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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 […]

Can You Actually Afford Europe This Summer?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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 (following last year’s ever-successful “Ski Week” and, […]

America Travel Promotion, F#%& Yeah!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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. Just good ‘ol American elbow […]

Where The Hell Is Sochi, Russia?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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 Sochi all over Vancouver, and […]

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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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 answer? Alcohol. Bars, cafes, art […]

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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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 titles. I’m not sure I […]

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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

One of the booths that caught my eye this year was the one for 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 to the whole SIM card […]

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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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 is Las Vegas where, he […]

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