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There Will Be Attenborough: Discovery Premieres “Africa” Tonight

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, the makers of Life and the channel that brought you The Blue Planet and Planet Earth is premiering Africa, the newest installment in their epic quest to document the world in all its high-def and cinematic glory. Four years in the making, this seven-part series is a co-production with the […]

Lots Of People In The Online Travel Business Are Making Tons Of Money

Friday, January 4, 2013

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but recently, a lot of people in the online travel business have been making a lot — one could even say boatloads — of money. What, fellow travel blogger, you ask? Why haven’t you noticed much difference in your consistently depleting bank account (which, from the look of things, […]

5 Essential Tips For Freelance Travel Writers

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I was recently invited to speak at the headquarters here in New York City as part of a two-person panel discussion for their monthly Freelance Writers Meetup, an honor in it of itself, but even more so since I got to sit next to and speak along with the New York Times Travel editor […]

New Zealand Officially Issues The Coolest Passport Stamp, Ever

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is real… — michael-tritter (@michaeltritter) November 26, 2012   Ever kind of think that New Zealand is taking this whole Lord of the Rings thing too seriously? First came the Air New Zealand The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-themed airline safety video, complete with a Peter Jackson cameo, and now comes word of their […]

Girls Gone Wild In Bali

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For those of us from North America, spring break is known as the week when pasty Greeks and their college brethren from all over the country descend onto the warmer locales of Panama City, Cancun and Negril for a booze-fueled orgy of bucket beers, foam parties, regrettable tattoos and other activities that one can only […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July – September) of 2012 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

The Empire State Building Goes Vegas With New Light Show

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Visitors to New York City this holiday season will get the first chance to see the new light show that is The Empire State Building. Once home to stodgy monochrome lights that changed every week or so to reflect the time of the year (or a Giants Super Bowl win), the building has now upgraded […]

Your Donation May Fund The Next Big Thing In Travel Video

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gaston Blanchet and Kerrin Sheldon are the travel filmmakers behind the Kickstarter project Humanity.TV, a short-documentary series that intends to break away from the traditional travel host format and instead feature authentic stories of locals from all over the world telling their own stories in their own land. If successful, Humanity.TV will launch an online […]

Michael Palin: The Greatest British Traveler Of Our Age?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Everyone’s favorite ex-Monty Python member turned traveler turned three-year term as president of the Royal Geographical Society, Michael Palin, is back with a new travel series, Brazil With Michael Palin, which recently began airing on the BBC, and hopefully coming to a local station (or Netflix) soon. Palin, who long ago could have rested on […]

Hotel Of Doom Set To Open In North Korea After 25 Years Of Construction

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea, otherwise known to the world as “The Hotel of Doom” for various reasons — not the least of which is due to its Death Star-like appearance and its location in the world’s most reclusive country — is on track to finally open […]

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