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Scotland Rolls Out an 'Outlander' Map for Fans of the Starz Series

August 11, 2014 at 3:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

VisitScotland is taking full advantage of the hype surrounding the new Starz series Outlander by launching a map of Outlander locations for fans of the books and the show.

The online guide brings visitors to genuine locations from Diana Gabaldon's first two novels and includes Scotland's must-see historic sites. Some of the highlighted locations include the Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, and Fort William, which plays an important role in the novels.

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Take an 'Outlander' Tour of Scotland Before They Sell Out

July 28, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

With the Starz series Outlander about to debut, there is more interest than ever in the books which inspired the show, not to mention the Scotland locations where both are set.

There are several tour companies throughout Scotland now offering Outlander tours, including Vacation Scotland's Outlandish Adventures, a 7-day exploration of book locations, from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.

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Get to Ghana on a Voluntourism Opportunity for Amateur Journalists

Where: Ghana
May 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Most voluntourism projects involve hands on work along the lines of digging ditches, playing with children, or feeding animals, but Fronteering.com has a different opportunity for burgeoning journalists that lets them hone their skills while learning a new way of life.

The Journalism Ghana project pairs volunteers with a local newspaper in Ghana where they'll help gather news, write stories, research, and investigate local issues.

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The Little Things: Icelandair's Little Pieces of Icelandic Poetry

May 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM | by | Comment (1)

In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.

The Little Thing: Icelandair's dedication to Iceland culture, both in the airport and their aircraft.

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Why an Airline Now Holds a Record for 'Highest Ever Theatrical Performance'

April 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Airlines are known for backing all sorts of arts, from Broadway musicals to flashmobs. Leading the charge towards an officially recognized "Shakespeare Day" is easyJet, who've spent this week going above and beyond in honor of the bard.

First, easyJet put their EasyJet Airbus A319 repainted with Shakespeare's portrait and named "Romeo Alpha Juliet" (even though the tail number is G-EZBI) on their London - Verona route for the April 23rd departure.

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Frankly, My Dear, Here's a Tour That Will Make You Give a Damn About Atlanta

March 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Gone With The Wind, Atlanta Movie Tours is launching Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind Tour.

Kicking off April 5th, the 3-hour tour will be based on Mitchell's life and her novel which was made into one of the most beloved movies of all time.

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Does Anybody Care About '1,000 Places to See Before You Die' Anymore?

January 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every so often, a traveler needs to have a good rant. Here, Jaunted Editor Cynthia shares a few thoughts on an old guidebook and its dwindling power.

The book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die was first published in 2003. It was a steamroller of a hit, topping best seller lists (especially around graduation time in the spring) and finding its place on the bookshelves of anyone who’d listed “travel” as one of their interests.

I was a bookseller at the time, enjoying steady employment after a year of wandering Europe “on a shoestring," and getting that book into shopping bags was something of my specialty. Indeed I was suited for the job, having racked up postcard moments at nearly 100 of those 1,000 sites.

Ten years later, what has changed? The book is still for sale, now ranked #95,806 on Amazon. My area of expertise remains the sharing of travel information, although you’re getting it for free now. A shift has come, alas, in the way travelers compile bucket lists.

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London's All Set to Show Off 'Sherlock Holmes' Memorabilia Later This Year

January 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Museum of London has announced they will debut a new Sherlock Holmes exhibition later this year. It will be the first major showing of Sherlock Holmes memorabilia in London since the 1951 Festival of Britain.

The exhibit will not only trace the literary origins of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's infamous detective, but also his relationship with the city itself.

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Pay Homage to a Great American Author at a Santa Fe Cathedral

December 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Although Willa Cather is mostly associated with the state of Nebraska, New Mexico can also claim a connection to this great American writer. The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, located in downtown Santa Fe near the plaza, serves as the backdrop for Cather's 1927 novel Death Comes for the Archbishop.

Though many of the events in the book are fictional, it's inspired by the true story of the French priest who came to the newly-named state of New Mexico to found an archdiocese. Jean-Baptiste Lamy was the real French priest on whom the story is based, and his legacy is still evident in the Land of Enchantment; there's even a town named Lamy after him.

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How to Pack for a Trip to the Chilean Heritage Island of Chiloé

November 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM | by | Comments (0)


The famous stilt neighborhoods of Chiloe

One of the most beautiful things about Chile is the way the climate can vacillate from one extreme to a different extreme with just a change of region. While the Atacama Desert is predictably arid and Patagonia often buffeted by whipping winds, the island of Chiloé is known for gray skies and rainfall that wouldn’t be out of place in London. (After all, half the island is a rainforest.)

Since rain is a common occurrence in Chiloé—and it often shows up at unexpected times, even when it’s been sunny all morning—be sure to keep a lightweight raincoat and hat around. If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoors, rain boots are also a good bet.

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How to Get Last Minute Tickets to the New Yorker Festival

October 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

The New Yorker Festival is known for selling out quickly but there is still a chance to get tickets to this weekend's hottest events.

Some of the most anticipated panels, including An Evening with Funny or Die, Buried Alive with Aziz Ansari, Without a Script featuring Christopher Guest, and a conversation with Ethan Hawke, are sold out. But, a number of tickets for each event will be available tomorrow, October 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St, NYC. There will also be a few tickets available at the door for most events on a first come, first served basis.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Discovering Where Fairy Tales Come from in Germany

Where: Kassel, Germany
September 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

Don Henley discovered that we've all been poisoned by fairy tales, but does he know who is to blame for it? We do...the Germans!

It was two academics from Deutschland, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, collectively known as the "Brothers Grimm," who are responsible for sending us all down the rabbit hole on a foolish mission to fulfill our unrealistic expectations of life.

The two brothers began aggregating and modifying folk tales from different mythologies in the early 1800s. In total, they published over 200 stories in a series of books, including the now well-known classic tales of Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Snow White. You may recognize a few of those titles!

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