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Frommer’s lives! Last week came the depressing news that Google, which had purchased the rights to the ubiquitous Frommer’s Travel Guides last year, would stop printing the books, and that the content would exist in purely digital form. That caused much gnashing of teeth among veteran travelers, admittedly driven at least partially by nostalgia. Well, 84-year-old Arthur Frommer was among…

Experiencing cultural differences and learning about the way people live in other countries is one of the great allures of international travel. But it can also be intimidating trying to navigate another culture without offending the locals. And one custom that changes from country to country and that can seem perplexing is tipping; what’s the proper amount to tip someone…

Volunteer Latin America recently shared this information on eating vegan in South America. (For more information or to view the complete post, visit their website Volunteer Latin America.) Though the prospect of finding vegan food in South America can be daunting, the experience is definitely worth it. Make a list of all the vegan or vegetarian restaurants you found on…

Ten days of intermittent erupting by Chile’s Puyehue volcano has created an ash cloud stretching 6,000 miles through the atmosphere to Australia and New Zealand. The latest news reports carry accounts of cancelled flights throughout the southern hemisphere. On the ground, volcanic ash closed roads in southern Patagonia (Argentina).  Air traffic is reportedly often able to skirt the ash particles…

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Coca producers blockaded the only highway linking La Paz with the northern Amazon region on October 12th to demand the dismissal of two ministers and changes in the country's drug policy. At least 3,000 people are participating in the roadblock and additional blockades are reportedly widespread in Yungas region. The protest comes despite the Bolivian government’s action to repeal a…

Key West, FL has reported 28 cases of dengue fever since July 2009 – prior to July 2009 dengue was absent from the continental U.S. since 1945 and from Florida since 1934. Why dengue has returned to Florida is still being investigated but some contributing factors might be an increase in mosquitoes capable of delivering the disease, an increase in…

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