From the monthly archives:

January 2008

Didn’t register in time to send a paper ballot to your state’s Super Tuesday primary? Take heart — January 31 is the final day to register for online voting in the Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad. (It will still be possible to vote by mail or fax or even in person — [...]


A recent comment to an older post on RyanAir’s online check-in policies has me mulling over the obvious benefits of carrying on vs. checking luggage when you travel. There are times when nothing but checked luggage will do (which I promise to cover in another post), but even if you’re a tried and [...]


Welcome to the second Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
A meagre turnout of quality posts this week means I’ve only got two articles to share on [...]

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I know it seems like we just got back (here too, here too), but the blog’s off again . . . this time to Sweden, land of the suitcase-thieving dwarves?  Just another reason to keep your suitcase locked anytime it’s out of your hands.  Thanks to Courtney for the tip!  Back Wednesday.


Thanks to the wonder that is Facebook, I discovered I have a friend competing in this year’s Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships. The competition provides teams of four snow artists with large blocks of packed artificial snow; they then have five days to carve their masterpieces, using only hand tools. While the competition ends [...]


A quick post between travels and loads of laundry . . . Expect budget reports on Venice and Malta next week.
If you’ve linked over to the blog from BlogHer or Vagabondish, welcome! On the BlogHer page, you may also have read the post by Barbara at Hole in the Donut about Traveling Safely which [...]


Welcome to the second Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Asia, Oz. Here you’ll find Asian, Australian, New Zealand and Oceania travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from Meredith Missroon (via Marilyn Terrell) at Intelligent Travel. “Our blog started a feature called Global Eye, where [...]


On the Road Again

January 16, 2008

in Food, Travel

I’m off to Venice and Malta for the next week. I’ll try to get back online to post Saturday’s carnival. Otherwise, expect little posting till I return. I challenge you to list your favorite gelato flavor; I’ll try every one that gets posted in the comments!
Arrivederci e a dopo! Sahha u [...]


Frikoo is a brand-new blog with only one post to-date, but oh how the traveler and the geek in me love 18 Stunning Bridges from Around the World. I’ve seen 1/6 of their list. Can you do better?
What other marvels of human engineering are worth a trip themselves? Leave your ideas in [...]


A recent reader question spawned a piece of advice which I believe is valuable to every traveler’s sanity: don’t plan to visit any city you won’t stay for at least three days. This is not a hard and fast rule, but should be a guiding principle when charting out your travels. Wondering [...]