I'm not posting any stories now, instead just posting some links about travel that you might find interesting..
Sick of bad news with recent events in Bangkok, especially stranded tourists in airport? Here's one remedy, Air Asia to give away 100,000 free seats on flight to Thailand
Sick of news about how bad world economy is? Here's some bright sides from tourism. If you have time and saving to spare, there's never be better time to travel then now. Happy New Year 2009: The Year of Travel Deal!
Still not sure? Here's a quick update from lonelyplanet on how to make your travel affordable.
Have a nice weekend and happy travel!