Travel News

From Carry-ons To The Mile High Club: A Flight Attendant Tells All

Monday, April 26, 2010

The airlines, for the average Joe like myself, is an industry shrouded in this kind of mystery. I’ve definitely flown my fair share of times, but I truly don’t know any more about its operations than that of potato farming. The recent book published, Betty In The Sky With A Suitcase, contains stories from airline […]

The Great Debate: NYC vs. SF

Friday, April 23, 2010

It seems that North Americans are perpetually torn and divided on which “coast” to favor. Seeing as the United States and Canada are such expansive countries, it’s a luxury to be able to judge those on the other side of the nation. In Canada, there is a quiet, yet pervasive, rivalry between Vancouver and Toronto […]

Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?

Friday, April 23, 2010

There’s been some buzz lately here in New York about fake signs cropping up in the NYC subway system. Designed to look like official decrees from the MTA, these posters instruct riders to avoid doing those ever-so-annoying things you’d be surprised people actually do, and quite often I might add, such as clipping their nails […]

Ten Weird Cities, In No Specific Order

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just when you think that your city is somewhat unique and interesting, you read an article that makes your head explode. Cities with underground offices, street dogs that can navigate the underground transit system, and a British-themed residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Shanghai are just a few of the “10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth”, an article posted on […]

Meet Mali’s Jimi Hendrix: Bassekou Kouyate

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bassekou Kouyate can be thought of as the Jimi Hendrix of Mali. But instead of the guitar, Kouyate is a master of the ngoni, the ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa (and probably at many Phish shows as well). Backed by his band — Ngoni Ba (four ngonis — all played by members of […]

Thank You For Not Smoking On This Flight

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wondering why your flight is canceled? A map of the ash cloud of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano courtesy of the NYT.

Amazing Pictures Of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Friday, April 16, 2010

If you’ve caught any kind of news the last few days, you have seen the pictures of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, in Iceland, sending all kinds of ash 30,000 feet into the air, and creating more than a few headaches for travelers. The volcano, who’s name people aren’t even attempting to pronounce (maybe something like  Ida-fanla-ilcool), […]

What’s In Your Bag? The Best Pre-Packed Bag Pictures

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Being a guy I was completely oblivious to the odd little corner of the internet devoted to girls showing off what they carry in their handbags (a cousin to this is the showing-off-what-I-bought videos on YouTube). On Flickr you can find groups such as Whatsinmybag and Whatsinyourbag, collections consisting of thousands of such pictures. Not […]

Bring On The Footie! A World Cup Guide

Friday, April 9, 2010

With neverending controversy and nearly everyone in Vegas betting on its failure, the World Cup is set and ready to roll. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some tickets, know that we will be watching for you on TV, and wishing we were there too. To put some finishing details on […]

Changing The Course Of Tourism Starting With Elephants

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The next time you are in Thailand and see a crowd of people lined up, ready and waiting to ride an elephant, I think you should remember this article. My stomach churned and my heart melted as I read Russ Juskalian´s article in The Boston Globe about his experience in an elephant sanctuary in Northern Thailand. The […]

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