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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 […]

Summit To Talk About

Friday, June 4, 2010

Apparently, summer is the season of summits. This year, Toronto is hosting the G20 — with much ado about something — and the Muskoka region of Ontario is hosting this year’s G8, with guest appearances from celebrity politicians. Well, for the most part — Muskokies just want to know about Obama. Recently, a group of […]

Bourdain On What’s In Store For No Reservations (Maybe Congo?)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Anthony Bourdain recently sat down with Eater for a two-part interview ahead of the release of his new book, Medium Raw: Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Amongst the mostly culinary-centric conversation, Tony was asked about what’s in store for No Reservations. I know you’re leaving […]

New Album By Carmen Souza, Be Prepared To Be Addicted

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All right, I really hate when people do this, but here it goes. Carmen Souza sounds like if Tracy Chapman and Ziggy Marley had a kid, and then the members of Rusted Root babysat that kid, then when it got older and went to music school it started to listen to a lot of Ella […]

A Lost Girl On Landing A Big Book Deal

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This week World Hum catches up with Amanda Pressner, one of the “Lost Girls” — their book, just came out in May — who shares her thoughts on leaving boyfriends for the opportunity to travel the world, getting along with travel companions on the road , and landing a major book deal. As luck would […]

Call to Action! Guatemala Needs Your Help

Monday, May 31, 2010

As many of you know, contributor Luke Armstrong lives and works in Guatemala, and many of the people his organization works with have been directly affected by the recent storm. In response, Luke forwarded the following call for help. The eruption of Volcano Pacaya and the arrival of Tropical Storm Agatha struck a devastating […]

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