Great reads #10

Space travel is soon a reality.From the last week, we've got space travel, mountain climbing, everyday travel, and body language tips. Read on for a Monday morning travel fix.

Travel articles from other sites

The Viator Travelblog writes about the different ways people 'travel' day after day, week after week, year after year. In "Art of Travel: 7 Trips to New Worlds" there are some fascinating examples of different kinds of travel that don't necessarily involve air planes or trains.

Travel Burner put together a roundup of spaceport plans around the world and when you can expect to book a trip into outer space. For all the options, read "Spaceports: Blasting Off Around the World". For more about space travel, we've covered Virgin Galactic's plans here at in "See the northern lights up close and personal" and "Fancy a journey into space?"

My Super-Charged Life writes about the reasons why he's in a travel rut, and what do to about it in "My Best Excuses for Remaining in a Rut". Worth a read, and if you're using the same excuses to avoid traveling, get off the computer and book something!

Traveling Stories Magazine writes about climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro in "Chilly up Kili - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro". I'm still not convinced about climbing mountains, but it reads like it's quite the adventure.

Upgrade: Travel Better covered how "Canada prohibits airlines from charging overweight passengers for an extra seat" a while back. I'm all for charging passengers that can't fit in one seat for two tickets, as they're using the space, but others disagree. Share your viewpoint in the comments below: Should oversize passengers be charged extra?

Other interesting reads around the web

Not much to do with travel, but plenty to do with people, these "25 Examples of Body Language" are a good primer to figure out the people you come across everyday - and their intentions.

In "Everything you know about absinthe is wrong", Salon busts the myths surrounding Absinthe. We've written about Absinthe before but the Salon article goes into much more depth. Read it to find out more than you ever really wanted to know about this mythical drink.



A Men's Health article outlines how to "Shop Once, Eat for a Week", and it has some great tips about buying groceries and cooking quick, easy, and healthy food from those groceries. It's a really useful shopping list, and I try to use this as a guide for my own eating.

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Nice tip on the meaning of body language. If you're traveling in a place where you don't know the language, knowing how to interpret physical language will be a huge help for you

Tyler Muse at Lingo Live on 18 November, 2013



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