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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, […]

Klezmer Band Plays Set For Delayed Airplane [Video]

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

When Air Canada Flight AC 876 was delayed for 20 minutes last week, Lemon Bucket Orkestra — a klezmer band on board that was en route to Europe for a summer tour using funds they earned from busking on the street — decided to break out their instruments and treat the packed plane to an […]

7 Ways AirBnB Helps You Dive Into Local Communities

Monday, May 14, 2012

As much as couchsurfing is a boon to young, independent travelers (hello free roof over your head!), sometimes you need more autonomy and control in your accommodations. For the same price as a bunk bed at a hostel, you can score a pleasantly furnished room in a local apartment through or other similar sites (, […]

Help Fund A New Travel Show (There May Be Arepas In It For You)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last week I attended the launch of my friend Kate and Nora’s kickstarter campaign for their new foodie travel show, The Innocents Abroad (see the above video), a campaign in which they’re hoping to raise money to film even more epic and calorie-inducing episodes for use to pitch their show eventually to major networks. As […]

Queen Elizabeth II Has Been To Way More Than Countries Than You

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What are the odds you’ve been to more countries than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (or as I like to call her, sugar mama)? The answer: zilch. Turns out, since the Queen assumed power some time around the dawn of the Neolithic Era, she’s been to over 116 countries. Given that she became Queen in […]

Welcome To MissTravel.Com: The Airbnb For “Professional” Women And The Men That Love Them

Friday, April 20, 2012

Couchsurfing is the site for people who want to stay on other people’s couches; Airbnb is the site for people who want to stay in other people’s empty apartments; and is the site for women who want to stay in beds of completely strange rich men who will pay them to fly from wherever they […]

When Is The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bad news procrastinators, airline ticket fares are going up, and the best time to buy tickets keeps getting pushed further and further out in advance. And by in advance we’re talking 5 1/2 months in advance in some cases, as the NY Times discovered in a recent test of the best times to buy airline […]

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