Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

5 great European cities for Christmas markets – CNN.com

5 great European cities for Christmas markets By Sarah Chandler, Lonely Planet updated 4:51 PM EST, Fri December 2, 2011 via cnn.com I wish North America would get into the whole Christmas market spirit.

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10 of the Middle East’s greatest ancient wonders – CNN.com

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — This month, CNN’s Inside the Middle East explores some of the Middle East’s archeological treasures. Steeped in history, the Middle East has more than its fair share of ancient treasures and UNESCO World … Continue reading

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Impossible destinations: Amelia Earhart’s final destination – Lonely Planet blog

It’s interesting that Amelia Earhart’s final destination – or intended one – is virtually impossible to visit seven decades later. In 1937, the aviator was bound for Howland Island on the second-to-last leg of her landmark global flight. She never … Continue reading

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6 Graceful Strategies for Dealing With an Annoying Seatmate | Travel Deals, Travel Tips, Vacation Ideas | Budget Travel

You’ve got a fresh copy of the new John Grisham novel, an issue of Budget Travel, and a plum spot—exit row, aisle seat—for your six-hour flight to California. Best of all, you’ve just shut off your cell phone and are … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Hobbit-forming ways – USATODAY.com

The movie people came calling again recently, seeking to reprise the farm’s role as the Shire in two upcoming Hobbit movies (set for release in 2012 and 2013). Filming has wrapped at the site, and visitors are once again being … Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe How Japan Is Spending Extra Fukushima Relief Money

Of the $230 billion in government funds allocated to rebuilding Japan post-tsunami, $29 million is going toward the country’s annual whale hunt, an official from the nation’s Fisheries Agency told the AP.  The yearly whale expeditions that take place in … Continue reading

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