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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 […]

London To Beijing By Train . . . In Two Days!?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sorry, we’re not breaking a travel secret no one has heard of yet. A high-speed rail system from Beijing to London doesn’t exist yet, but according to the Telegraph, China is currently in negotiations to build a rail network to India and Europe, using trains capable of going 200 mph, hopefully in ten years time. The […]

Get Your Green On: 10 Best Non-Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parties

Friday, March 12, 2010

Maybe it’s the green beverages, the pinching, or the possible pot o’ gold that pulls us in, but as I take in my gross lack of green wardrobe for this upcoming holiday, I’m hit with yet another case of the wonders. I wonder where in the world is the coolest St. Patrick’s day celebration is? A […]

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