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Wednesday: October 7, 2009

A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.

Call me crazy, but I think the hand basket building is actually kind of cool rather than ugly as the article suggests. They make hand baskets after all - so the architecture works on a functional level.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | buildings | handbasket | leisure | travel | ugliest | ugly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

A collection of the world's coolest factory tours for your viewing pleasure.A collection of the world's coolest factory tours for your viewing pleasure.

Some of these tours may induce a strong urge to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:12 PM | Tags (5) | factory | tours | travel | wonka | brewery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.

5. Get the whanau together, stay in a bach, crack open the chilly bin and slap on your jandals.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | funny | letterman | newzealand | topten | travel | visit |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the world's greatest train journeys for your viewing pleasure.

You'll have to travel abroad to experience any of these wonderful rail adverntures mentioned in the article. I'd like to add  that traveling via Metro North late on a Friday nights also qualifies as an adventure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:45 PM | Tags (5) | train | rail | travel | journey | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?

Dever and Dinardo, friends since their freshman year of college at SUNY Buffalo, will be crisscrossing the country, spending only 12 hours in each city before heading back to the airport and jetting to their next destination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:39 PM | Tags (7) | airplane | allyoucanfly | cnn | flying | jetblue | passes | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Seven amazing and luxurious South Africa Safari Lodges for you to gawk at.Seven amazing and luxurious South Africa Safari Lodges for you to gawk at.

A fun read for those daydreaming of exotic travel at work. Plus, the article has some amazing photography from said luxurious places. Rooms with an elephant view may cost extra.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:07 PM | Tags (7) | africa | lodges | luxury | photography | photos | safari | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?

According to the study, 34% of respondents prefer travel blogs for choosing their travel options, 24% use family and friends, and 13% go to travel agents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:47 PM | Tags (6) | agent | blogs | survey | travel | replacement | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to get a free room upgrade whilst staying in Vegas.A handy tutorial on how to get a free room upgrade whilst staying in Vegas.

I'll spoil it for you: be polite, gamble big, and join the player's club.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:55 AM | Tags (4) | travel | tutorial | vegas | wikihowm upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

A collection of the world's strangest conventions for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's strangest conventions for you to gawk at.

At this weeklong convention in the Netherlands, giant LEGO constructions take center stage. Watch with bated breath as teams compete in building competitions, or try to beat world-record LEGO construction times...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:46 PM | Tags (8) | strange | conventions | legos | office | celebrities | impersonators | travel | leisure |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

The top ten tactics for productive travel.The top ten tactics for productive travel.

Covers everything that the geek variety of traveler would need from phone tethering to carrying an Altoids-tin survival kit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:34 AM | Tags (4) | lifehacker | tactics | tips | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Jamaica, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, and Prague.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | bargains | cheap | destinations | florida | hawaii | jamaica | prague | travel | yosemite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Seven neat things to do while traveling through Iceland.Seven neat things to do while traveling through Iceland.

Some nifty information for anyone who happens to be visiting Iceland in the near future. Also good for anyone who has ever daydreamed about visiting Iceland in the near or distant future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:49 PM | Tags (3) | iceland | neat | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Six neat things to do while traveling through Tokyo.Six neat things to do while traveling through Tokyo.

Some nifty information for anyone who happens to be visiting Tokyo in the near future. Also good for anyone who happens to be daydreaming about visiting Tokyo in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:26 AM | Tags (5) | japan | things | todo | tokyo | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

JetBlue officially sold out of the 'all-you-can-fly' passes.JetBlue officially sold out of the 'all-you-can-fly' passes.

Maybe this little promotion turned out to be a lot more popular than they originally anticipated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | jetblue | soldout | allyoucanfly | tickets | travel | flying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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