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Posts by Matt Haber

Everything Is an Excuse For an Adventure: Q+A with "The Telling Room" Author Michael Paterniti
  "A story is time itself, boxed and compressed," writes Michael Paterniti in his new book, The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the ... Read More
"How Did They Get Here?" Q&A with Lonely Planet Founder Tony Wheeler
Few people can claim they personally changed the way an entire generation sees the world. Tony Wheeler, who co-founded Lonely Planet with his wife Maureen... Read More
Where the Wild Things Are: Q&A with "Wild Ones" Author Jon Mooallem
"When the nation was founded, it didn't have a Sistine Chapel or any Great Books. It had coastlines gushing with oysters and crustaceans, forests crammed ... Read More
Finding America's Best Beers: Q&A with "The Audacity of Hops" Author Tom Acitelli
  The next time you find yourself enjoying a finely crafted beer, you might want to ask yourself what it took to bring that drink to your lips. Tom Acite... Read More
Richard Branson Inches Closer to Space Dreams
In what can only be described as one small step for space travelers, one giant leap for Virgin Galactic's publicity team, WhiteKnightTwo, a Sir Richard Br... Read More
Good News for Travelers: Congress Passes Bill to Restore Air Service
Well, that was fast. After a week of frustrating airport delays brought on by furloughed F.A.A. workers, Congress speedily passed a bill to return air traff... Read More
Surfing as Art and Lifestyle: Q&A with Saturdays' Colin Tunstall
Any store can put out a catalog or a little circular that focuses on its brand, but few would dare print a full-color, oversized glossy and sell it for $2... Read More
Cruise Booze: Q&A with Bruno Maddox
What's it like to mix drinks on a cruise ship? In the May issue of Travel+Leisure, writer Bruno Maddox tells all in I Was a Cruise Ship Bartender. Maddox... Read More
Why We Love Boston More Than Ever
As we, and the rest of the country, wait for information about the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, we'll be sending our hopes and prayers to that ci... Read More
Big Ben to Be Silenced During Thatcher Funeral
The iconic chimes of London's Elizabeth Tower (aka, Big Ben) will be silenced on Wednesday while Margaret Thatcher is laid to rest, according to various r... Read More
The Monocle Café Opens in London
Monocle, the London-based magazine of global affairs and style, is as well known for its in-depth articles about far-flung destinations as for its clean, ... Read More
See a Movie in Honor of Roger Ebert
Film critic and America's best-known movie fanatic Roger Ebert has died after a long fight with cancer that robbed him of his voice but never his smart, o... Read More
Carnival Triumph Back in Alabama Port
This week brought more bad news for Carnival Cruises when Triumph, the cruise ship that found itself stranded off the coast of Mexico following an electri... Read More
No Joke: Tiny Samoan Airline Will Charge Passengers By Weight
         We wouldn't blame your assuming that Samoa Air's recent announcement that it will be weighing customers and charging them based on their weight i... Read More
Camera Lost at Sea Near Maui Found on Taiwan Beach Five Years Later
Maybe there's hope for Brittania Fisher after all. Fisher, the Dallas woman who lost her wedding ring in the surf in Miami earlier this month, might be ha... Read More
Watch: 'Discover the Spirit of Japan' Video Goes Viral
Not every tourism board video posted on YouTube can boast nearly 1.3 million views in less than two weeks, but then, few of them have the same gentle, ope... Read More
F.A.A. May Be Considering New 'Airplane Mode' Rules
Good news for flyers who hate putting away their e-readers or tablets while on the runway: The F.A.A. may be considering changing its rules about the use of... Read More
Sale of Lonely Planet Confirmed
After weeks of speculation, BBC Worldwide, the for-profit division of the U.K. media organization, confirmed the sale of Lonely Planet to semi-reclusive tob... Read More
New York Post Bus Tour Brings Back Yesterday's News
For New Yorkers, The New York Post is like a member of the family. Sure, it can be sensationalistic and vulgar. (Sometimes both at the same time.) Once an... Read More
International Destinations for Cat Lovers
Where should a traveler completely obsessed with cats go for a feline-themed getaway? (Asking for a friend, of course.) Check out T+L's latest must-click ... Read More