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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 OneSimCard.com. 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 […]

2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 1: When I Was Your Age I Trudged Through A Foot Of Snow To Get To The Show)

Friday, February 26, 2010

The last thing I’d normally think to do after waking up before 7 a.m. on my day off from work and seeing over a foot of snow gathered on the streets is, “I can’t wait to go outside and trek to that paved expanse with sweeping views of New Jersey, otherwise known as the Javits […]

What Are The 12 Worst Looking Airports In The World?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Travel + Leisure has come out with their list of the “World’s Ugliest Airports,” a catalog of the world’s 12 biggest visual disasters in the world of aviation. Not surprisingly, some of the world’s most trafficked hubs top the list. Some fun tidbits: • New York’s JFK: “Especially loathed are the Delta terminals, which industrial […]

2010 NYT Travel Show: Like Woodstock, But With Carpeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

There’s only one thing that’s getting me out of bed and trekking to Manhattan’s Far, Far West Side in the blistering cold at 7:30 in the morning on a weekend. Yes, it’s that time of year again: the 2010 New York Times Travel Show, the annual gathering where a lucky few (okay, those willing to […]

Nude Travel: The Last Frontier?

Friday, February 19, 2010

I have to admit, though I have not partaken in this form of travel, the opportunity nude travel offers in the form of traveling lightly by way of packing a minimal amount of clothing is a little bit intriguing. (I’m always looking for ways to lighten my bag — as are most travelers.) This week […]

2010 Olympics Day 8: Cross Country Skiing And Barenaked Ladies (Not That Kind)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I survived the hangover of 2010, and got up early this morning so I could catch a bus to Whistler Olympic Park, about 9 km down the Sea-To-Sky Highway from Whistler Village. I had a ticket to the Classic Style Cross Country Sprint races. Since I’m cross country skiing illiterate, I really had no idea […]

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