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Welcome back to Where in the World Wednesday! Here's how it works: We'll provide a riddle in the form of a haiku. If you think you know the place described, then submit your guesses in the comment section. Later this week, the answer will be posted. Whoever guesses first gets a special shout out. And, here

RANDOM MUSINGS ABOUT THE WEEK'S MOST INTERESTING TRAVEL STORIES... He's at it again... Richard Branson, Virgin's enigmatic founder, lost a recent bet to AirAsia's CEO. His penalty? He'll act as an  female flight attendant (cross dressing, shaved legs, in-flight duties and all!), on a May 1st charity flight from London to Kuala Lumpur. If

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/14/11: Each summer when I was growing up, my parents would take me to some of America’s most notable national parks. Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Glacier… We would rent a car and go for two weeks, driving park to park in an effort to experience

Today we're unveiling a new Packed Suitcase weekly feature... Where in the World Wednesday!   The concept is simple:  We'll provide a riddle in the form of a haiku. If you think you know the place described, then submit your guesses in the comment section. Later this week, the answer will be posted. Whoever guesses

RANDOM MUSINGS ABOUT THE WEEK'S MOST INTERESTING TRAVEL STORIES... Well, this should be interesting... Journalist Paul Carr is on a quest to stay a night in each of the hotels on the Las Vegas strip. In 33 days he'll stay at 33 hotels... and did I mention he doesn't drink?

Photo courtesy of VegasBottle.com Cosmopolitan. Just the name alone evokes fond feelings for women... Memories of girlfriends gossiping over frilly, potent pink martinis... of an exciting lifestyle that many of us aspire to have. With so much of Las Vegas geared towards men, it’s only fitting that the new kid on Sin

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/8/11:  Neon lights, five star hotels, celebrity chefs and lots (and lots) of slot machines… LAS VEGAS! Photo courtesy of pbo31 Many eager travelers venture to the City of Sin with high hopes of winning big and leaving at least a little richer. Unfortunately, Las Vegas is a

RANDOM MUSINGS ABOUT THE WEEK'S MOST INTERESTING TRAVEL STORIES... Lucky in love, lucky in life? A couple on their 4 month honeymoon with their infant daughter narrowly missed six natural disasters, including the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Helpful tip: If you see them out in the world, run the

To create (or not create) a travel bucket list… For many travelers, that is the question. I find that people tend to be solidly in one camp or the other. The common argument for people against the concept of writing down travel aspirations into a bucket list is that they feel

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/28/11: If you’re reading this right now, chances are you love to travel. It is one of your priorities and part of your daily daydream regiment. However, it’s also pretty likely that you have only 2 weeks of vacation, especially if you’re just starting out

This fantastic guest post is written by Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows, a published essayist and travel writer, a television writer and producer, a produced screenwriter and playwright, and (if that's not enough) she also writes for games. Fenway! I recently spent a Friday afternoon through Monday night in Boston, Massachusetts doing almost nothing

Adventure tourism is an ever-expanding industry, and today roughly 20% of all adult travelers are considered adventure tourists. However, most travelers don’t want adventure merely for adventure’s sake. Instead, today’s savvy jetsetters want to combine an exciting experience organically with the beauty and local flavor of a location. If you’re looking