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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 […]

What Was Your Most Outrageous Guest Request?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How do you know when the world has turned its priorities upside down? How about when a hotel guest requests to watch a movie on the beach without getting sand between his toes. That’s how. It really puts life into perspective when reading Forbes’ “World’s Most Outrageous Guest Requests”. Not only are some of the […]

Yes, But Will The Flight Include A Shower?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The German government announced this week that production of the new Airbus A350 is expected to begin soon in Germany, and “is described by the company as an eco-friendly passenger aircraft that can seat between 270 and 350 passengers.” So what’s the big deal? Perhaps a little history. If you didn’t already know, the world’s […]

A Look At The World’s Strangest Museums

Friday, March 19, 2010

It seems that you don’t need to go too far from where you are to see something that will make you utter “WTF?” under your breath. Even here we’ve shared oddities like Copenhagen’s Meat City (imagine passing butchers on your way to the club), the Mano de Desierto (a giant hand rising out of Chile’s […]

Become A Castaway: Rent Your Own Island

Thursday, March 18, 2010

“Look what I have created. I have made fire!” I know, it’s cheesy, but I can’t help bursting out that line from “Castaway” every time I get a campfire going. At least, more often than not, I’m being a dork in front of more than just a volleyball (if that’s any consolation). Regardless, so many stories like that ignite […]

Insights From A Cultural Idiot

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I recently got tipped off on an interesting blog mini-series, if you will, over at the Freedonia Post, titled Confessions of a Cultural Idiot. The author, Alex, is embarking on a RTW trip on his Muffin Top — the name he chose for the overstuffed bicycle he’s using — starting this July. I haven’t had […]

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