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How to Travel Sharp

How to Travel Sharp Whether you plan to travel for work or play, flying can be a bore. Worse yet, cramped seating and shrinking leg-room can conspire to prevent the Sharpest of men from working, sleeping or looking particularly Sharp upon arrival. But wait,...

CityGuide: Las Vegas

If you haven’t been there lately, there’s a lot more to Las Vegas than gambling casinos and wedding chapels. In fact, a simple weekend in Vegas could almost substitute for a trip around the world. Read on for the SharpTravel short list of...

It's the Smoke: BBQ in Austin, Texas

"…It’s the smoke, man! It’s all in the smoke." A simple declaration, but it’s the only thing the folks from Austin, Texas will agree upon when they discuss (heatedly and repeatedly) the merits of barbecue. Oh — there is one other thing:...

Finding Urban Hotspots on the Web

Finding Urban Hotspots on the Web About to take your first trip to New York? Boston? Chicago? L.A.? Big cities are just that…BIG. Which means you can spend days wandering around without stumbling upon any of the hotspots. So if you want to see more than the Statue of...

Take a Walk on the Wild Side, Navy SEAL Style

Your cubicle walls slowly begin closing in on you. Almost imperceptibly at first, and then with growing speed. Is it an evil spirit inhabiting your desktop? No. It’s just time for a vacation. Now the big decision: do you want to sip a Mai...

Review of The Athletic-Minded Traveler

Staying fit is hard enough with only an hour set aside for your trip to the gym. When travel — business or pleasure — takes you away from that routine, keeping in shape becomes more difficult. Plus, when you’re on the road, eating out more...

48 Hours in the Big Easy

It’s an inevitable love-hate relationship: the business convention. Typically, a business convention means three to four days of unsupervised time spent in an unfamiliar environment. Sure, you have the obligatory meetings and conferences...

Hitting the Road for a Rivalry Weekend

Hitting the Road for a Rivalry Weekend Once again, fall is upon us and so is the blessed sacrament of football season. But not simply football season: college football season — a dimension of sight and sound of football purity — no free agents, no signing bonuses, and no player...

Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing So you ski. So you ski a lot. So you ski so much and so often that you know the moguls and turns of your local runs with your eyes shut. So. Ready for something better? Take the Sierra Nevada. For every skier who’s ever looked left while...

Holiday Trip to the In-laws

Holiday Trip to the In-laws I have never been a prisoner-of-war. I’ve also never been party to combat-related torture. Despite this, I maintain that the trip to the in-laws or the girlfriend’s folks’ house for the holidays has got to be somewhat similar. Well, maybe...

Ten Survival Tips for Travelers (and Others)

What with all of those What-To-Do-If-You’re-In-A-Statistically-Completely-Implausible-Situation handbooks out there, the Average Joe can pretty much learn how to survive just about anything...How To Survive A Riot (drive on back streets...

SharpVacations: Dive Around the World

With the remote reaches of the globe more accessible than ever, there are few "epic" adventures that have not been checked off of humanity’s Extreme Sports To-Do List. Forty people have stood on Mount Everest’s summit in just one day, both...

Traveling in Tokyo… on a Budget

Traveling in Tokyo on a budget: it’s as much fun as a morning visit to the dentist while struggling through a hangover. OK, maybe it’s not that painful. But given the high prices of meals, hotels, and admission to museums, many travelers...

The Concert Campaign

The Concert Campaign Sure, SharpTravel gives you the skinny on conquering the far reaches of the globe, but sometimes the conquest lies no farther than your own neck of the woods and the local music concert venue. The concert experience has evolved way beyond...