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La Chureca in Managua, Nicaragua

Located in Nicaragua, the municipal landfill known as La Chureca (slang for "city dump") is a massive open dumpster that has attracted a community of extremely impoverished citizens who came to the land to make a living and simply never left. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Bar Harbor

Perhaps best known and most often visited because of its proximity to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a charming New England fishing village in the Down East region of Maine. Initially popularized by the Rockefellers, who vacationed...Show More Summary

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park in Portland, Dorset

This abandoned Dorset quarry has been brought back to life with a series of artworks that have been etched right into the remaining stone, creating an enchanting labyrinth of stone carvings. As one of around 80 quarries in the area of...Show More Summary

Submerged Great Wall of China in Panjiakou Reservoir, China

Accessible only with scuba gear, there is a section of the Great Wall that lies underwater after the area was purposefully flooded to create a source of drinking water. In 1977, the Chinese government flooded the valley to create the Panjiakou Reservoir. Show More Summary

Umbrella Cover Museum in Peaks Island , Maine

The work of a single Maine musician, the Umbrella Cover Museum is a small but whimsical collection that revels in the things that most people take for granted, such as the humble umbrella cover. The little museum was born in 1996 when oddly named Maine resident Nancy 3. Show More Summary

Wreck of the Ten Sail in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

At the East End of Grand Cayman, far from the island's cruise ship terminal and financial centers, a simple memorial commemorates a maritime disaster that gave rise to a legend about the island's tax free status. On the evening of February...Show More Summary

Over at HotelChatter and VegasChatter, It's All About the SLS

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile. VegasChatter: ·...Show More Summary

China Southern Rebrands Domestic First Class

China Southern is making a change to how they categorize their forward cabin on domestic flights. This is more interesting in theory than anything else, because there aren't any major implications in this case. Via Business Traveller: "China...Show More Summary

[From Our Partners] A Reinvented New York City Luxury Hotel

With a nod to its illustrious past, The New York Palace has taken an ambitious leap into the future. The Palace – a legendary New York City luxury hotel – underwent a thorough transformation from a historic Madison Avenue gem to a Midtown’s...Show More Summary

The Secret Rules of the Club Carlson Program That Only Hotels Know

A couple of weeks ago I revealed a bunch of Holiday Inn Express secrets – the things they tell their hotel owners, and what those hotels are required to do for guests and for the chain. Simon L. points out to me that a similar document is available for Club Carlson as well (.pdf). Show More Summary

Why Hyperlapse from Instagram is Such a Runaway Hit for Mobile Travel Photography

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Have you posted a Hyperlapse yet? Hyperlapse from Instagram, a free video app released yesterday to the iTunes app store, is enjoying runaway success, with more than 40,000 Instagrams bearing the #hyperlapse hashtag in just the first 24 hours. Show More Summary

Name that airport ... (Amsterdam)

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.        

Travel to Lazio, Italy – Episode 427 Transcript

transcript of Travel to Lazio, Italy – Episode 427 subscribe: rss feed | iTunes | stitcher | Live365 Chris Christensen: “Amateur Traveler” episode 427. Today the “Amateur Traveler” talks about beach side […] The post Travel to Lazio, Italy – Episode 427 Transcript appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.

Bennesse ArtSite Naoshima in Naoshima, Japan

From the moment you get off the Ferry on Naoshima Island, you are likely to surprised by art. Some are part of the original impulse of the Bennesse gift, others have been inspired to join in the treasure making. Since creations haveShow More Summary

Changes To Star Alliance First Class To Sydney

Australia can be a rather difficult destination to get to using Star Alliance miles, in particular in first class. Finding nonstop award availability between the US and Australia/New Zealand is difficult, given that United releases very little saver premium cabin award space. Show More Summary

Tour One of 2014's Hottest Destinations by Gulet On an 8-Day Journey Through Turkey

Since BBC documentary filmmaker Peter Sommer trekked 2,000 miles through Turkey in 1994, he has put together a number of inspiring tours led by archaeological experts. Come August 30, 2014, his travel company RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Starwood Tap into Luxury Game for 250,000 points

When the Starwood Tap into Luxury Game spin told me I had landed on the Westin Verasa Napa, I thought, NOT NAPA, they have already had too many objects landing on them there this week. Through September 30, 2014, the Starwood Tap Into...Show More Summary

What's Happening On VegasChatter and Jaunted: Jackpots and Jerks

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

Crazy for Croatia: Five Musts

Not to knock Dubrovnik, with its marble streets, 16th-century city walls, sparkling red roof tiles, and primo location—it more than earns its moniker of “Pearl of the Adriatic,” not to mention its UNESCO World Heritage status. But if you cross Croatia off your list after you’ve seen Dubrovnik, you’re missing out on a lot. Here…

No Man's Land Historical Museum in Goodwell, Oklahoma

How can one not walk into a building with No Man's Land Historical Museum carved in stone above the door? And when you enter, you will enter a kind of time capsule, with its own rhythms, expressed with care. Founded in the 1930's, this is not a modern high tech historical museum with digital recreations. Show More Summary

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