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

Monday, August 9, 2010

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 was inevitable from a book with such runaway success. We’ve seen this story before: Peter Mayles helped ensure a rate […]

Bourdain Back In Beirut

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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 summer of 2006, in what turned out to be the beginning of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, and what also turned […]

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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 recently implemented $35 increase in processing fees for renewing your passport. Huh, missed the news on that fee hike? What’s […]

A Vacation To Adulthood? The Anti-Disney Theme Park

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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 a young hooligan myself, I remember playing in my front yard until the street lamps came on — my informal […]

Destinations To Help Cure World Cup Blues

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Now that the World Cup is officially over, outside of Spain, the world is feeling quite a void right now. One spin through your Facebook statuses will prove that. So when Team England bowed out of the tourney, the UK-based Wanderlust had more than enough reasons to create a list of destinations specifically focused to […]

Strippers On Rickshaws: Absolute Brilliance

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yup, my first post after “tying the knot” is likely to land me on the couch by new wife. During a neverending search for the ultimate bachelor party — which ended up at a martini-soaked karaoke bar in the middle of a cattle ranch — my friend happened to come across the PoleRiders blog and […]

The Rise Of The London Cycling Cafe

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The FT is reporting the latest trend in the London coffee scene: bikers! No, the Hells Angels have not taken to sipping Mochachinos and chai lattes in their free time. We’re talking about the old-fashioned, manual kind of bikes, the ones that have become oh-so-popular with the coffee-drinking, Millennial set. As the paper notes, just […]

Say Goodbye To Cheap NYC Lodging?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A new law was passed this month in New York that could potentially be a big headache for apartment renters and the budget-conscious travelers that love them. The New York Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal for homeowners to offer rentals of their property for less than 30 days, essentially deeming such […]

How Many Of The Top 21 Modern Structures Have You Come Across In Your Travels?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I enjoy tasting new, unique food. I love meeting new friends and getting to know the local culture. But, if there’s one thing I’m guilty of taking more pleasure in than anything else while traveling, it’s in seeing buildings. Guess what makes up about 90% of the photos I take while on the road? Yup, […]

Happy Canada Day: Long Live Kraft Dinners

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As 20% of TheExpeditioner.com is Canadian, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a happy Canada Day. Also, did you know Canadians call Kraft’s “Macaroni & Cheese,” “Kraft Dinner”? True story.

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