Backpacking

Another Phuket? This One In The Philippines

Friday, July 16, 2010

Is it me or does it seem like every time a new tiki bar or hotel opens up on a Southeast Asian island, the inevitable, “The next Phuket” tag seems to creep in? Which begs the question: how many Phukets can there be, and do we really need or want more than one? This week […]

Beating The Travel Blues When You Are Alone

Friday, July 16, 2010

Traveling solo can be daunting and, often times, exhausting. It pushes you mentally, emotionally and physically. Not only can you have a cerebral malfunction due to a cultural overload, but you have to learn to do things by yourself. However, it is through traveling alone that one can experience a personal shift, a new-found independence, […]

Road Trip: Lonely Planet Style

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summertime means road trip time, and Lonely Planet is helping you out by giving away free — one every week — PDF copies of their themed itineraries ahead of the release of their book, USA’s Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America (oh, to be that disappointed 100th road trip that just missed the cut, […]

Video: Laos By Boat

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yves Schiepek took a pretty epic trip throughout Southeast Asia, including stops in Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia, documenting most of the trip here on his Vimeo page. The above video is taken from the Laos portion of his trip where, it appears, he spent much of the time tooling around on a speedboat checking […]

Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap

Thursday, July 8, 2010

GoMad Nomad recently introduced a new “Ask GoMad Nomad” feature on their site (à la the seemingly defunct “Ask Rolf” series on World Hum). In its inaugural post, GoMad tackles a very familiar question that pretty much all travelers face at one time or another: How to travel without going broke? GoMad recommends exploring the […]

World Cup Dispatch: Part Six (Every Match Must Have An End)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Contributor Andrew Post is traveling in the U.K and Ireland for the next two weeks covering the World Cup and his trip for TheExpeditioner.com. This week he’s in North East England before heading to Dublin, then on to Scotland. Minus any hooligan-related incidents, Andrew will be checking in with dispatches along the way. God help […]

Exploring Cambodia And Vietnam Through The Eyes Of “La Marguerite”

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Most cruise lines seek to provide its customers with what I call the “Best Of” trip (e.g., “See the Best of the Mediterranean: From Scenic Livorno to the Seascapes of San Tropez”). While this is probably a very lovely way to sail and explore, I often want to experience all of what a country has […]

World Cup Dispatch: Part Five (Tales Of A Haggis Virgin)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Contributor Andrew Post is traveling in the U.K and Ireland for the next two weeks covering the World Cup and his trip for TheExpeditioner.com. This week he’s in North East England before heading to Dublin, then on to Scotland. Minus any hooligan-related incidents, Andrew will be checking in with dispatches along the way. God help […]

A Hammock Cruise: Getting Into The Swing Of Things

Friday, June 25, 2010

There are some people who choose to remain busy, and there are those that are able to take things as they come. Then there are those people who can do both. Finding a balance may start in a hammock. Figuring out how to relax while away is probably one of the biggest obstacles for most […]

World Cup Dispatch: Part Four (Man v. Fire: Time’s Oldest Rivalry)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Contributor Andrew Post is traveling in the U.K and Ireland for the next two weeks covering the World Cup and his trip for TheExpeditioner.com. This week he’s in North East England before heading to Dublin, then on to Scotland. Minus any hooligan-related incidents, Andrew will be checking in with dispatches along the way. God help […]

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