After a series of long posts here on the Cheapest Destinations blog, here are some travel quickies from elsewhere to end the week.
Flickr photo by Reinhardt Shuldt
If somebody builds a solar-powered cruise ship, that’s a sailing I’ll sign up for. This Swiss Türanor catamaran is a good start. With a design that looks like a ship from Star Trek and the world’s largest lithium ion battery, the crew will be taking it along the equator on solar power. Here’s more on it from a Guardian article a few months ago. Since it’s already docked in the Baltic sea, why is the journey not starting until 2011?
A documentary called Gringo Trails is raising funds to shoot its last segment in Bolivia after looking at the Full Moon Party carnage in Thailand and backpacker haunts of Mali.
In a related note, the Land documentary about the complicated issue of gringos buying property in Nicaragua is in limited release now in Canada.
Almost Fearless says, if you like Anthony Bourdain, don’t read his awful new book.
Adventure Life says that strikes in Peru are disrupting travel, including around Cusco.
We know, we know. Americans don’t get enough vacation. But it could be worse—we could be in Japan. They win the prize as the most vacation-deprived country in the world.