This Week’s Wandering News

Here’s a wrap-up of some of this week’s travel-related news:

[who is the next passenger?, originally uploaded by swallowtail.]

For those of you who are skitchy about plane rides or catching random diseases while abroad, The Seattle Times reports that motor vehicles are the biggest killer of travelers outside the country – with a tragic anecdote involving some yaks.

How reliable is the web as a travel resource? Tim Wu explores rock climbing in Thailand sans guidebook over at Slate, relying only on WikiTravel and other sites for his planning, and his trip nearly becomes a disaster.

Be careful where you protest – via China Digital Times, four Americans were arrested at Everest’s base camp after calling for Tibetan independence and protesting the Beijing Olympics (includes YouTube video).

In the Pacific Northwest this weekend? Road trip it to Bellingham, WA for April Brews Day and enjoy beers from 11 different breweries [Seattlest].

While The New York Times travel pieces generally give little consideration to cost, their new Affordable Europe package lists less pricey options in Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, etc.; includes a clickable map and “Where to stay under 125 euros.”

Happy Travels!

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