Looking Back And Looking Ahead: Editor-In-Chief Matt Stabile Drops Some Knowledge On Us
Friday, January 8, 2010
Manning the controls of TheExpeditioner can often be a delicate waltz (something like Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes might be more accurate). Here, Matt lets us into his 2010 plans and lessons learned along his ’09 travels.
There are extremely cheap flights from the U.S. to Central America this winter, so I’m hoping to get down to Costa Rica and Nicaragua soon (perhaps for my 30th birthday). I try to avoid making travel plans more than a couple months out, but there are a few Asian destinations on my radar for 2010 including, in no particular order: Borneo, Vietnam, and India.
What I learned in 2009:
- Despite its best intentions, preventive malaria medication doesn’t always work.
- Absinthe is a sure-fire way to bond with hostelmates.
- The best bus rides in the world are the ones where you have to help push it once in a while.