the Seas bringing deals to Port Canaveral

As if cruise lovers not living in Florida did not have enough reasons to despise central Floridians; the arrival of the Explorer of the Seas to Port Canaveral in a couple of weeks will add to the list. Starting November 15th, 3 Royal Caribbean ships will call Port Canaveral home.  The Enchantment of the Seas [3 -4 nt Bahamas […]

American Adds Second Daily Los Angeles To London Flight

As a general rule of thumb, the tougher upgrades are on a route, the higher yield the route is. It's not a science, but generally it's true. And when it comes to American Airlines, there's no denying that Los Angeles to London Heathrow...Show More Summary

Review: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.. and Great Elite Recognition!

You’ll Also Want to Be Sure to Read: American Airlines Flagship Lounge, New York JFK American Airlines First Class, New York JFK – Buenos Aires The Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is a great city hotel, set in an upscale neighbor apart from the hustle and bustle of the city and just a few blocks from […] The post Review: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.. Show More Summary

Balanced Audio Technologies Debuts VK-3000SE Integrated Amplifier

6 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) has announced the release of its new VK-3000SE integrated amplifier ($7,995). It features a minimalist aesthetic and the Delaware manufacturer’s signature sound, and it pairs nicely with a variety of sources. Show More Summary

Las Vegas airport's longest runway to get $67M overhaul

The project will force the airport to close the 14,505-foot east-west runway until May.        

Bear Gulch talus caves of Pinnacles National Park California

Bats are one of the main icons for Halloween imagery. I know a place not too far from Monterey, California known for its bats. They are a species named Townsend’s big-eared bats. These bats breed in talus caves of Pinnacles National Park. Show More Summary

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

When I was in China this year, I found that ? a little frustratingly – I was only intermittently able to access the likes of Facebook and Twitter from the hotel where I was staying. It was a flying visit but, had I been a little more...Show More Summary

From Jaunted + VegasChatter: WiFi In The Sky Flies High While Uber Will Ride Or Die For Vegas

8 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City. Show More Summary

Now We're Talking: Marriott to Give Free WiFi to All Marriott Rewards Members Next Year

9 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The reason we were all "meh" about Marriott Hotels' wireless phone chargers a few weeks ago was simply because Marriott is still charging for WiFi up in the guest rooms. But it looks like they've had a change of heart because... Marriott...Show More Summary

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