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It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another roundup of Blinks, the Bing editors’ favorite links to travel-related stories from around the Web.
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Here are some of our recent favorites:
We always try to learn the local customs when we travel abroad, and make extra sure to not violate any cultural taboos. However, when it comes to the custom of tipping, it’s tough to keep track of the who, when and where. With Condé Nast’s new guide to tipping around the world, travelers now have a compass to navigate them through tipping customs in more than 25 countries. (via Jaunted)
A little music can often get you in the mood for some travel. Even if you don’t have an upcoming vacation planned, WorldHum’s top 40 travel songs of all time would be a perfect soundtrack for your commute or time on the treadmill. (WorldHum)
Just like an apple a day keeps the doctor away, Fodor’s tip of the day keeps travel mishaps away. A couple of our recent favorites: Pack snack bars to tide you over, and plan a late-night museum visit. (Fodor’s)
Airline food is an easy target for jokes, but sometimes, it can actually be pretty good. Gadling has started a new recurring column called the Mile High Dining Club. First up for review: Air France. According to Gadling, the airline does some things well and others, not so much. Let’s just say that this proves that good wine can cover a multitude of sins. (Gadling)
Great photographs can be a perfect souvenir of your travels. Though taking great photos requires some basic knowledge and skill, now we know how to compose travel photos using the Rule of Thirds. (Tripso)
not sure why my beloved song "November rain" was not listed there:
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