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See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Amelia Island, FL
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Drakesbad Guest Ranch, CA
Eastern Washington
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i, Hawaii
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Ojai, California
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis & Kansas City
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Warner Springs Ranch
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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Alcala, Spain
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Beira, Portugal
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Buckingham Palace
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Cape of Circeo, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour, Part 1
Ireland Tour, Part 2
Ireland: The Gathering
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Port Meirion, North Wales
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1
Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain (Edible Books)
Stavanger, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vicenza, Italy 1
Vicenza, Italy 2
Vienna 1
Vienna 2
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Cancun
...we didn't know about

What are some of the “things” or activities that people on OAHU do for fun?

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This installment of THREE THINGS is courtesy of Kira Chong Tim, Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, Inc.

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$39+ O/W Airfare Sale on JetBlue for 48 Hours Only!
Valid only today and tomorrow, JetBlue's limited-time promotion discounts flights to U.S., Caribbean, and Latin American cities. Flights must take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 6 through June 25, and be booked by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 23. Travel between May 22 and 27 are excluded. Click here


John Clayton's travel blog/review
Have YOU Been to Intriguing Iceland?

snowy river scene, Iceland

OK, so when I tell you I'm going to Iceland, what do you think of? Lots of ice perhaps? Snow? Well me too, so it was a huge surprise when I got there that this is NOT how it looks. At first. To get that view of this incredible island in the North Atlantic Ocean – sort of half way between Scandinavia and Greenland and North America – you sometimes have to go inland.

Tim Mattox's travel article
'Iceman' Albert Collins

Albert Collins
For a bluesman, Albert Collins was different. Some attribute it to his jazz influenced, Texas upbringing while others simply credit his 'legendary' family members. Then, there are those who seem to think it was his unique guitar-tuning or that dynamic style of finger-picking that set him apart. Most blues fans, including yours truly would probably check the box; all of the above. My only caveat would be to add Albert's tremendous sense of humor then attach a guitar chord long enough to stretch through a crowded club, out to the street...

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Picking out a Virgin in the Olive Groves

bread with olive oil
Our "Man in Italy,"an imbedded journalist on an Insight Vacations premium-escorted itinerary, goes in search of the "virgin" in extra-virgin olive oil as he files his eighth Country Roads dispatch from a family-owned mill in the heart of the Umbria in central Italy.

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Masada Siegel's travel blog
Looking to Stay Warm? How About Alaska?

Masada Siegel with a musk ox
They are the gentle giants you most likely have never seen before... they live in the United States again.... even though years ago they were hunted to extinction in Alaska.... One man is determined to bring them back.... and help bring jobs back to rural Alaska..... It's all about passion and determination...

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Gary Singh's travel blog/review
Crete: Working Off the Farmer’s Tan

street scene, Crete
For what seemed like an epoch, the author was scared to take his shirt off in public due to a noticeable farmer’s tan. He developed a paranoid fear that everyone would point at him behind his back. Since he walks quite a bit on the city streets of his hometown in Northern California, often with a short-sleeved shirt in the blazing sun, the farmer’s tan naturally developed. Even though a plethora of hi-tech tanning salons populate his local landscape, he secretly longed for a real tan instead.

Chiara's Rainbow at Monte Verita

Terry Cassel's travel blog
Time Travel Oligarchy

the Acropolis, Athens
Some argue that the United States is a failed empire that is descending into a doomed corporatist oligarchy. Ask visitors from other countries, and travel to Europe, where political cynicism has always been more rampant than in the USA. Look at failing economies and bankrupt states across the globe.

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Roger Fallihee's travel blog/review
Love Is Better the Second Time Around (Lake Como)

Lake Como
As our wedding plans came together in the summer of 2007 my fiancée Dorothy and I began to focus on the honeymoon. Hawaii? New York? London? Paris? Rome? Both of us had travelled to these iconic places in the past, but in our conversations we quickly realized that neither one of us had ever had a truly romantic visit to any of these wonderful destinations. Dot and I had both been in long-term, "complicated" marriages, where romance had not been on the plate for many, many years.

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Ken Walker's travel blog/review
All It's Cracked Up To Be

Chef Mike McGourty with a king crab

For years my wife and I had dreamed of sinking our teeth into some really plump, juicy, fresh, flavorful and unfrozen King Crab. This month, the dream became reality. We heard something out of the ordinary was going on crab-wise in Pismo Beach, so we drove up to check it out. It was a WOW experience.

Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Delightful and Delicious Del Mar

kids and dog at a beach in Del Mar
The mere mention of some places can inspire images of vacation and relaxation. Del Mar is such a place. Located on the beautiful north coast of San Diego, this sea-side village is a California paradise, replete with ocean cliffs towering above sun-drenched beaches, a world-famous horse racing track, top-notch restaurants, a charming village and luxurious boutique resorts such as Hotel Indigo Del Mar, where a friend and I recently snuck away for a memorable mid-week getaway.

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Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Historic Route 66 California- Style

Route 66 road sign
Tagged “The Road of Dreams,” “The Main Street of America,” and “The Mother Road,” as portrayed in John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath,” the currently dubbed Historic Route 66 offers astounding possibilities for folks with a sense of discovery and those willing to relinquish freeway clutter and the monotony of Interstate Highways. The great pathway, a long silk ribbon leading to a gleaming pot of gold in the far distance, was established in 1926 extending from Chicago to California, a whopping 2,448 challenging miles of sweeping scenery.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog/review
Kyiv Kaleidoscope: Viktor Yanukovych, We Hardly Knew Ye! But We Knew Enough, Good Riddance
(Courtesy of Natural Traveler)
By Skip Kaltenheuser

Kiev scene
A couple years ago I was on an assignment that had me a couple weeks in Kyiv to explore Ukraine's economic potentials, for reports of possible interest to investors. We hear "economic basket case" from pundits ten times a day now, but that's a reflection of the kleptocracy that ran the country. It's not indicative of the people who were stuck beneath the kleptocratic thumb.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Kauai: Unlike Most Travel Promotions, the Garden Isle's Hype Actually Deserves a Truth-in-Advertising Award

Bali Hai
Remember when Maui was considered the undeveloped island of Hawaii, in the days before hordes of tourists – and the commercialism that inevitably follows – invaded its pristine coastline? Well quick – before the same thing happens to Kauai, visit the Garden Isle, the lushest and prettiest of the Hawaiian Islands. Go before it loses its virginity to the ravaging developers already hovering about its shores.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Saintly Assisi

Our "Man in Italy" rolls on with Insight Vacations on its "Country Roads of Italy" journey through Umbria and Tuscany. In his seventh dispatch, he details his visit to a town noted to have more saints-per-kilometer than anywhere else in the world: ahs-SEE-zee.

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John Clayton's travel blog/review
Enjoy a Harry Potter Train – In the Spectacular Scottish Highlands

train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

For an extraordinary "Side Trip" on your European vacation, consider Harry Potter. Yeah, THAT one. Ever since I was a kid growing up in London, I've always been tantalized by trains – especially steam trains, and on one of many trips to Scotland, part of my journey took me through the Highlands. Because I'm a travel journalist, the Scottish Tourist Board – and knowing of my love for "Treasured Trains" – was kind enough to provide me with a remarkably well informed guide...

Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Our Irish Dream Vacation

Neolithic burial site in the Burren, Ireland
My wife and I woke up to the smell of rich morning coffee. It was to be part of our breakfast on our first day in Ireland, always a dream in itself. It has been said that all Irish homes become a bed and breakfast during the summer, and this Donegal County cottage with one spare room was no exception.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Jason Bateman Scores a Hit Directing His First Feature Film

Jason Bateman
We all know that Jason Bateman is a wonderfully versatile actor with a special comedic gift that he brings full throttle to his first directorial effort in "Bad Words." With a tightly written original script by Andrew Dodge, Bateman plays Guy Trilby, a potty-mouth 40-year-old man who, through a fluke in the rules, enters himself into a National Spelling Bee where he would compete with boys and girls up to the age of around 12.

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Spain, Portugal, Morocco with Insight Vacations: Postcards from the Edge of the Continent

Spanish flamenco dancer and Moroccan guard at Rabat
Three countries the easy way: you don't have to drive, you don't have to schlepp your suitcase around, you get picked up at your hotel each morning and you get as many days as you'd ever want in Morocco – and you don't have to spend a lifetime learning to speak Moroccan Arabic!

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Terry Cassel's travel blog
Do Your Homework: Don't Get Trapped in a Tourist Hotel

guest and attendants at pricey hotel caricature
Business hotels are efficient and sometimes luxurious, but they tend to treat their customers impersonally. The Ritz-Carlton in New York's Battery Park is a good example. Fine furnishings. Everything you need. But there are so many concierges that you rarely see the same one twice. So, of course, they never remember your name.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
In the Footsteps of the Dukes of Burgundy

rapeseed field and cows, Burgundy
The first Valois duke of Burgundy recognized a good deal when he saw one. His bride, Margaret of Flanders, was reputed to have the ugliest face in all of Europe, but she was the richest heiress in Europe. When he married Margaret in 1369, Philip the Bold, the youngest son of the King of France, acquired Flanders, today’s Low Countries, making him both rich and powerful.

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"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want – oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!."

--- Mark Twain

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The staff at TravelingBoy has designated 2014 as THE YEAR TO GIVE. Here are some of our favorite charities.


T-Boy Blogger Fyllis Hockman Steps to the Podium with a bronze from the NATJA Travel Writing Contest for Her Stunning Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda Story

Ms. Hockman was also a finalist in Cultural Travel with her most cultural, Myrtle Beach: Rediscovering its Gullah Culture.

Congratulations from the T-Boy staff and our readers!

Transcript: Noticias Telemundo Interview to the Salvadoran Castaway José Salvador Avarenga

Interviewer: Angie Sandoval

Interviewed: José Salvador Avarenga

Date: February 18, 2014

Noticias Telemundo obtained the first exclusive in-depth interview with José Salvador Alvarenga (JSA), the Salvadoran castaway who claims to have survived more than a year lost at sea. This is the first time Alvarenga speaks at length with the media about his remarkable odyssey.


Rick Steves: The Intensity of Hebron, in Palestine

This is the last article in a four-part series on Rick Steves' trip to the Holy Land.

Walking through the Hebron market, I dodged the head of a camel dangling from a chain. I love traveling through Palestine. It's filled with vivid memories and startling moments. I had no idea the people of Hebron had a taste for camel. But I was told that people here appreciate a nice fresh camel steak because of their Bedouin heritage. And the butcher shops seem to follow that Bedouin tradition: They butcher whatever they have to sell and it hangs on their front porch until it's all gone.


Nominations for Society of Professional Journalists Honors

This spring, the Society of Professional Journalists will accept nominations for several honors which recognize service to journalism, dedication to press freedoms and exceptional ethical practices.


Check out some of the most exotic destinations on earth with FRIENDLY PLANET’S new tour departures through March 2015


Top 5 Bargain Destinations for Spring 2014
Courtesy Smarter Travel

Whether you've got your sights set on Europe, Asia, or somewhere a bit closer to home, SmarterTravel has found a destination to suit your whimsy and your wallet this spring.


Airplane Water Might Not Be Safe To Drink

Tests conducted by the EPA discovered that 14 percent of tank water in planes tested did not meet federal safety standards and contained bacteria like E. coli. Some airlines use tank water for more than just the airplane bathrooms – they use it to make coffee and tea, to fill the large bottles of water on the beverage trolley, and to make ice. Thankfully, not all airlines follow these practices. But do you really want to chance it?

Europe with Just a Carry-on Bag and No Purse
Courtesy Smarter Travel

Two weeks, two cities, varied weather, and many connecting flights: How do you pack for such a trip without having to check a bag and lug a massive purse around all day? Caroline Morse just did it on a long trip to Berlin and London. Here's how.


The FlightStats monthly On-time Performance report displays the on-time performance of scheduled passenger flights operated by the top airlines throughout various regions globally


Expert Travel Booking Savings Secrets for Spring 2014

We’ve endured a long hard winter through many parts of the country, so a lot of us are beginning to think about a beach and drinks with umbrellas. For those looking to cash in that tax return on a vacation but don’t want to spend too much, the consumer savings experts at are sharing their favorite secrets for maximizing travel booking savings.


DirectBuy Launches New Discount Travel Program
DirectBuy Travel Inspires Consumers with Incredible Values on Travel and Lifestyle Experiences

DirectBuy is proud to announce DirectBuy Travel – the latest in offerings intended to raise the quality of life for consumers throughout the United States and Canada. DirectBuy Travel is an evolution of the company’s products that will allow new members to add excitement, adventure and travel to their lives through access to savings on everything from cruises and resorts, to hotel and city stays, spa and golf packages and much more.


Las Vegas Monorail Launches New User-Friendly Website

The Las Vegas Monorail has launched an exciting new website which offers a new interactive map, Monorail station guides and a comprehensive blog on all things Las Vegas. Created with user experience in mind, the new site greets customers with pictures of the Monorail from various locations on the Strip, showcasing the numerous possibilities of where the Monorail can take them. The redesign of the website also speaks to the convenience of the monorail and the ease of traveling the Las Vegas Strip.

Sneak Away to Sip Away in Sonoma County
Special Packages and Deals Available in Wine Country ths Spring

This spring Sonoma County is offering travelers value-driven packages that incorporate some of the region’s greatest attractions, including zip lining through the redwoods, tranquil spa treatments, exclusive wine tastings and more. Below is a sampling of the destination’s seasonal deals.


New Calls in Spain, British Isles and North Cape Add Romance and Depth to Crystal Summer Europe Voyages

From Ibiza to Skagen, Crystal Cruises is expanding its repertoire of ultra-luxury European cruises with nine maiden calls. The world’s most northern city and Ireland’s most Gaelic town join a collection of favorite romantic destinations...


Houston Gets Automated Passport Machines

Kiosks that will make the international travel process faster have been installed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The self-serve kiosks replace handwritten cards for U.S. and Canadian citizens arriving from abroad.


The Sound of Silence

Two surveys found that some passengers would be willing to pay more to sit in a zone without cellphones on flights.A survey by Airfarewatchdog. com found 53% of respondents would pay more for a quiet zone, while a survey by Expedia. com found 49% of respondents would pay extra for the sound of silence. Airlines including Delta, JetBlue and Southwest have said they will not allow calls on flights regardless of a lifted ban on phone use.

Travel Tips from T-Boy's Jim Friend

There are many websites that will book multiple legged flights for you. You've undoubtedly seen many of their commercials on TV. If you're going to Istanbul, for example, you might expect a Chicago-Zurich-Istanbul itinerary.


TRAVEL ROUTE 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America
by Jim Hinckley

Long one of America's cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular toursit attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year.


Alaska Cruises and Vacations by Tyee Travel

What kind of cruise is right for you? From casual small-ship cruises to elegant luxury ships, Alaskans at Alaska Cruises & Vacations have experience and first-hand knowledge to plan your perfect cruise.


Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.


Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.


Deb's poetry break

To An Isle In The Water
by William Butler Yeats

SHY one, Shy one,
Shy one of my heart,
She moves in the firelight
pensively apart.
She carries in the dishes,
And lays them in a row.
To an isle in the water
With her would I go.
With catries in the candles,
And lights the curtained room,
Shy in the doorway
And shy in the gloom;
And shy as a rabbit,
Helpful and shy.
To an isle in the water
With her would I fly.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.


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How to Protect Your Luggage From Being Pilfered

Should airlines or the TSA be accountable for the items that are stolen from checked bags? Plus, try these clever tactics to keep your valuables safe in checked luggage.


International Phone Calls

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Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.


The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and more and find the best bargain..


7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their elite status.


Two roads diverged
in a wood,
and I ---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963),
The Road Not Taken

Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Feijoada Completa

Feijoada Completa is the undisputed national dish of Brazil. It is a bean stew with rice and pork meat. Different ingredients are used in different parts of Brazil, but usually include “farofa” (mandioca, a root from the rainforest), mixed with maize flour and oil.

The origin of the feijoada runs back to the sixteenth century with the introduction of African slaves in Brazil. Others argue that the black bean stew is instead a Brazilian variation of European fare like the French "cassoulet"and the Portuguese "caldeirada." Whatever its origin, feijoada stands as an important symbol of Brazilian heritage.

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Antarctica Slideshow

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Allure of the Seas
Carnival Paradise Cruise
Oasis of the Seas;
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SS Lane Victory 1
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Aviation Legend: The B17
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Feasting on Bugs and Grubs
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Traveling Blues Features (partial list) – blues aficionado Tim Mattox writes about the blues:
Honeyboy Edwards
John Hammond
Field Hollers
Eddie Vinson
Willie Dixon
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
3 Men, 3 Women and 3 Bears
Dangerous Snake
The Truth About Reindeer
Health Warning
Do You Want to be a Mermaid or a Whale?
Irish Jokes
Outback Half-Wit
Irish Millionaire
Laundry Man
Moses and the Red Sea
Two Norwegians
How the War Between Ireland and France was Averted
Jewish Haikus
Italian Profiling
The Middle Wife
Welsh Holiday
Alberta Snow
Complete and Finished
Alzheimer's Test
Fairy Tale
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