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The Neverending Honeymoon
The Neverending Honeymoon

The Neverending Honeymoon

I met Bessie and Kyle at this year’s Travel Blog Exchange conference here in New York this summer, and have been meaning to write about them and their incredible trip for a while now. I […]

Move Over Picasso, Here Comes Shrek
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Move Over Picasso, Here Comes Shrek

Paramount Pictures recently announced that it will be opening its very first theme park in Murcia, Spain, in what can surely be considered a vast improvement to a country where, let’s face it, there’s really […]

Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)
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Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)

When I first heard the term “flashpacker,” I instantly thought of the Bill Bryson book, “A Walk in the Woods.” The main characters are hiking the Appalachian Trail and running into people representing, more or […]

Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)
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Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)

Rolf Potts, author of “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There” and receiver of all questions travel-related in the column “Ask Rolf” on World Hum, has decided to pack his bags this late August and hit the […]

How To Scare People From Ever Flying Again
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How To Scare People From Ever Flying Again

“This is an emergency announcement. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water.” — Announcement heard by 275 passengers aboard a Tuesday-night British Airways flight from London to Hong Kong. The message […]

There’s Hope For Cruising: Libation Innovations
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There’s Hope For Cruising: Libation Innovations

I’ve always taken one of my Grandfather’s saying to heart: You simply can’t make soup out of poop. He certainly had a knack for restoring things that couldn’t have otherwise been resurrected without his magic, […]

“Eat, Pray, Leave”: Let The Backlash Begin
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“Eat, Pray, Leave”: Let The Backlash Begin

Seven million copies, 170 weeks and counting on the New York Times Best Seller List, and one Julia Roberts-starring movie later, Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” may, surprisingly, just be entering the backlash phase that […]

Bourdain Back In Beirut
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Bourdain Back In Beirut

Ahh, isn’t alliteration so fun? Remember that most famous of “No Reservations” — the one where Tony and crew get caught in the crosshairs of a little squabble between Lebanon and Israel back in the […]

Run, Don’t Walk To Your Nearest Passport Renewel Office
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Run, Don’t Walk To Your Nearest Passport Renewel Office

You, the intrepid traveler, insider to all things travel and keen to the newest travel trends, were already smart enough to turn in your application before July 13, 2010, thus beating the clock on the […]

A Vacation To Adulthood? The Anti-Disney Theme Park
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A Vacation To Adulthood? The Anti-Disney Theme Park

The youth are starting to change. Walking through the streets of cities of the world and talking with locals, I have found discrepancies between my own (not-too-long-ago) childhood, and that of the “kids” today. As […]



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