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The Olympic Games begin Friday in London, and the pomp, pageantry and competition are exciting for everyone who pays even a little bit of attention to sports. It’s also, potentially, a gargantuan headache if you’re headed to London over the next three weeks. So, to help you get around, conduct business and be as safe as possible during the Games,…

Walking is good for you. And as someone who ruptured his Achilles a couple months ago, I look forward to doing it again soon. But for those bipeds who aren’t slowed by injury, walking is not only healthy and environmentally responsible, it’s the best way to really and truly investigate a place you’re visiting. When you’re walking, you pick up…

Food! We’ve written about the significant role food plays in the countries and cultures we visit, and we’ve also written about eating healthily and with food allergies when abroad. And this week, there was a lot of conversation about discovering food around the world. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com offers up a great photo gallery on the 17 best food markets…

Staying healthy while traveling – and the difficulty in doing so – was a big news topic this week. Researchers seem to think that just about the worst way in the world to stay healthy is to get on an airplane. J. Peder Zane of The New York Times reports that there are “zillions” of germs on your standard airliner.…

The Olympic Games are less than three months away, and tens of thousands of people will be traveling to London to experience the athletic excellence and pageantry of the Games. If you’re going, you surely are getting excited for what will very likely be the experience of a lifetime.  And perhaps you’re realizing that enjoying the London Olympics is going…

As much as we all love traveling and exploring the globe, sometimes it doesn’t always go quite as smoothly as we’d like. And these past few days have given us some prime examples of the fun and excitement being robbed from a trip abroad. Most notable was the San Francisco to Shanghai flight that was, well, shanghaied. The supposedly 13-hour…

It’s almost dinner time in London and like most of my neighbours, I am wondering what tonight will bring.  So far, my location in Islington has been spared any major damage, as have most locations HTH members frequent in Central London.  Nevertheless, over the past few nights, even those of us lucky to be far from the turmoil have heard…

The esteemed British medical journal, the Lancet, reported this week that the incidence of tuberculosis in London had risen 50% in the last decade. Unlike neighboring countries, and the rest of the Western world, where tuberculosis has been on the decline for dozens of years, London saw a jump from 2,309 cases in 1999 to 3,450 in 2009. Most tuberculosis…

London is bracing for its third subway strike in as many months over planned cuts to London's transit network, according to reports on November 2nd. The 24-hour strike by Transport for London, which runs the subway system, will restrict train service and close some stations. The previous strike cut services by 40%. Another strike by transport workers is scheduled for…

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