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AP reports that a passenger on a Boston – LA flight emerged nude from the bathroom and tried to open the emergency exit. He was subdued by members of a professional soccer team that was on board.

Curious about Paul Young’s holiday adventures? Find out all about it in The

Comments:2 published this year’s list of the 10 Best Airports worldwide including Hong Kong (1st place), Munich Airport and Copenhagen Airport. No US airport made the list, which is dominated by Asian and European airports.

Rome has banned snacking near its famous monuments in… read full article

Comments:1 lists the top 10 most blatant uses of sex for marketing purposes in aviation. An interesting and funny read.

Bored at the Beach? The Independent lists 10 travel games to take with you on holiday.

The Guardian has a historical review of the great classical French… read full article



Hotel News. Last Wednesday Belgian police raided the Hotel Conrad, a luxury Brussels hotel located on the exclusive Avenue Louise, to free fifteen slaves of a UAE emir’s widow from captivity.

Shopping in Rome. Good news for shopaholics traveling to Rome this weekend: summer



French culture: On Gadling find tips on how to kiss hello in France and how many check kisses to exchange depending on the region.

Nudist vacation resort: recommends Le Cap d’Agde, the most famous naturist beach in France.

Hotel news: Globorati announces the opening… read full article



Heading off to London for a city shopping break? Visit Gridskipper to see the map of London’s loveliest lingerie boutiques.

Traveling to Stockholm, Sweden this weekend? On read information on the Midsummer festival and get ready to celebrate the summer solstice in the Swedish way… read full article



Dreaming of a honeymoon in Europe? A Luxury Travel Blog recommends three romantic Italy hotels: Hotel Caesar Augustus in Anacapri, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, and Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina in the Dolomites.

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Hollywood star Brad Pitt is to design a new eco-friendly hotel in Dubai.

Croatia bans foreign tourists from bringing their own food into the country.

China releases a Do and Don’t list for travelers attending… read full article



On Brave New Traveler, read why it is useless to boycott the Beijing Olympic Games

Check out The New York Times review of 5-star Madrid Hospes Hotel.

On the Washington Post, find info on the new National Museum of Crime & Punishment… read full article



Dreaming of a jet-set holiday on the French Riviera? Book a stay in Monte Carlo and get ready to spend a night with celebrities at Flavio Briatore’s Billionaire Club.

If you are a ‘Sex and the City’ fan planning a trip to NY, visit the new… read full article



Grand Hotel Rimini celebrates 100 years. The splendid 5-star hotel that inspired Italian film director Federico Fellini for his Academy-awarded movie Amarcord, was designated national historic landmark in 1994 and is now member of the Italian Select Hotels chain.

The recent ban on pigeon feeding in Venice, Italy… read full article



Dreaming of a romantic wedding in France? Get more information about wedding tourist season in Paris on the International Herald Tribune.

Planning a trip to NY? Take the New York Pizza Tour and discover the best pizza restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx… read full article



Hotel Chatter recommends the Golden Tulip Hotel Tritone in Venice Mestre, Italy to all music fans going to the Heineken Jammin’ Festival.

On Gadling, have a look at the bizarre design of the new National Library in Prague, Czech Republic



Dreaming of meeting celebrities on your next summer vacation? According to, you might spot Heidi Klum at Hotel Su Gologne in Sardinia, Italy, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks at the Marmara Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey, or even George Clooney and his Hollywood friends on… read full article



Looking for a luxury Prague hotel ? Check out the great review of Prague Imperial Hotel on the New York Times.

Planning a Rome vacation ? According to Travel, a visit to Ostia Antica archeological site is a must-do.

Flying to… read full article