Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

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Travelling First Class.

September 25, 2006

Upgrade: Travel Better.

Living the first class life — at coach prices

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Upgrade: Travel Betteris written by Mark Ashley, a Chicago-based frequent traveler who lives by the blog’s motto of “Living the first class life, at coach prices.”
The site provides news, travel tips, and commentary on happenings and trends in the travel industry for the traveler looking to maximize comfort, style, and convenience, while getting a great deal. It is not a travelogue or traditional travel writing per se. The blog focuses primarily on the mechanics of travel, seen from a consumer’s point of view.

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Arounder, Great site for Virtual visits or travelling

September 19, 2006

Arounder.

http://www.arounder.com/

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Arounder sends a team of photographers to each ‘Arounder city’ and, in cooperation with the local, regional or national tourism offices, obtains access to photograph some of the world’s most famous attractions, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ in Milan, Cologne’s imposing Dome Cathedral, Parma’s stunning 12Th century baptistery, and Rome’s Vatican cathedrals, to name just a few examples. Arounder also brings you some of the more offbeat treasures of the world; from architectural delights such as Mario Botta’s Santa Maria degli Angeli Church in Switzerland and archeological gems like the Sanctuary of Apollo in Cyprus to macabre marvels like Casanova’s cell in Venice’s infamous Piombi Prison.

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Great Travel guides are always good to have.

September 15, 2006

Fodor's Travel Guides

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Founder Eugene Fodor pioneered the concept of the modern guidebook in 1936, when he created a new travel guide that travelers found more inspiring than the existing collections of facts and figures other guidebooks offered. He wrote On the Continent–The Entertaining Travel Annual, a guide to Europe which made three important innovations: it went beyond reporting on the sights and for the first time included information about Europe’s culture and people. Second, Fodor included practical information for the modern traveler, such as what size tip to leave at a Viennese café. Third, On the Continent was an annual guide, so that Fodor’s readers would have the most current information.

Today, the drive to innovate remains as fundamental to Fodor’s as the passion for excellence. We seek to hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else. Our worldwide team of over 700 travel writers bring you the latest, most accurate coverage, and like trusted companions, reveal local treasures and everything you need to know before you hit the ground. Both online and in print, Fodor’s readers can count on engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.

Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor’s guidebooks are written for a variety of travelers who have one thing in common–they are seeking the best travel options available within their budget, including the best places to stay, eat, shop, and see. A complete list of Fodor’s travel guides can be found at www.fodors.com, along with up-to-the minute trip planning information, bargains, and advice from the most knowledgeable travel community on the web.