Elizabeth Monty

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How the wilderness changes you, and how it doesn’t

I have no memory of landing in Anchorage, of staying in a hotel, of meeting anyone from the Outward Bound group. There is only a blank space in my …

Alaska Airlines Adds Google Wallet to iPhone and Android Apps

Alaska Airlines is focusing on its smartphone apps, and in the last few days added award-flight booking to its Android and iOS apps, as well as …

5 Best Travel Ads to Watch Online This Week

Travel ads need to get their message across to viewers as quickly and simply as possible.<p>This week’s travel ads use animation, creative comparisons, …

Bombardier and Boeing Introduce New-Design Aircrafts

Two new planes took to the skies this week, each promising a quieter, smoother ride for passengers and cost savings to the airlines. Bombardier’s …

Young Travelers Spend Less Time Soul Searching, More Time Boosting Resumes

The world may have been mired in recession for five years but nobody appears to have told younger travellers who are keener than ever to get out …

Here's Why Airline Food Tastes So Bad

At 35,000 feet in the air, the combination of air pressure and low humidity inside airplane cabins does a real number on passengers' taste buds. When German airline Lufthansa simulated in-flight conditions in a 2010 study, they found people's ability to taste salty and sweet flavors was diminished …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

You've Never Seen Your Favorite European Landmarks Like This Before

Vadim Makhorov and his travel partner, Vitaliy Raskalov, "skywalked" Europe's most popular cities by taking in the continent's most prominent sites from high above--often by simply standing right on top of them.<p>We've seen some pretty insane photos of world monuments (Makhorov previously produced …

Desperately Seeking Sasquatch

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“I thought how terrible the nights must have been in a time when men knew the things were there and were deadly. But no, that’s wrong. If I knew they were there, I would have weapons against them, charms, prayers, some kind of alliance with forces equally strong but on my …

World's Fastest-Growing Air Route Betrays Indonesia's Infrastructure Problems

The 80-minute flight from the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore to the bustling Indonesian capital of Jakarta is the world’s fastest-growing …

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Maya: Eat, Sway, Love

Emerging from a cool plunge in the deep blue sea of Banderas Bay, I settle back in our little motorboat, which gently rocks side to side as it glides towards densely forested cliffs and an intensely azure grotto. The sun is high overhead, its warmth lulling me into a dream-like state of sheer …

Kauai's Tourism Industry Continues to Drive Island's Economic Growth

Kauai’s tourism-led economic expansion is expected to continue through at least next year, a University of Hawaii economist said Thursday.<p>Kauai …

10 Must-Do’s in Yangon, Myanmar

At long last, the floodgates of Myanmar, a country of 55 million, are open to the outside world. Most visitors flock to Yangon (formerly Rangoon), …

Yangon

EU Weather Delay Ruling Affirms Passenger Compensation Rule

Under EU regulations, fliers who are delayed for three hours or more are entitled to between €250 and €600 ($338 and $812) from their airline, …

NYC: A Locals' Guide

Photographer Reed Young grew up in Minnesota and moved to California to attend photography school in 2002. After graduating from Brooks Institute in 2005, he was awarded a yearlong residency at FABRICA, the Communication Research Center of Benetton Group in Treviso, Italy. At FABRICA he worked for …

New York City

How to Shop Like a Pro In Paris

Ah, Paris - the city of lights, love and of course fashion. But where to shop to find the ultimate Parisian look? There are the obvious stores -- Christian Dior, Goyard or Chanel -- but where do Parisian women, the chicest ladies on the planet actually go? And how do you shop without blasting …

Galicia Untamed

The pilgrims are steadfast, fervent, determined as they pass through the Galician village of O Cebreiro, in northwestern Spain. The dogs do not bark; they see pilgrims every day. O Cebreiro is on the final leg of the Way of St. James, a medieval route that ends in Galicia’s capital, Santiago de …

A Weekend in Berlin - Where to Eat, Stay and Play

With only three days in Berlin I had a whirlwind experience eating great food and experiencing their rich culture and history. It was clearly evident that this city never sleeps. Here are just a few recommendations on where to eat, stay and play:<p><b>Eat</b><p>Dudu $<p>What a relief to have stumbled across this …

Our favourite images of the week

Revisit the last seven days around the globe – from the French Riviera to the icy slopes of Kyrgyzstan.

European Travel

Lufthansa Makes Record-Breaking Jet Order

Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest ever order for 59 Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets in a deal worth 14 billion euros at list prices that will …

How to: Find Bigfoot

I recently spoke with <b>Tyler Bounds</b>, investigator with the <b>Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization</b> (BFRO) and outdoor technician for Animal Planet’s <i>Finding Bigfoot</i>.<p>For Tyler, <b>‘squatching</b> — tramping through the woods on the look out for Sasquatch — is about seeing the world differently. “It’s camping …

OPINION: Australia's step back on climate change

<b>EARLY IN SEPTEMBER, BUSHFIRES</b> broke out in Sydney’s west. That is, less than a fortnight after the end of winter, temperatures over 30 degrees led to …

Climate

25 signs you have nature deficit disorder

“NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER” is a term coined by journalist Richard Louv to describe the increase of behavioral issues in human beings as a result of …

Stuck On Earth Mac Now Avail and The Secret Underground Caves

Stuck On Earth for the Mac Now Available!<p>I wanted to <b>announce this first here on the blog</b>!<p>The app is FREE, so be sure to go grab it from the Mac App …

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

Saudi Arabia

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

New England

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

Budget Travel

World's Fastest Trains (PHOTOS)

After a long-haul flight to Shanghai, it's a relief to bypass snarled traffic by catching the Shanghai Maglev Train, whose top speed of 268 mph makes it faster than any race car.<p>High-speed rail has improved the travel experience in a growing number of countries -- and one entrepreneur wants to take …