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A Look At Deprivation: Travel’s Newest Trend?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I remember my friends getting back from their weekend trip in Las Vegas. I remember wondering what kind of time they had, never having been to the city that actually never sleeps. I remember the husband saying, “it was more like time on, than time off.” The phrase made me laugh out loud. A recent […]

Travel Booking Meets Online Dating?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ever wanted your travel booking experience to resemble something more like that of online dating than, well, online booking? Well, maybe Kayak’s come closest. Stay with me here. Perusing around the site the other day I cam across their new “Explore” feature which, as you can see above, is a graphic representation of the cheapest […]

The Future Of NYC Taxis: 3 Brutal Finalists For The Job Of “City Icon”

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New York City recently announced the three final taxi designs duking it out for a winner-take-all cage match to receive an exclusive contract for the next decade’s worth of sales and service in the city. Currently served by Ford, the ironically named TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) opened up proposals in 2009 for exclusive rights […]

Tragedy On The High Seas Makes CNN And Carnival Look Like Extreme Sissies

Monday, November 15, 2010

Let´s start by hanging my biases against cruise ships out on the line. I´ve always been of the opinion that a cruise ship is to travel as a bowl of whale blubber is to part of this balanced breakfast. It´s traveling only in that you are constantly in motion. But if we are going to […]

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 […]

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