Overseas Travel

Dead Roaches, Bug Bites & Crusty Sheets: TripAdvisor's 10 Dirtiest Hotels

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 二, 2011/02/01 - 22:00
I think we all have one of those hotel horror stories to share. Am I right? Mine was a childhood road trip to Nashville, Tennessee with my parents. On a tight budget, a classically cheap motel was chosen. That night in Tennessee, the sheets were so pill-y and dotted with mysterious stains, I remember refusing to slide even just one leg under cover. Instead, I slept on top of the the scratchy, synthetic comforter. It felt safer that way. My parents and I laughed and cracked jokes through the night but the experience forever shaped... Read the full story on Planet Green

The Most Expensive Yacht in the World: It's a City on Water

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 六, 2011/01/29 - 21:00
It's 508 feet long and built to mimic the streets of Monaco. This $1.1 billion yacht will become the most expensive in the world. While it's just in the design stages, to call the boat lavish is a blatant understatement. Red Orbit describes the city atop water: "The super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris. Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platfor... Read the full story on Planet Green

Snake River Salmon Make 'Great Migration' of 900 Miles, But Are Going Belly Up (Video)

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 四, 2011/01/27 - 22:15
Snake River salmon are a "wow" species. They spawn by making a journey of 900 miles, to altitudes of 7,000 feet in the northwestern United States. No other salmon species on Earth goes higher or farther in the name of procreation. But they have to pass through eight dams on their way there ... and most of these magnificent fish don't make it past four of those dams in the lower Snake River. Such is the story of "The Greatest Migration," which could turn into a "What a Shame" extinction if action isn't taken to remove the four structures. "The Greatest Migration" is a documentary being used by the nonprofit Save Our Wild Salmon to tell the tale of the... Read the full story on Planet Green

4 Tips to Planning a Sabbatical and Traveling the Globe

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 四, 2011/01/27 - 21:00
We all dream about it. Sitting at our desks, twiddling our thumbs, and dreaming of lands far and wide. Envisioning ourselves dropping it all to circle the globe. We won't be gone forever, unless one of the lands we globetrot to holds us captive by its beauty. But few of us have the guts to do it. We're scared that once we get back our work will have dried up or promotion opportunities will have dwindled. Most universities offer the opportunity to qualify for paid sabbatical leave as an employee benefit, but what if you're not a professor? Is there a way to take a break from work without going broke? 1. Save Your Cash If you're planning on taking a sabbatical from work without going broke you have to save your dough. Plan about a year ahead of time and Read the full story on Planet Green

The 4-Hour Staycation: Crazy Short, Insanely Refreshing

Planet Green Travel & Outdoor - 二, 2011/01/25 - 23:15
I know that what I'm about to say is going to sound entirely spoiled because well, it is. For the past three years I've managed to make a warm winter escape by both work (hosting yoga retreats or writing) and pleasure -- from Brazil to Mexico. For a sun-needy creature and wanderlust like me, the voyages came at perfect timing-- smack dab mid-January or February, breaking up the drudgery of Brooklyn's drab gray sky, and ice-crusted cement. I'd arrive back in my urban abode, refreshed with memories of white-sand beaches, laid-back days and sun-kissed with a glow that re-charged my batteries and left me uplifted until spring's arrival. Without work taking me away somewhere toasty and tropical, an... Read the full story on Planet Green