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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 […]

The Pink Explosion: Top 5 Places To See Cherry Blossoms

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring is here. In Montana, the word for spring translates literally into “wet snow,” but around the world, the cherry blossoms are ripe for the photographing. Some places are notably better than others (read: don’t expect to see any if you come visit me), so Jaunted dropped an article that lists out the top five […]

TheExped Music Series: Bow Before The Legend That Is Caetano

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If I had to come back to life as a revolutionary Brazilian Tropicalismo/Samba musician and five-time grammy award-winner who has been featured in a Pedro Almodóvar movie, I’d totally pick Caetano Veloso. (I was going to go with David Bowie, then I realized he fit none of these categories.) In celebration of yesterday’s release of […]

Top Ten Places To Reinvent Yourself (If You Got Cash)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A recent article in the NY Daily News lists the top ten places to reinvent yourself based on the Lonely Planet´s suggestions. That is, if you are experiencing a midlife crisis and are upper middle class with some cash to blow. To me, the list appeared a little more than extravagant. It serves as a reminder […]

On Board The Ultimate Road Trip . . . Around The World

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

“Ah . . . yeah, I’m pretty convinced you won’t make it, idiot. In fact, I would recommend hiring three women armed with machine guns to protect you through Colombia.” That’s not exactly how the conversation went, but more or less, that’s the advice Nicolas Rapp got about his little road trip idea. On November 15th he quit his […]

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