Travel News

Be Jealous: Simon Reeve On His “Job” Traveling The World For The BBC

Friday, May 7, 2010

Why is it that the British get the best travel shows? Yes, we have “No Reservations,” but the Brits get Michael Palin, the “Planet Earth” with the good voice-over by Sir David Attenborough, and Simon Reeve, who has been doing some great travel documentaries for the BBC2, his latest being “Tropic of Cancer with Simon […]

Apple To Put The Squeeze On Travel Sites?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

According to, Apple has filed a patent for iTravel, an iPhone application that would allow users to search, book, and receive confirmations for flights, car rentals, buses, trains and hotels. With no official announcement yet, the most likely release date for this function would be this summer when the iPhone receives a major upgrade […]

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 […]

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