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Aug

New attraction in New York City

Posted in Uncategorized  by Traveler on August 26th, 2009

Dancing naked at the hotel

If you have already seen the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Rockefeller Center, then perhaps it is time to visit another attraction in New York that you haven’t seen yet: The High Line’s Standard hotel.

You see, people have been flocking the park next to the hotel to see hotel guests who for whatever reason, decide to dance naked in front of the hotel’s huge glass windows. Some times, they openly engage in sexual acts for the world to see.

According to the article posted in the New York Post, “thrill-seekers yesterday flocked to the Meatpacking District’s newly christened High Line urban paradise to catch a glimpse of the free skin show playing out in the massive windows at The Standard hotel, which straddles the park”

They even included some pictures to illustrate the story

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2
Nov

Security breach in passport application leads to identity theft

Posted in International Travel, Uncategorized  by Traveler on November 2nd, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about how easy it would be for a hacker to steal the information embedded in the computer chip inside your passport.

Friday the State Department warned 400 passport applicants of a security breach in its records system that may have left them open to identity theft. Although the breach is not related to how your personal information is stored in your passport, it does represent a major issue that only increases the fear some people have about how their private information is handled by the government and the private sector.

The State Department have already notified 383 people (most from Washington DC) that their passport application containing personal information, including Social Security number may have been illegally accessed and used to open fraudulent credit card accounts.

The breach was noticed back in March, but the State Department has not released any additional information on how it occurred, other than to say that it is still under investigation. So far one man has been arrested and one State Dpt. employee had been reassigned and might face further disciplinary action pending completion of the investigation

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1
Aug

Welcome back!

Posted in Uncategorized  by Traveler on August 1st, 2008

After several months of taking the original blog down, I had to bring it back up. Traveling is still my passion and I felt like I was missing something by not being able to write about my experience. So I decided to bring my blog back, create new forum for people to share their travel experiences and opinions and continue writing about the travel industry.

I closed the blog when it was already hitting closed to 10,000 visitors a month and with several links to other blogs. I am hoping my old readers still find this site interesting and come back.

The reason I closed the original blog was because I was involved in another project and between my regular job and my other responsibilities I really didn’t have too much free time in my hands.

In the following dates, I will be posting my experience during my first visit to Las Vegas. A wonderful city that you should visit at least once. I got an unbelievable deal on the airfare and hotel and I’ll tell you all about it.

For now, that’s it. If you are an old reader, welcome back. If you are visiting the site for the first time, stick around and thank you for dropping by.

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