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Double Amputee Climbs 19,000 ft-high Kilimanjaro by Crawling on his Hands for Seven Days

For most able able-bodied people, scaling the 19,341 ft-high Mt. Kilimanjaro is a formidable task, yet double amputee Spencer West managed to do it just be using his hands.
Spencer, 31, from Toronto, Canada, lost his …

CouchSurfing Launches Smartphone App

CouchSurfing.org, a website that allows users to connect with and stay on the couches of others (for free) recently release a mobile app for iPhone and Android.
With the app explosion of the past few years, …

Best Airline of 2012 Announced

The SKYTRAX World Airline Awards are held every year, airlines on a variety of criteria (such as ‘best low cost airline’, ‘best catering’ and ‘best overall airline).
The SKYTRAX Airline Awards are among the most prestigious …

New York City Turns Payphones Turned Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

For most travelers today, “Where can I find Wi-Fi?” or “Where can I find an internet connection?” are usually one of the first questions asked after they’ve arrived in a new city and got settled …

The Best U.S. Airports for Tech Users

As travelers become increasingly high-tech (with smartphones, tablets and laptops being carried around by almost every flier these days), it seems that airports are being expected to update their services to match the needs of …

Heathrow Aiport to Open Passport Fast Lanes for ‘Low-Risk’ Travellers

With the London Olympics on the horizon, and the mass influx of tourists expected, Heathrow Airport is set to open special passport lanes for ‘low-risk’ travelers (such as American and Australian citizens).
The UK Border Agency …

American Airlines Release YouTube Videos to Give Customers a ‘Behind the Scenes’ Look

American Airlines recently released a series of new videos allowing the public to get a ‘behind the scenes’ look into their operation.
The aim is for the the videos is to answer the most commonly …

China Begins Work on £3 Billion Theme Park in Tibet

A landmark £3 billion theme park is set to be constructed in Lhasa, Tibet.
According to Telegraph.co.uk, “In an attempt to highlight the historic ties between China and Tibet, the theme park will be dedicated to …

Abu Dhabi Sets Dress Code & Rules for Tourists

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Police recently released a booklet containing a list of rules and guidelines for tourists visiting the country.
The pamphlet was designed with the intention of increasing the sense of security felt by tourists …

New Locations Added to the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List

What do an 18th-century German opera house, a mining town in France and the birthplace of Jesus all have in common? They’ve all just been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, along with …

Revealed: The Best Hotels in the World

The people over at Expedia.com recently conducted a survey to find the best hotels in the world.
Expedia’s Insiders’ Select survey took into account more than 500,000 customer reviews given by their users.
The aim of the …

‘Smallest Hotel in the World’ to Open in Copenhagen, Denmark

Every wondered what the smallest hotel in the world is?
Whatever the previous record holder was, Copenhagen’s Hotel Central & Café is set to beat it when it opens this summer.
Jessica Colley of Fodors.com reports:
“Tucked …

Facebook Determines World’s Most Social Landmarks

Facebook recently released a list of the top 25 ‘most social’ landmarks in the world.
The ‘social-ness’ of a place was determined by how often people ‘checked-in’ there (on Facebook) and how often it was mentioned …

Airline Launches New Check-In System to Prevent Lost Teddy Bears

In London’s Gatwick airport, at least one stuffed toy animals is lost (and found by the airport staff) every single day.
That’s from just one airport.
As a child, losing your stuffed animal can be …

Baltic Airline to Begin Seating Passengers According to Their Mood

What if you could ensure that every time you flew on a plane you sat next to a like-minded person who shared your hobbies and interests and spoke the same language as you?
What if your …

New Study Reveals Most Contaminated Surfaces in Hotel Rooms

The next time you’re staying in a hotel and you want to watch the TV, you might want to think twice before you reach for the TV remote.
A recent study conducted by three United States …

World’s Highest Roller Coaster Opens in Colorado

The world record for the ‘world’s highest roller coaster’ has recently been broken, as ‘Cliffhanger’ (a 7,160-foot-high coaster perched on top of ‘iron mountain’) opened at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Costing $1 …

Airlines to Begin Holding On-Board Seat Upgrade Auctions

Airlines’ plans to implement on-board auctions are set to change air travel forever.
Passengers will be able to bid on first or business class upgrades if they are available once they get on their flight.
Brett Proud …

Antarctic Tourism Predicted to Increase in 2012 & 2013

The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) are expecting to see a massive increase in Antarctic tourism in 2012 (and in subsequent years) as travelers begin to venture out to the icy continent.
According to …

US Airports Respond to the Growing Need for More Power Outlets

In a world where smartphones, tablets and laptop computers are so prevalent (especially among frequent flyers), it is inevitable that as batteries begin to drain, people will actively seek out power outlets to charge their …

World Travel & Tourism Council Urges Countries to Simplify their Visa Programs to Increase Tourism

Getting visas for certain countries can be a real pain.
Some countries will charge you over $100 for the ‘privilege’ of getting a visa for their country, and some will make you wait several weeks while …

3 Britons Travel Round the World in a Black Cab

“Where to sir…?”
Three Britons (all in their twenties) recently completed a record-breaking trip around the world in a black taxicab.
Paul Archer (25), Leigh Purnell (24) and Johno Ellison (28) traveled over 43,000 miles (69,000 km), …

‘World’s Oldest Backpacker’ (Aged 95) On the Road Again

Ever heard someone say “I’m too old to go traveling”?
Keith Wright, an Australian from Queensland doesn’t play by these rules.
On May 28th 2012, Keith will fly to Europe for his eighth backpacking trip in the …

Nantucket Named ‘Best Island in the World’ by National Geographic

National Geographic recently published a book titled ‘The 10 Best of Everything‘ in which they attempted to document the 10 best cities, islands, pubs, wines, golf courses (and so on) in the world.
Top of the …

Fancy a Beer? Check out RateBeer.com

For those that like to travel and like to sample their fair share of beers along the way, knowing where the local watering holes are (and how good they are) is all important.
RateBeer.com is a …

Airport in China Hires Cheerleaders to Entertain Delayed Passengers

Being stuck at an airport for hours on end can be pretty boring.
Stranded passengers at China’s Dalian Airport (located in the north-east of China) were entertained by a group of cheerleaders who showed off …

Hiring an In-Flight Nanny for Your Kids

There’s no doubt that flying with children poses many challenges. Any parent will tell you that.
But what if you could hire a nanny to entertain your kids at 30,000 feet? Now there’s an idea…
Nanny …

One-Stop Pet Travel Site Launched

Ever wanted to go on vacation with your pet but found booking it (and finding places where pets are allowed) incredibly hard work>
Breakingtravelnews.com recently published an article detailing a new all-inclusive pet travel website that …

The Best Seat on an Airplane Revealed

A new survey compiled by travel website SkyScanner claims to have located the perfect seat to sit in when traveling on a typical airplane.
Hannah Pini of The Telegraph reports:
“The study, which was carried out by …

The Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World Revealed

Earth Day may have just come and gone, but this doesn’t mean we should forget about being eco-friendly for the rest of the year.
The Huffington Post recently published a list of the top 10 ‘green’ …

New Travel Dating Site Launched – Now Beautiful People Can Travel for Free

Are you a sugar daddy with a taste for travel, or a gorgeous young woman who wants to travel for free?
It seems plenty of people out there are, as MissTravel.com, a new site which …

Megabus Launches £1 Bus Service to Europe

The UK-based branch of budget coach operator Megabus recently launched new services from London to four major European cities.
The best part? Fares start at just £1.
Megabus is famous for offering ultra-cheap bus services around …

TripAdvisor to Prioritize Your Friends’ Reviews Over Others

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has taken its reviews a step further by displaying your friends’ reviews of a place above reviews of strangers (as the theory is that you and your friends will like …

Revealed: The World’s Best Airline Food

Since its inception, airline food has been the subject of ridicule, and has been a staple source of humor for stand-up comedians the world over.
It seems, however, that airlines are desperate to change these negative …

New Website That Turns Your Friends’ Social Media Posts into a Personal Travel Guide

Ever wished you could pool together all of your friends’ knowledge about travel and places they’ve been?
It seems that now you can…
Tripbirds is a new site that allows you to turn your friends’ Facebook, Instagram …

Fodors’ Best Spring Getaways for Grown-Ups

Spring breaks are not just for teenagers at college, as the Spring-time is a great time to take a vacation (and often much-needed after enduring the cold Winter months).
Fodors.com (a popular travel website) recently released …

TripAdvisor Set to Remove Rating System Due to Criticism

The popular travel-related website TripAdvisor is set to scrap their controversial new ‘ratings’ system.
This ratings system allowed users to rate hotels, restaurants and attractions with a mark out of 5 without having to write any …

Google Maps Set to Chart Great Barrier Reef

For those that thought Google Maps was just for getting road directions, think again.
Recently, Google announced that they were planning to chart the Great Barrier Reef, Australia with the help of the University of Queensland …

The Top 10 Travel Gadgets of 2012

As 2012 is now well upon us, it’s time to take a look at what the best new travel gadgets will be this year.
Scott Farler of Fodors.com has taken the time to compile a list …