Air travel is an indulgence. Purchasing carbon offsets is one way for eco-conscious fliers to assuage their guilt. But, as Annalee Newitz notes at AlterNet, throwing money at guilt is never a long term solution.
WARNING! The Traveler’s IQ Challenge is highly addictive. My top score is 577,666. If you can beat that, I’ll give you a full refund on this column.
For those thoroughly disillusioned with United States politicians, here’s an uplifting proposal from 2 U.S. Senators who want to revive the GI Bill and guarantee war veterans a college education.
Intelligent Travel just launched a really cool feature called “Golden Eye” that highlights striking photography from around the world. Aspiring photographers take note: Intelligent Travel is a National Geographic publication, and they’re asking people to contribute their best travel shots!