Month: February 2006

  • Most dangerous destinations 2006

    “The world has always been a dangerous place. From the black plague to avian flu, Attila the Hun to Osama bin-Laden, Mount Vesuvius to the Indian Ocean tsunami–and let’s not even mention biological or nuclear warfare–people and cultures are eternally prone to natural disaster, social upheaval and just plain killing each other. Some places have…

  • ‘Into Africa’ by Sam Manicom

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Riding across fourteen countries from the island of Jersey to Cape Town, this eye opening tale catapults you into Africa. Sam, a novice biker, breaks free from everyday life and proves that dreams of adventure can be made a reality.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? Link:

  • Spotlight on Turin

    “Turin has long been overshadowed by Rome, Venice, and Florence as a tourist destination. For the next few weeks, though, all eyes will turn to this Piedmontese gem as the winter Olympics officially get underway there.” Link:

  • U.S. airlines mishandle 9,700 bags a day

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?More bags were lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered by U.S. airlines last year than in at least eight years, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? Link:

  • Sleepy Arkansas towns charm visitors

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?From the antique shops and museums to the way of life, nothing in the Arkansas Delta towns of Keo and Scott is very new. Living in their turn-of-the-20th-century homes and eating food made from recipes generations old, residents like it that way.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? Link:

  • From trash to treasure

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?A secret beach lures visitors in the know to Fort Bragg, an unpretentious town in Northern California. So much sea glass smothers this hidden shoreline that you might think a truck unloaded shimmering shards all over its rocky coves — and that’s not too far from the truth. What is now called Glass Beach began…

  • In John They Trust

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?In the morning heat on a tropical island halfway across the world from the United States, several dark-skinned men – clad in what look to be U.S. Army uniforms – appear on a mound overlooking a bamboo-hut village. One reverently carries Old Glory, precisely folded to reveal only the stars. On the command of a…

  • The Flying Luxury Hotel

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?This is not a Blimp. It’s a sort of flying Queen Mary 2 that could change the way you think about air travel. It’s the Aeroscraft, and when it’s completed, it will ferry pampered passengers across continents and oceans as they stroll leisurely about the one-acre cabin or relax in their well-appointed staterooms.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? Link:

  • O’Leary holds an ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Oscars???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? to scorn his Channel 4 critics

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?THEY’LL be handing out ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Oscars???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? at Ryanair tomorrow night, but the staff won’t be rushing up to accept them. As Channel 4’s Dispatches broadcasts ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?a major undercover investigation???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? into operating practices at Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary will be responding the way he knows best — by ridiculing the airline’s critics. Ryanair…

  • Ryanair goes on the offensive over UK TV safety allegations

    ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Irish budget carrier Ryanair today pre-emptively defended itself ahead of an upcoming UK television documentary, in which allegations are made about about the airline’s safety, security and service standards.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? Link:

  • Holidaymakers suffer as ABTA guarantee goes

    “Holidaymakers who use High Street travel agents to organise individual packages are facing a sharply increased risk of losing money when firms go bust after a change of rules by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).” Link: