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Archive for June, 2007

London 2012 Olympics

by Linda Tancs

Now be honest–did you really see that the 2012 Olympics logo set out the numbers, 2-0-1-2, at first glance?  It reminds me of a Rorschach test.  Could you do better?  Try your luck at

Lost in Translation

By Linda Tancs

Just as marketers research their brand names in foreign markets so as not to offend, so too must tourists be wary of the shirt or purse sporting a phrase or logo in a foreign language.  Case in point:  Cameron Diaz toted a bag in Machu Picchu emblazoned with Mao Zedong’s “Serve the People” slogan in Chinese.  The problem is that Peru suffered an insurgency by the Maoist Shining Path rebels some twenty years ago.  Just another reason to research your destination before you travel and pack accordingly.

QE2: Last Call

By Linda Tancs

If you have a tendency to be last minute when it comes to cruise travel, be forewarned–QE2 will be following in the footsteps of old Queen Mary towards the end of 2008.  Book now, or save your pennies for that long awaited trip to luxury haven Dubai for your photo ops with the grand lady.

Young Adult Travel

By Linda Tancs

In this week’s edition of the podcast Travelrific Travel Show, the topic is young adult travel. To backpack or not to backpack?  Tune in to hear the options.  Visit

France Will Keep You Healthy

By Linda Tancs

In a recent study, scientists discovered that Madiran, a traditional French wine, has a potent form of polyphenols.  Polyphenols help reduce artery damage.  Francophobes, fear not:  a pill form is expected in a decade or so.

Pain at the Gas Pump

By Linda Tancs

As U.S. gas prices climb to record highs, it’s worth remembering that the suffering is worldwide.  Across the world, in fact, prices hit a record high 146.9c per liter in Melbourne, Australia just a few weeks ago.

Airport Management

By Linda Tancs

In this week’s edition of the podcast Travelrific Travel Show, the topic is airport management.  Over 100 million flyers use U.S. airports annually.  How much do you know about the airport business?  Tune in and find out.  Visit

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