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Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino and Malta

Busking with Johnnie Mac

Johnnie Mac (didgeridoo) busking with a local musician in Prague. (Frugal Traveler)

Dream of the Toad


3 travel tips I wish I’d learned a lot earlier

How to find the gas tank on the rental car. For most of my car-renting life I’d just guess as I drove up to gas station—and usually, I’d guess wrong. I didn’t know that the little gas pump icon on the fuel gauge tells you which side the tank is on. Either there’s a little arrow pointing the way, or it’s on the same side as the hose on the icon.

Airline to charge for carry-on bags

China's homegrown wine scene

My two previous visits had been in 2002 and 2008 and on the second I had been deeply depressed by the fact that, while the rest of the world was making better wine with every vintage, the quality of the Chinese wine seemed to have stagnated.

Brunch at Shanghai's M on the Bund

M on the Bund
View from M on the Bund in Shanghai

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