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New York Beyond the Big Apple

For many years, my exposure to the state of New York was limited to the view from inside an air-conditioned car heading north from Ohio to my summer camp in Maine. My family’s annual drive through the Empire State became somewhat of a joke over time, as my brother and I held contests to see…

Daily Radar 08.25.10

Environmental Responsibility Debate of the Day: Do we spare the universe more CO2 emissions by abstaining from air travel or by filling would-be empty seats on scheduled flights? [Mother Jones] From the site of the Jonestown massacre to the house where Lizzie Borden allegedly lashed out at her parents with an axe, famous “death spots”…

In 2005, Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner were living the dream in New York City when, faced with sudden doubts about the permanence of their high-pressure media jobs (not to mention impending milestone birthdays), they decided to do what most travelers only dream about: Cut and run. Apartments and jobs were given…

World travel, with its exotic scenery and foreign accents, is easy to glamorize. But for every breathtaking wonder of the natural world, there is a landmark ruined by tourists, a four-hour wait on an airport tarmac, or a terrifying experience in a Turkish bathhouse. Any seasoned traveler can attest that sometimes the worst places make…