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Happy Canada Day: Long Live Kraft Dinners

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As 20% of 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.

UPS Luggage Box: 1, Airline Luggage Fee: 0

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jaunted is reporting that almost $800 million dollars of checked baggage fees were handed over to the airlines this year. In a money-strapped industry, I can’t see them waving those fees out of the goodness in their hearts anytime soon. So the masterminds behind UPS saw an opportunity, and they came up with a little innovation that will give […]

Not In Town For The 2010 Travel Blog Exchange Conference? Some Alternatives

Friday, June 25, 2010

This weekend marks the second annual Travel Blog Exchange conference, where bloggers, writers, industry-insiders, and two confirmed Eskimos (I know, weird, huh?) will be in New York City for a weekend full of scholarly lectures, liquid-fueled mixers, and almost certain World Cup-viewing excursions. Unfortunately for most, the conference sold out months ago, but fortunately for […]

Your Guide To Dodging The G20

Friday, June 25, 2010

Yesterday there was tension in the air. Riding around downtown Toronto, doing some errands, it was clear that drivers and transit-drivers seemed to be in a foul mood. Maybe it’s the increased police presence or the closure of the city’s businesses, but the car-honks and streetcar-dinging were just the minor displays of frustration and irritation. […]

Which Epic Sporting Event Would You Go To This Summer?

Friday, June 25, 2010

So, now that it’s officially summer on the calendar, and Montana has finally caught up to the idea of “summer,” I’m getting pretty jacked up. I say this because, as I was watching the morning session of Sportcenter to catch up on missed World Cup action, I realized the World Cup is just a sliver of […]

Human Ants in Guatemala

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Special thanks to The Expeditioner´s readers for support given to Guatemala when duel disasters struck May 2010. Though bound by the usual array of parental rules as a child, when I sat next to an ant hill, it was as if I were an omnipotent God. Gazing down from on high, I would sometimes bestow Fruit […]

Why Is Street Food So Damn Good?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I’ve often wondered, often in the voice of Seinfeld, what is the deal is with street food? It’s usually thrown together in the most unsanitary of shacks, or the shoddiest of carts, held together by duct tape. There’s often some kind of funky ingredient that you’ll no doubt write home about, and the final dish is, […]

Frommer Watch: Arthur v. PETA?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh man, this is one group you do not want to pick a fight with. It all started innocently enough, last month, when the emperor of excursion himself, Arthur Frommer, offhandedly mentioned in a post that families should visit SeaWorld over competing theme parks due to its “educational value for a young audience.” Well, this […]

2010 Summer Travel Trend: World Cup Flip Flops And T-Shirts?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Looking for an alternative to that flag patch on your backpack to display your nationalistic pride while traveling this summer? Turns out, with World Cup fever firmly infecting the globe, one of this year’s hottest summer trends (or, at least, this according to Jaunted) are the World Cup-themed sandals made  by Havaianas. These limited edition […]

Put Away The Resume, Introducing The New “Frugal Traveler”

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time to put away the resume, looks like The New York Times has themselves a new Frugal Traveler. No sooner had we learned that Matt Gross, the former Frugal Traveler was hanging up his Lafuma SkyRace OT trail runners, then it was announced that “Weekend in New York” columnist Seth Kugel would be taking over […]

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