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Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?
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Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?

Google has quite a few search options that many people don’t know about (weight and money conversion, spelling, stock quotes) that display the information you’re looking for at the top of their page without having to click through to a specific site (of course the infamous “No Chuck Norris” search […]

My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago
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My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago

It struck around 2:45 in the afternoon on what had been a beautiful spring day. I was nearing the end of my contract as an English teacher at a middle school about an hour outside Tokyo. I’d been in good spirits due to the winding down of the workday and […]

How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]
How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]

How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]

The post that recieves the most comments here at The Expeditioner is one I wrote asking: “How Many Americans Have a Passport?” Rather than a discussion about the numbers involved and the process of getting a passport, the comments have mostly revolved around a debate about Americans and their place in […]

Live Tweeting The New York Times Travel Show 2012
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Live Tweeting The New York Times Travel Show 2012

This weekend is the 2012 New York Times Travel Show here in New York City, and in effort to court that ever-allusive 18-24 year-old demographic here at TheExpeditioner.com, I will be live tweeting the entire weekend. That means news updates, show information and live photos of such speakers as Adam […]

What Backpackers Really Do [Graphic]
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What Backpackers Really Do [Graphic]

Courtesy of our friend Toh Thiam Wei, an addition to the “What [Blanks] Really Do” meme. Feel free to share your own in the comments below. Here’s a handy meme generator to get you started: whatireally.memegenerator.net. [Graphic via Toh Thiam Wei of www.TwAndJo.wordpress.com]

A Glut Of New Cheap Flights Are Coming To Asia
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A Glut Of New Cheap Flights Are Coming To Asia

Good news Mr. and Mrs. I-haven’t-worn-pants-in-six-months, I-won’t-pay-more-than-one-dollar-for-lunch, that-street-vendor-won’t-get-away-with-charging-me-10%-more-than-the-locals, my-monthly-hostel-costs-equal-your-Netflix-fees, I’m-sick-of-Thailand-because-there-are-too-many-expats-like-myself-there backpacker in Asia, there’s going to be whole slew of new budget options for flights in the region coming up this year. As The WSJ is reporting, regional airliners including Cebu Air, Singapore Air, Tiger Airways, JetStar and AirAsia X […]

BackpackMojo.com Wants To Pay You To Help Others Travel Better [Q&A]
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BackpackMojo.com Wants To Pay You To Help Others Travel Better [Q&A]

The Expeditioner sits down (virtually) with Co-Founder Kevin Creusy Of BackpackMojo.com for a chat on how backpackers can travel better, what it’s like founding a startup and why Mars is the next Laos for backpackers. Imagine a scenario: You have a measly 12 vacation days off from work and the […]

Bourdain Announces Return Of New Season On April 9
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Bourdain Announces Return Of New Season On April 9

Travel Channel announced that Bourdain is returning April 9 for Season 8 of No Reservations, a great addition to an otherwise exciting spring for returning shows (both Mad Men and Game of Thrones will also be coming back in the next couple of months). Last season’s opener found Tony in […]

Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas
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Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas

Until January 31, 2012, rules regarding tourist visas for Turkey were, to say the least, blurry. How things used to be It was common practice for people entering the country on a 90-day holiday visa to simply pop over the border when their designated time had expired, renewing their 90-day allowance with […]

Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan
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Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan

For those of us in that vast portion of North America that has remained snow-free for most of the year, the idea of a snow monster haunting the frigid landscape outside the safe confines of our homes seems a bit abstract. But in Japan, it is a very real prospect, […]

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