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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April – June) 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 […]

Ikea To Open 100 Hotels

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Let the furniture assembly jokes begin! Ikea has announced that it will be opening 100 hotels throughout Europe in an effort to capture the budget-conscious, disposable furniture crowd who eschews luxury accommodations. According to the Financial Times, “[t]he hotels will not use the Ikea name and will not be run by the Swedish company but […]

Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from 4.2 million in 2011. Quite […]

Kon-Tiki Film Coming To Theatres [Video]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The film adaption of the famed travel book Kon-Tiki was recently released ahead of the movie’s North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film was directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, whose last film, Max Manus, is the highest-grossing film in Scandinavian history and the 2009 Norwegian Oscar entry for Best Foreign […]

How To See Every Flight In The World On Your Computer

Thursday, September 6, 2012

In the interest of finding the best travel sites on the web to help you wither away as much of your free time as possible, I present to you, an online visual guide of every plane in the air. Yes, as if harnessing omnipotent powers like those known only to Shiva and the head […]

Change The World By Doing Things You Love

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On The Expeditioner and plenty of other travel sites, there is an ongoing debate among travelers. It’s more of an agreement than a debate. Plane-loads of travelers not only want to see far-off lands, they want to put their time, talent and treasure towards a good cause along they way. It’s wonderful to hear about the […]

Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport

Thursday, August 23, 2012

To help accommodate the one million-plus visitors who visit Machu Picchu every year (up 30% in 2011 alone), the government of Peru has announced the construction of a new USD$460 million international airport near Cusco.

Boy Stuck In UAE After Suddenly Acquiring Fear Of Flying

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

11-year-old Joe Thompson, the son of a British businessman working in the remote UAE village of Al-Ain, recently came down with an acute fear of flying, and as a result, is stuck in the country with no way to get home to the U.K. other than to embark on a 15-day road trip that up […]

National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Geographic announced the winner of its 2012 photo contest, with the winning image going to Cedric Houin’s above shot of a family’s hut in Kyrgyzstan, a richly colorful and intimate picture that actually says quite more than what one initially observes. As one of the judges, National Geographic contributing photographer Alexandra Avakian, notes, “The content […]

Vote For Your Favorite Mini-Saga!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Olympics may be over, but here at The Expeditioner things are just beginning to heat up as the Mini-Sagas are in. The contest is officially closed to entries, but now you get to do something your Sunday school teacher told you never to do: judge people. (I suspect this isn’t the first time you’ve […]

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