Library of the Future Now Open in Minneapolis

On May 20, 2006, the Minneapolis Public Library’s new Central Library opened its doors. Now, normally a library opening wouldn’t seem like something a genre traveler would be interested in. But this library is different. Not only is its look futuristic, a look designed by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, but how it […]

Virtual Travel Agents Pushing Out Flesh & Blood Agents

You’ve seen them. Those offices at the strip mall with large posters of tropical beaches in the window. Inside, there are a couple of desks, a display case full of travel brochures and travel agents. According to a recently released Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) report, these may be going the way of the dodo. […]

And the Survey Says: Sunny Places Are Most Favored Vacation Destinations

Wow! What a surprise! A recent survey conducted in the U.S. for MasterCard Advisors Global Cardholder Services found that Americans prefer to spend their vacation time soaking up the rays on a warm beach more than any other activity. And – no surprise given that fact – Florida is far and away the most likely […]

Win Free Hotel Stay with New Travel Search Engine

Now this is really cool. Not only will SearchParty.com help you find the best prices for your hotel stays — and that’s total cost, not just room price — they’ll pay the hotel stay (up to US$500) for three lucky winners each month through December 2006! That’s 27 winners between now and the end of […]

So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?

Australia has a new ad campaign to entice you come out for a visit. According to a recent survey, only 6% of Americans surveyed who expressed affection for Australia intend to visit in the immediate future. Which leaves Australians to ask, “So where the bloody hell are you?” “Authenticity is the key to the campaign,” […]

Northern Lights Might Be Packing Their Bags

If you’ve always wanted to visit Alaska to see the aurora borealis, you’d better hurry. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting last Thursday said that because the Earth’s magnetic pole is drifting away from North America toward Siberia, the Northern Lights might be leaving Alaska’s skies for a new home in Siberia. “This may […]