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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 […]

Escape The Crowds At The 2010 World Cup

Friday, May 28, 2010

I’ve come down with football fever and it might be from all the pre-World Cup coverage that is going on. Countries and companies across the world are promoting their teams everywhere from YouTube tonormal tube. There have been whole segments on the radio dedicated to soccer balls and fancy shoes. An article in The Wall […]

The End Of The Frugal Traveler?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In some very sad news this morning, Budget Travel is reporting that Matt Gross of The New York Times is leaving his post as the Frugal Travel, one of the, if not the most, popular — and frequently most e-mailed — recurring articles in the paper. No word yet if Matt’s going to be filing […]

What Do You Think Of The New BootsnAll Design?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If you’ve visited BootsnAll during the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed their site went through a pretty dramatic re-design. Why, I wonder? Recent break-up, perhaps, with GoNomad? The web-equivalent of getting a new haircut and going out and buying a new wardrobe? Maybe it was just time for a 2.0 update, with larger […]

Break Out The Tents: Your Guide To This Summer’s Music Festivals

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rain or shine, summer means music. Most memories surrounding easy-season-living has been captured in my mind by a song or playlist or a concert that we had to find some way of getting to. The sun and heat conjure up images of plastic cups and dirty feet. From the corners of my mind. So, when […]

Signs: No Fishing In Toilets In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This week the NYT asked readers to send in their best strange signs from abroad, and this was the result. Some highlights? #24: When in Saudi Arabia, it’s okay to sit on the toilet, but please refrain from fishing in it, no matter how tempting your catch may be.

Family Vacations Are Becoming Family Adventures

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not long ago, it was common to read a family’s vacation itinerary to include theme parks, beaches, and guided tours of museums or cathedrals. Nowadays, with the increased capacity to boldly go where few folks have gone before, family vacations are turning into, what Bella English refers to in her article in The Boston Globe […]

When Weighing Your Options, Choose Choice Air

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I love options. It’s one of the main reasons that, although the country provides some serenity, that I choose to live in a city. If I want a loaf of bread, I can choose from hundreds of local bakeries. If I need batteries, I can walk within a one-mile radius and find enough battery power […]

Happy Birthday Glacier National Park

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Looking back, there is really only one reason that I ended up in the state of Montana: the awesome beauty of Glacier National Park. After finishing school on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, I deemed it only appropriate that I continue to surround myself with that kind of majestic beauty. A previous road trip through the park […]

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