Archive | January, 2009

Um, How Did I Miss Seeing Kirsten Dunst at the Whitney?

I was at the coat check at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, deep in thought about the Alexander Calder: exhibit I had just seen. I was thinking about how Calder truly exercised his imagination, creating wire sculptures of animals, faces and figures like no one had ever seen before. Not to mention his mobiles […]

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This Dog Has a Sixth Sense for Airfare Deals

When the Airfarewatchdog barks, I listen. Airfarewatchdog is a fantastic website created by veteran travel journalist George Hobica that tracks airfare deals and has an adorable canine logo. It's very user-friendly — all you have to do is type in your departure city and it will give you a list of cheaper-than-normal fares. You can […]

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Top Ten Travel Movies: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. While that may be the ultimate travel cliché, it sure makes for some great movies. Some of these films may inspire envy with their beautiful scenery, but most of them leave us feeling thankful that we’re safely on the other side of the screen and not in a […]

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A (Very) Quick Trip to Rio

Here's a quick and easy way to visit Rio de Janeiro: watch Ivan's four-minute video. Ivan takes you to dine at an authentic restaurant behind the fish market, on a harrowing motorcycle-taxi ride through the neighborhood of Rocinha and all the way up the mountain to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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