Lufthansa to Strike


Now here’s a first. German union Verdi has called on 33,000 workers at Lufthansa to go on strike on Thursday to increase pressure on the airline in a dispute over wages and job security. But this being Germany, the strike has a set time to begin and a set time to end. The strike is expected to last for about five hours from 5:00 am Central European time potentially disrupting hundreds of flights ahead of the next round of wage talks on Friday. In negotiations that started last month, Verdi … More…


Forget Relgion. Enjoy Tel Aviv


Easter is  not only about the bunny, you know. It’s also when the crazies come out—and I’m not just talking about the bunny.  All over the world people do crazy things like booking the good old self-crucifiction trip in the Philippines or the proselytizing end of days trip to Jerusalem. People get cranky when they fast. And this this the time of fasting, of atonement and generally being in a pretty pissed off mood all over the middle-east and Christendom. Which is why, I’d head to Tel-Aviv. Leave the religious … More…


Luxury Travel: A New Definition

sleeping by the pier

You know how we’ve been saying that travel is changing? Well, here’s another way its changing. Besides booking for active holidays—biking, swimming, river rafting (think Australia and New Zealand—people are now booking environmentally conscious vacations that are also luxurious. And we’re not just talking about  reusing their bed linen.  Over the coming years you can finally see sustainability integrated in very cool and  inventive ways. One way is the environment. Nowadays people want their vacations in nature, think Costa Rica, Belize, the Philippines. they want to feel a part of … More…


Travel Alert: Ladies Watch It In India

woman gangraped

When I was a student in England, everyone went to India for their gap year or their summer after A Levels. It was so common, that no one batted an eye. It was also so safe that mothers and fathers didn’t think twice about sending their daughters there. The trend has come here with many hippy do-gooders  wanting to go to India after graduating form some liberal arts school.  But India is not what it was. Rape is becoming more and more prevalent. Check this out: Five men gang-raped a … More…


Just in time for Spring/ Summer: 10 Hotels in Paris For Under $300

so sweet

It’s always a great time to go to Paris but its even better now. Believe it or not, Europe’s fiscal crisis is actually making Paris and Parisians a nicer place to visit. With so many less tourists, the city is calmer, the museums less full and you can even find a seat at a cafe. Now all you need is a god deal on a neighborhood hotel. Here’s a list straight from the horses mouth—the hippest fashionistas, the most well-traveled Francophiles all say these are the best places to go … More…

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