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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 […]

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 […]

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