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Graffiti As A Public Display Of Life

Friday, November 12, 2010

In Buenos Aires, it is everywhere. It is overwhelming. I remember walking around at night with a friend and asking about it. “Do you paint graffiti?” I asked. “No, no. I don’t. But, I like it. It shows you that there is life in the city.” Growing up with a Canadian mindset, for a while I […]

Andrew McCarthy: Travel Writer Extraordinaire?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last night, here in New York at the monthly Restless Legs Reading Series, Don George presented his new book (just in time for the holiday season he noted!), “A Moveable Feast,” a Lonely Planet-issued anthology of food-centric travel stories curated by Mr. George himself. After a brief introduction at the mic, Don announced that the […]

Free Travel EBook

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ever hear Brits or Canadians complaining that they can’t get this particular download on iTunes or that movie on NetFlix because of where they live? Well, time for them to exact a little revenge (well, the Brits at least). For those of you Exped readers in the U.K., HarperCollins is pre-releasing an electronic version of […]

In-Flight Wi-Fi: Victim Of Terrorism Scare?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gizmodo is reporting how the recent bomb scares will likely have the unintended consequence of delaying the rollout of in-flight wi-fi, a process that seems to be woefully behind schedule as it is. The problem? Wi-fi means its easier to set off a bomb remotely. Per Gizmodo: The trouble, according to Roland Alford of explosives […]

Do Australians Travelers Really Not Know How To Tip?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Did you know that Australians are apparently the world’s worst tippers? According to whom? Waiters, bartenders, surly New Zealanders? Nope, the Australians themselves. Turns out, they’re self-avowed bad tippers, but not out of spite. As one Australian notes, it’s a culture thing. We just don’t do it; it’s not part of our culture. Some Aussies […]

Matador Network Launching Magazine (Print That Is)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lately there were some hushed rumors going around the underworld that is the travel blogging world, and today we got confirmation. Exciting news over at Matador with the announcement today that the travel site/portal/social networking thing-a-ma-jig that is Matador is launching a print magazine that will be called BETA Mag. Per editor David Miller, “From […]

Statue’s Genitals: New York City’s Best Meeting Spot?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Who knew that New York City’s hottest meeting spot would be one highly discolored genital region of a giant statue by Colombia’s most famous artist? The NYT recently headed to the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle — a central location for visitors and residents alike — to check out what has emerged as one […]

A Tour Guide Spills The Beans

Friday, September 24, 2010

As if I needed any more reasons to avoid organized tours, Budget Travel recently published this tour guide’s exposé, revealing some of the tricks and truths about the trade. Ever notice how tour guides conveniently happen upon quaint gift shops or authentic restaurants toward the end of the tour? Not surprisingly, many are on the […]

Let Them Drink Sparkling Water!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today, I am in wonder of the world. In a good way. I saw an article in a newspaper at work. I had to sit down a minute and really think about what it was that shook me. The headline read: “Paris Introduces Sparkling Water Fountains.” I then found a similar article in the Guardian. […]

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