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Can You Actually Afford Europe This Summer?
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Can You Actually Afford Europe This Summer?

With the first hint of warmth in the air and the onset of daylight savings time this Sunday, our thoughts begin to turn to the summer and we enter that glorious period of summer travel planning. With that in mind we kick off “Europe Week” here at TheExpeditioner.com (following last […]

America Travel Promotion, F#%& Yeah!
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America Travel Promotion, F#%& Yeah!

Obama and the U.S. Congress are about to go all shock and awe on American tourism this year with the passage of, wait for it . . . oh this title’s going to blow you away . . .  The Travel Promotion Act! No need for cutesy, clever names here. […]

Where The Hell Is Sochi, Russia?
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Where The Hell Is Sochi, Russia?

Starting to plan for the next winter Olympics? I have to admit, the closing ceremonies sent the ol’ imagination into the stratosphere with the possibilities of getting to the next Winter Games in Sochi. The thing is, I have absolutely no idea where Sochi is. Yeah, I was that guy seeing […]

2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2 Video — Farley Panel 2: Revenge Of The Travel Writer)
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2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2 Video — Farley Panel 2: Revenge Of The Travel Writer)

Actually it was called: “Travel Through the Eyes of a Travel Writers,” but I kind of like my title better. The above clip finds moderator David Farley asking panel members Tony Perrottet, Susan Orlean, and Don George, how they go about meeting locals in the places they visit. The common […]

2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2: The NYT Travel Writers Speak)
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2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2: The NYT Travel Writers Speak)

New York Times travel editor (for at least one more week) Stuart Emmrich moderated a panel featuring the various [insert adjective here] Travelers, including Matt Gross (The Frugal Traveler), Michelle Higgins (The Practical Traveler) and contributor Jennifer Conlin (no adjective needed I suppose). Let’s hope they don’t run out of […]

2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2: How To Call Cheap Abroad)
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2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2: How To Call Cheap Abroad)

One of the booths that caught my eye this year was the one for OneSimCard.com. As you know, I normally don’t shill travel-related products on the site, but this thing makes way too much sense to not mention it to everyone. We Americans are kind of luddites when it comes […]

2010 New York Times Travesl Show Blog (Day 2: Special Frommer Watch Edition)
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2010 New York Times Travesl Show Blog (Day 2: Special Frommer Watch Edition)

Day two of the Travel Show kicked off Saturday morning with none other than the emperor of excursion, the maharajah of movement, the tycoon of travel himself, Arthur Frommer, and his spawn of sightseeing, Pauline Frommer, who presented their top budget destinations for 2010. Arthur’s number one destination this year […]

2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 1: When I Was Your Age I Trudged Through A Foot Of Snow To Get To The Show)
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2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 1: When I Was Your Age I Trudged Through A Foot Of Snow To Get To The Show)

The last thing I’d normally think to do after waking up before 7 a.m. on my day off from work and seeing over a foot of snow gathered on the streets is, “I can’t wait to go outside and trek to that paved expanse with sweeping views of New Jersey, […]

What Are The 12 Worst Looking Airports In The World?
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What Are The 12 Worst Looking Airports In The World?

Travel + Leisure has come out with their list of the “World’s Ugliest Airports,” a catalog of the world’s 12 biggest visual disasters in the world of aviation. Not surprisingly, some of the world’s most trafficked hubs top the list. Some fun tidbits: • New York’s JFK: “Especially loathed are […]

2010 NYT Travel Show: Like Woodstock, But With Carpeting
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2010 NYT Travel Show: Like Woodstock, But With Carpeting

There’s only one thing that’s getting me out of bed and trekking to Manhattan’s Far, Far West Side in the blistering cold at 7:30 in the morning on a weekend. Yes, it’s that time of year again: the 2010 New York Times Travel Show, the annual gathering where a lucky […]

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