Travel News

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

To the rest of the world: On behalf of all American travelers, I’m sorry. I know that according to recent polls, you think Americans are the worst tourists, and that angers me. Perhaps it’s not making much difference, but one of my goals through this humble site, and something I’m sure is a goal of […]

Thousand Of Fliers Bought First Class Tickets To Hong Kong For Only $33: Here’s What Happened

Thursday, July 19, 2012

As any modern savvy traveler knows, it’s worth your while to keep your eyes open for short-lived deals online and jump on them as soon as possible to take advantage of when the airliner computers take over a la Terminator and offer insanely low prices on normally expensive flights. (This happened to me in early […]

Get To Burma By 2013 Or Don’t Bother Going At All?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

There is a predictable pattern for the emergence of new travel hot spots around the world. First, that country must be mired in civil war or be under the thumb of an oppressive dictatorship that frowns upon outsiders entering their country (which has the perverse effect of staving off over-development and preserving culture at the […]

Thinking Of Not Washing Your Hands After Taking A Taxi In New York City? Think Again

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just in case you were one of the 50.6 million visitors to New York City last year, and you happen to be a germaphobe (or have a healthy aversion to the sudden onset of stomach ailments), you may want to think twice about not washing your hands after using a local taxi. New York magazine […]

I Wish Condé Nast Traveler Would Stop Putting Supermodels On Their Cover

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

As part of my never-ending duties here as Editor-in-Chief of The Expeditioner, I like to keep abreast of travel news, trends and the latest stories in recent travel publications, and to do so, I attempt to be a well-informed, avid reader in the travel genre, which, in the case of Condé Nast Traveler, came in […]

Is The Best Hostel In Spain In Cordoba?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What makes a good hostel? Just ask Jose Fabra Garrido, proud proprietor of the newly opened Bed & Be in Cordoba, Andalucia, because he has nailed it. Absolutely. Are there more aesthetically impressive buildings in the world? Yes. Are there more dramatic locations? Certainly. But traveler Jose has managed to achieve something many hosts claim […]

My Pictures From TBEX 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You know what you’re not supposed to do on a magazine-style site that focuses on narrative travel pieces and blog entries about travel news and trends? The answer: post your personal vacation pictures. I normally spare readers the pain of doing this, but when that vacation happens to include attending TBEX 2012 — the annual travel bloggers […]

Your Guide To The Denver International Airport Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In honor of TBEX 2012, the annual travel bloggers conference that is taking place this weekend in Colorado, I thought I’d take a look at something most everyone who is attending the conference will encounter on their way there: The most sinister airport in the world, Denver International Airport (DIA). And I’m not talking about […]

Breaking News: “No Reservations” Is Going Off The Air — Bourdain To CNN

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It’s official: No Reservations will be ending its run on Travel Channel this year to allow for Anthony Bourdain’s foray into primetime television hosting duties on CNN, as originally reported by TVNewsers’s Alex Weprin. As described in a statement issued by CNN Statement, the new show will be coming in early 2013, episodes will be shot […]

The Legend of Chateau Marmont

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

“Going down?” a voice in a thick Irish brogue asked as I entered the elevator. It was Colin Farrell. I wished I was, but alas, I was not. “Actually I’m going upstairs. Party in the penthouse,” I replied. “Maybe I’ll pop by there later.” One could only hope. Legendary studio honcho Harry Cohn famously remarked, […]

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