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This Week in Travel – April 22, 2011

Backpacking the Axis of Evil:  Forget Eurail passes.  This author finds a train from Istanbul to Tehran. Taking a shower at 37,000 feet: What it’s like to enjoy all the amenities available on the Emirates A380. Delta introduces real-time bag … Continue reading

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Maldives – Keeping Locals and Travelers Separated

In a couple of weeks, Kelly and I leave for a week of rest and relaxation in the Maldives.  The Maldives are a chain of over 1,100 islands located in the Indian ocean, south of Sri Lanka and India.  These … Continue reading

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This Week in Travel – January 28, 2011

India is Emerging as an International Sports Powerhouse.  It’s not just Cricket anymore. Tim Leffel Provides Tips for Packing Light.  The article gives some great pointers on packing everything you need for a two week trip into one carry-on bag. … Continue reading

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One Week Trips to Maximize Your Country Count

Here at Conquering the Century Club, we are constantly brainstorming ways to get more countries. Here are a couple of easy, one week trips that will give the traveler plenty of countries in no time. The British Isles England, Scotland, … Continue reading

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This Week in Travel – January 7, 2011

Sure, the Sydney Opera House is nice, but once you’ve seen that, check out Sydney’s convict past. Sir, please put away your twitter. Southwest is changing up its frequent-flier program. Save money on your next trip. Don’t be a sucker … Continue reading

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2010 Travel in Review

Scott Country Total: 28 New Countries This Year: 1 (Colombia) U.S. State Total: 28 New States This Year: 0 Flight Segments: 21 New Places: Cartagena, Colombia St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, WI Other Notable Places: Key Largo Las … Continue reading

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This Week in Travel – December 23, 2010

Tim Leffel living the dream as an expat in Mexico. Who wants to take a tour of Chernobyl? Next stop on the Cold War tour….CNN’s Wolf Blitzer checks out North Korea. A Christmas wish list for the airlines.  Amen, brother. … Continue reading

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