Travel

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: McCartney in Israel, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 29, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include Durga Puja clay idols in India, Paul McCartney performing in Israel, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle in Germany, an attempt at crossing the English Channel with a pedal powered ship, and the trip home for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday in Indonesia.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Yankees, Mass Games …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 22, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Durga Puga festival in India, mass games in North Korea, the last game at Yankee Stadium, remembrances for Imam Ali in Iraq, and the Dozhinki harvest festival in Belarus.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Fire Ritual, Festival …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 15, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Yadnya Kasada festival in Indonesia, a festival in honor of Ganesh in India, the Marian Procession in France, choristers at the West Minster Abbey Choir School in London, and Japanese Buddhists in Israel.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Giant Spider, Big Baby …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 8, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include art on display at Chatsworth House in the English countryside, Oktoberfest in Germany, a giant metallic spider in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebration, a massive cork mosaic in Albania, and Astroland’s last night in Brooklyn, New York.

Get Ready to Log on at 30,000 Feet

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: February 25, 2008   View Article

Welcome to the information super skyway. You may now log on.

With the launch of in-flight Internet services from several major U.S. airlines, your e-mail, IM buddy list, social network, and RSS feeds will be just a click away while cruising at 30,000 feet and 500 mph.

Antarctica Cruise Disaster Raises Tourism Concerns

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 27, 2007   View Article

Cruise ship accidents in Antarctica may be “inevitable,” at least one expert says.

The current surge in polar tourism and a reported increase in icebergs are raising safety and environmental concerns—which were brought boiling to the surface by this past weekend’s sinking of the M.S. Explorer.

Arctic Melt Opens Northwest Passage

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 17, 2007   View Article

The famed Northwest Passage—a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean—is ice free for the first time since satellite records began in 1978, scientists reported Friday.

The passage is a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic. It would save valuable time and fuel for ships that now travel through the Suez Canal in Egypt or the Panama Canal in Central America.

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