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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 […]

How Has Hurricane Sandy Affected Travel In New York City?

Friday, November 2, 2012

When I was typing the first sentence of this post, the New York City Marathon was on. I was going to raise the question as to whether or not our readers thought that decision was a good call considering the controversy that was erupting over the mayor’s decision to proceed with it. New York City sets […]

What Is The Longest Nonstop Flight In The World?

Friday, November 2, 2012

One of the first questions people asked me ahead of my past trip from New York to Africa was how long the flight was going to be, to which I would answer, “I don’t know, a few hours.” Well, it was actually 14 hours, 55 minutes, by far the longest flight I had ever taken […]

5 Of The Most Beautiful Countries You Should Think Twice About Visiting

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The U.K. Foreign Officer recently compiled a list of countries that: a) you should not travel to, and b) those that you should travel to only if you must. These warnings, as listed by The Telegraph, are focused in areas of the world that have experienced political, social and economic turmoil within the past few years. As a […]

Travel Blogger Makes Time’s 25 Best Blogs 2012 List

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Congrats to Earl Baron of the eponymously named site who made Time’s 2012 25 Best Blogs List this year (in 2011 The Everywhereist made the list, and in 2010 it was Everything-Everywhwere). For those of you unaware of Earl’s site, it’s focused on his 13-year-and-counting trek around the world, which has included over 83 countries and […]

Here’s Your Chance To Win A Free GoPro HD Camera!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You read that right, as part of the launch and my inclusion in the newly launched Veria Voices program, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own GoPro HD Hero, and all you have to do is enter your e-mail address for your chance to win — simple as that. Just click through here to […]

How To Indulge Your Inner Sweden (You Know You Have One)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The chances you’re going to have any run-ins while visiting Sweden with any brooding, teenage vampires; maniacal, neo-fascist manufacturing magnates; or new fathers displeased with their forced 60-day paternity leaves are probably slim to none (sorry). However, if you’re looking to explore some of the sites around Stockholm and the rest of the country made […]

What’s Going On With Wikitravel?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

For anyone that’s ever typed in the word “Travel” followed by a country’s name in Google, chances are you’re familiar with the site Wikitravel. The reason? It seems that for just about every Google search involving travel, Wikitravel comes up as one of the top three results. (Try it: Travel India, Travel Argentina, Travel South […]

How To Help Invest In The Future Of Guatemala

Friday, October 5, 2012

In the current presidential election there is a lot of talk about safety nets. Without being political, I’ll say that the most in the developed world have them, and they tend to be pretty effective overall. In the third world, these nets often don’t exist, or are filled with human-sized holes. What this means is […]

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