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Video: Anthony Bourdain On The Daily Show

Friday, April 6, 2012

In case you missed it, Mr. Bourdain dropped by The Daily Show last night to speak with Jon Stewart about the correlation between food and sex. Here’s the video from that illuminating discussion.


Why Plane Ticket Prices Aren’t Going Down Anytime Soon

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bad news: Airfares prices are going up, and they’re likely going to stay that way until scientists finally crack the code of cold fusion. The LA Times recently took a look at some of the factors behind the rise in prices, and the news is grim for those hoping the increase is simply a blip. […]

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Exclusive: Airlines Attempt To Improve Industry By Purchasing Rainbows And Hiring Unicorns

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It’s really no secret that the airlines have perfected the art of gauging, devaluing the passenger, and poetic complacency. Perfected in the most beautiful sense. For example, how often have you tolerated the unpredictable ebb and flow of prices, paid far too much for a flight, endured the meaningless airline traditions (the small end goes […]


Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York […]


Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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 results in something quite different). […]


My Experience During The Japan Earthquake One Year Ago

Friday, March 9, 2012

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 the promise of the weekend. […]

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

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

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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 the world. Or, more specifically, […]


Live Tweeting The New York Times Travel Show 2012

Friday, March 2, 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, I will be live tweeting the entire weekend. That means news updates, show information and live photos of such speakers as Adam Richman, Rick Steves, Arthur Frommer, […]


What Backpackers Really Do [Graphic]

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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: [Graphic via Toh Thiam Wei of]


A Glut Of New Cheap Flights Are Coming To Asia

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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 are all eyeing budget flights […]

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