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Sunday Travel Section: Off to Europe

We do love the annual “Europe travel” edition of the New York Times’ travel section, which appeared in yesterday’s paper. Here are a few highlights: Fall Travel: Cheap? No. Cheaper? Yes. Natch, we were into this article in the Practical Traveler series. It’s chock full of helpful budget travel tips (think south, flight strategies, consider » Read more

Our Latest Discovery: hidden europe

Our Latest Discovery: hidden europe

We just discovered hidden europe, a treasure of a publication devoted to out-of-the-way corners of Europe, cultural (and geographical) enclaves, and thoughtful, leisurely examinations of destinations. Hidden europe commenced publication in early 2005 and comes out six times a year. Quite frankly, we’re blown away. We love the publication’s very mission, its attention to detail, » Read more

Budget Travel’s Carbon Offset Digest

We just devoured the July/August issue of Budget Travel, noting happily Caitlin O’Neil’s story on carbon offset firms. O’Neil’s story points readers toward several different carbon offsetters, going so far as to profile four “recommended” outfits: Atmosfair.de, CarbonCounter.org, ClimateFriendly.com, and NativeEnergy.com. We liked O’Neil’s digest-like coverage of the issues surrounding carbon offsetting. She provides a » Read more

Sunday NY Times Travel Round-Up

Sunday NY Times Travel Round-Up

Oh, la, la… Yesterday saw the publication of the New York Times travel section‘s annual “Affordable Europe” edition. Our favorite pieces: Paris Chic, on the Cheap Elaine Siolino offers 12 suggestions for “romantic and inexpensive hotels in Paris.” Romantic, yes. Inexpensive? Well, we all have different definitions of “cheap.” Most of these are in the » Read more

This Just In: Budget Travel Online Relaunches Site

This Just In: Budget Travel Online Relaunches Site

Two thumbs up for our friends over at Budget Travel Online, on pulling the curtain back on their brand spankin’ new website. All we have to say is “YOWZA!” after seeing the new travel tools, eye-pleasing design and, natch, their new “This Just In” travel blog. It’s certainly an improvement over the old site, which, » Read more

Lonely Planet Gets Its Video On

  Lonely Planet today announced the launch of their new travel video community site, lonelyplanet.tv. The site features a combination of user-generated travel videos and original programming from Lonely Planet TV. We’re into the site’s clean interface and interested (if unsurprised) by the YouTube-inspired functionality that allows travelers to view, share, and rate posted videos. We like » Read more

NY Times Travel Section Round-Up

Yesterday’s New York Times travel section contained several pieces of particular interest, namely: A Cook’s Tour of Milan Mimi Sheraton’s front page feature examines Milan’s somewhat surprising culinary reputation. It ain’t just fashion and furniture, folks! (Caution: Contains mouth-watering photos of risotto, pears in wine, veal cotoletta, and more…) For Your Next Trip, Stock Up » Read more

Sunday NY Times Travel Round-Up

Sunday NY Times Travel Round-Up

Yesterday’s New York Times’ travel section had some tasty pieces, including: Madrid is the Spanish Major Dale Fuchs offers a “Siesta to Sunrise” itinerary to prove that Madrid has eclipsed Barcelona in the cool category. We’ll see you at 6 AM for some churros and hot chocolate. Also in Dale’s guide to Madrid: Eating and Drinking in » Read more

Guardian Unlimited’s Been There: Good Stuff

We’ve been enjoying the Guardian Unlimited’s Been There site-within-a-site. Been There is a series of reader-generated tips, suggestions, and travel guides. The site’s “tips we like” section is particularly interesting. Some “tips” are very simple descriptions that might have been ripped from Wikipedia, containing little in the way of insight. The tips we like are » Read more

New York Times Sunday Travel round-up

New York Times Sunday Travel round-up

Some interesting pieces from yesterday’s New York Times travel section: Paris: Making a Pilgrimage to the Catherals of Commerce Shopping arcades in Paris, dating from the 1830s and 40s, are making a comeback as chic shopping destinations. England Rocks, and a Map Now Proves It A free downloadable map to the graves of famous British » Read more

Culture and Travel Digest

The third issue of Culture and Travel—LTB Media‘s eye confection of a publication—is on newsstands now. The magazine sports a hefty Agenda section, with listings for architecture, exhibitions, and performance at dispersed locations around the world. Also nice is Benjamin Moser’s ode to the Jordaan in Amsterdam, though we liked it more for the history » Read more

Thursday Briefing: New & Noteworthy

Thursday Briefing: New & Noteworthy

A quick round-up of things we’re digging this Thursday morn. 1. Azerbaijan. After collecting a ton of Azerbaijan brochures at last week’s New York Times Travel Expo, we’re more excited than ever about the ex-Soviet republic. Now if we could just find it in the budget to make it to the 6th Azerbaijan International Travel » Read more

First Look: Monocle

First Look: Monocle

We got our first look at the brand spanking new monthly magazine Monocle this weekend. We were expecting something exceedingly well-designed and clever. We feared that pretty and clever would feel vacuous, like a superimposition of Wallpaper* in-jokes on top of the Economist‘s free market editorial. Turns out our fears were misplaced, and that, more to » Read more

NYTimes Sunday Travel round-up

NYTimes Sunday Travel round-up

Some articles of particular interest in Sunday’s New York Times travel section: One-stop shopping for that dream vacation Travelocity and other online travel agency are adding more trip planning features to their sites, in an effort to provide some of the services of old-fashioned storefront travel agencies. Q&A: Train Versus Plane Between Zurich, Geneva and Frankfurt » Read more

Cheapo Obsession: Free Travel Podcasts!

Cheapo Obsession: Free Travel Podcasts!

Ok, so we’re getting hooked on travel podcasts. Dunno if that means we’re totally late to the party or if it just seems podcasts are getting better. Probably a bit of both. In any event, yesterday’s Gadling ran a post with a link to a fascinating podcast interview of Lonely Planet’s founders Tony and Maureen » Read more

In Your Pocket’s Exciting Destinations

In Your Pocket’s Exciting Destinations

During our time on the ground in Lithuania, we found ourselves enjoying the Vilnius edition of In Your Pocket. The guide’s listings are animated and hilarious, offering snappy overviews of restaurants, hotels, sights, and nightclubs. We found their review of one restaurant’s cepelinai as “a limbless teddybear drowned in snail slime” breathtaking. (Incidentally, at their » Read more

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