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Knee Defender: The American Way?

Knee defender, aspect of American psyche.

The Knee Defender is a little slice of America–like a stone-wall General Patton with a scoundrel-ed Bernie Madoff bent. Or maybe the other way around? The Knee Defender is that crafty plastic armament you wedge into someone’s airplane seat to keep them from reclining onto your knees. After all, the best defense is a good… Read more »

Shoestring Honeymoon Under The Stars

Crater Lake has a night sky sure to complete the romantic atmosphere of your honeymoon

Looking for the perfect but economical honeymoon but not sure what’s possible on a shoestring budget? Interested in seeing the Milky Way in a natural setting? Want a holiday that makes you feel closer to nature? Think you need to get away from the city for a few days? You may not have to visit… Read more »

World’s Best Hotels: 10 Big Yesses And 10 Big Nos

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For nearly 20 years, Travel + Leisure magazine has shared hotel and resort ‘fan favorites.’ Readers are asked to evaluate value, food, service, rooms and location. But when Travel + Leisure issues its ‘World’s Best’ Awards, it’s not just stats, it’s trends. The magazine shares insight into what places are seeing an increase in tourism;… Read more »

Check Out Stockholm’s Amazing Subway, ‘Most Beautiful’ In The World

Dragunov's photographs caused an outpouring of thanks from Stockholm residents, who saw their subway system in a new light

Subways are not generally known for their beauty, but architectural photographer Alexander Dragunov’s work is highlighting one of the world’s most amazing subterranean transit systems, located in Stockholm, Sweden. BBC News filmed the St Petersburg-born Dragunov as he explained his passion for the Stockholm subway, which he believes is “the most beautiful metro in the… Read more »

The Super-Rich Are Customizing Jumbo Jets And You’ll Wish You Had One

Custom interiors can be extravagant, as in this concept design for a 747

Call it a sign of the times: the ultra rich are turning to airline manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus to purchase customized luxury 747′s and A380′s, not content to travel in relatively small private jets. As Wired reports, some of the richest people in the world, including Russian oligarchs and Saudi princes, are turning away… Read more »

DC Boasts Record Tourism Numbers

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In 2013, 17.4 million people visited Washington DC and those numbers are expected to stay the same, or even grow higher, in 2014. For residents, they’re torn between appreciating the economic boost and the chance to show off their city and the hassle that comes from millions of guests year-round. Stanley Horner, one recent visitor,… Read more »

All-Inclusive Vacations Benefit Most Travelers

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Summer vacation season is fast approaching, and an all-inclusive vacation may be the best way to go. The concept of the all-inclusive vacation goes way back to the Club Meds of the 1950s. Much has changed over the decades, however, and much to the consumers’ liking. For a time in the 1980s, the all-inclusive vacations… Read more »