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Amazon lists 36,189 travel books. Here’s why the world needs 36,190.

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With almost 40,000 travel-related books already published and collecting dust on people’s shelves, you wouldn’t think that the world needs even one more tome about travel—but you’d be wrong. And here’s why.

How to use hotel wifi without instantly getting all your bank accounts hacked.

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With wifi now becoming a standard feature at even the crappiest of hotel chains (finally), it’s very important to know how to keep you and your passwords safe while surfing the Interwebs on these unsecured public networks.

Afraid of flying? I’ve got 3 words: “Detachable passenger cabin.”

In what can only be seen as a gross misinterpretation of airline passenger fears, a man recently invented a way to ostensibly make commercial flight safer for nervous passengers that only scares the crap out of them more.

Travel watches (How long have we been parked on this @#$!%!! tarmac?)

My top travel watches.

Traveling today can kill hours of your life that you’ll never get back. And what better way to spike your blood pressure than by knowing exactly how much of your life is slipping through your fingers right down to the second. And that’s why they invented watches. Here are some of my favorites.

How to navigate foreign cities without annoying the foreigners who live there.

Citymapper App

Let’s face it, foreigners are different and scary — they act weird, they watch unfamiliar TV networks, and they speak those funny, consonant-heavy languages. How are you supposed to deal with all that noise? Well, thanks to a great new travel app, you don’t ever have to.

Like to travel? Here’s why you’re better than other people.

Photo of the Great Pyramids in Egypt

Many Americans believe that — since they live in “the world’s greatest country” — there’s no point in going abroad other than to ignorantly belittle and/or offend foreign cultures. But what if experiencing the world at large served your own craven self-interest? Here’s 15 reasons why it might.

Medieval abbey snags coveted “World’s Biggest Moat” title.

Mont Saint-Michel

Frankly, the judging in this year’s World’s Biggest Moat contest wasn’t even close. Certainly there were a number of solid contenders, but the winner took Gold in a massive landslide. No, no, that’s not it. I meant, flood. A massive flood. Yeah, that’s it.

The truth behind turning off electronic devices before takeoff.

For years, you’ve probably been puzzling over the most mysterious question of the ages: “Why do airline passengers have to turn off our electronic devices before take-off?” Will it really crash the plane? Well now, finally, there’s a good answer. Or three.

Confused film-maker thinks San Francisco is Gotham City, Batman is Clark Kent.

Toby Harriman

While Toby Harriman is probably a very nice guy, he has stepped into a snake’s nest of controversy by naming his latest film “Gotham City SF.” Sure, his film is an amazing look at the San Francisco Bay Area by night, but that’s not going to hold back the nerd shit-storm for long.

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