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In Search Of Spring Breaknew

Spring break on the Gulf Coast ain't the party it used to be.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  03-28-2012  |  Travel

What Happens in Vegasnew

A look back at the advertising magic of "What Happens Here, Stays Here."
Las Vegas Weekly  |  John Katsilometes  |  09-29-2011  |  Media

Hooray for Havana!new

Faded, crumbling and 60 years after la Revolución, Cuba’s once-notorious and time-frozen capital can still show a visitor a good time. The Mirror flies south for five days of local attractions, rum, dancing, male prostitution and “Chan Chan.”
Montreal Mirror  |  Roxane Hudon  |  08-12-2011  |  International

Not Wasted in Margaritavillenew

Key West eventually became synonymous with Jimmy Buffett's music and lyrical themes. "I think it's all about escapism," says Margaritaville veteran Chris Hambrook. "When Jimmy first wrote 'Margaritaville' it was about a state of mind, not a particular place."
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  04-13-2011  |  Music

A Voyage To The Eastnew

A few days before President Obama gave his rousing speech on healthcare before Congress, my wife Boryana and I made a journey to the east, visiting relatives inside the Beltway and taking what might possibly be my last look at New York City.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  09-11-2009  |  Commentary

Finding Great Australian Wines Out in the Bushnew

I spent a few days last month in the main winemaking region of Western Australia, Margaret River, tasting a lot of its trademark Cab Sauvignon and Shiraz and Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blends. We got our palates on some more unexpected stuff, too.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Cathy Harding  |  09-09-2009  |  Food+Drink

Memoir 'Traveling with Pomegranates' Offers European Reflectionsnew

Pomegranates goes back 11 years, when Sue Monk Kidd was contemplating trying fiction for the first time. Ann Kidd Taylor had just graduated college, suffering from depression with no clear picture for her life.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jonathan Sanchez  |  09-09-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Killer Las Vegas iPhone Appnew

Vegas Mate kicks other Vegas travel guides' butts.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Richard Abowitz  |  09-04-2009  |  Tech

CouchSurfing International Offers Sofa Safe Havensnew is a networking forum that helps cushion the experience of finding places to stay for next to nothing. And Portland is one of the most active U.S. cities on the site, as members are drawn from all over the world to experience the friendly City of Roses.
Willamette Week  |  Caitlin McCarthy  |  08-05-2009  |  Travel

The Only Gay Bar in Laosnew

Khop Chai is Laos' only gay bar -- if you meet a gay man who has visited Laos, odds are he's frequented this bar.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Ken Cameron  |  06-04-2009  |  Travel

There's Nowhere in America Quite Like Detroit Right Nownew

The last few years have been really bad for Detroit. Odd as it may sound, this is why you should visit now. If and when money ever comes in, you can be sure much of its eerie beauty will be lost forever. Meanwhile, it's Beyond Thunderdome.
Chicago Reader  |  Jonathan Mahalak  |  05-18-2009  |  History

Hitchhiker's Guide to Wine: Georgia and Hungarynew

Sometimes hitchhikers have to stand in the rain for a while. Not every ride you catch takes you exactly where you wanted to go. But that's no reason to quit. Remember the hitchhiker's motto: travel to strange places, meet interesting wines, and drink them.
C-Ville Weekly  |  J. Tobias Beard  |  03-25-2009  |  Food+Drink

The Downlow on Getting to Machu Picchunew

If you follow these tips, you can be watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu within a month -- and still have enough money to come home and start paying off your student loans.
Eugene Weekly  |  Deanna Uutela  |  01-16-2009  |  Travel

North Carolina Musicians Celebrate the Other New Yearnew

Every year a crew of Western North Carolina-based musicians heads to Negril, Jamaica, for a week of community-building, service work and jamming. The unlikely occasion? Chinese New Year.
Mountain Xpress  |  Alli Marshall  |  12-31-2008  |  Travel

A Cautionary Tale About Airports and Holiday Horrorsnew

We have all heard the horror stories, but up until last year I can't say I really believed them. All that changed last Christmas, when the forces of the friendly skies conspired against me for three days straight, eventually breaking me.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Ethan Stewart  |  12-22-2008  |  Travel

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