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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 […]

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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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How I Became A Man v. Food Show Convert

Thursday, September 23, 2010

There’s no question Anthony Bourdain reigns king over everything travelers dream about — getting paid traveling around the world with a film crew documenting it all. His snarky personality and textbook Kung Fu displays create perhaps the purest travel show that exists. When the Travel Channel was bought by the the owners of the Food […]

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The Lost Girls Ink Television Contract

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Deadline Hollywood has announced that travel bloggers and recent authors, The Lost Girls, whose eponymous book was release earlier this year, have inked a deal to send their story to Hollywood. As reported: “ABC has given the company and Warner Bros. TV a put pilot commitment for an untitled hourlong project based on the blog […]

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The Neverending Honeymoon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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 know, that was over two months ago, things got  a little busy, okay? Anyway, what I gleamed from Kyle as […]

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Move Over Picasso, Here Comes Shrek

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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 not a lot to see there anyway. As it is, Spain only attracts 52.2 million people a year (third in […]

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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 less, a microcosm of society. One person they met was totally and utterly clueless about what it takes to complete […]

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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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 road, traveling through 12 countries, five continents, and crossing the equator four times. So what, you ask? People do these […]

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How To Scare People From Ever Flying Again

Friday, August 27, 2010

“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 was a mistake. [Yahoo]

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There’s Hope For Cruising: Libation Innovations

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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, but he certainly knew when to throw in the towel when something was beyond repair. This may not be the […]

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