Illona Weber

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Card-Carrying Cajuns? Louisiana Lawmakers Weigh ID Change

A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.<p>It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward "scholarships distributed by the …

No more selfies: Travelers snap up vacation photographers  - TODAY.com

Today<p>More travelers are hiring professional photographers to chronicle special trips.<p>If you think professional photographers only tail the glitterati, think again. A luxury that wouldn't have occurred to most travelers a few years ago, vacation photography is growing in popularity to capture the …

Ancient Mount Fuji Village

My Friend Antonis Karalis<p>Recently appeared on Greek TV to talk about Google Glass and he mentioned me in a very nice way. Antonis composes a lot of …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

The Most Likely Places To Lose Your Phone While Traveling

Recently "misplaced" your cell phone and wondering where to start your search?<p>If you're on vacation, odds are you left it at that mesmerizing museum or at the gate while waiting for your flight. That's according to a survey conducted by the lifestyle insurance company Protect Your Bubble, which …

Bucket List Bars: 10 Must-Visit Bars In America (PHOTOS)

We've all thought about the places that are on our bucket list --those sometimes close-to-home and far-reaching spots around the globe that we want to set our sights on before we die.<p>But what about the more specific destinations on your list, like, say, a bar? Dr Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree have …

How to Maximize Time and See the World

Seeing the world can feel like an impossible feat, as it always seems that those who have time don't have money, and those who have money don't have time. Particularly in uncertain economic times, the priority of keeping a steady job tends to supersede the savory qualities of travel. We rationalize …

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …