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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 […]

2010 Olympics Day 6: Men’s Downhill And Whistler’s Olympic Revelry

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My head could spontaneous explode at any moment, so if this blog stops randomly in the middle of a sentence, someone call my parents. The showcase event of any Olympics is the men’s downhill skiing competition. This one is no different. When I was looking at tickets before I came, this was the event I […]

2010 Olympics Days 4-5: Luge (The Wildest Sport On Earth)

Monday, February 15, 2010

I believe I described skeleton, right here on, as “extreme headfirst sledding, in tights, somewhere within Avatar’s Pandora.” I still hold that to be true (stay tuned, there might be some tickets for these shenanigans in my future). So take that description, replace “headfirst” with “feet first,” and you have the most accurate picture […]

Olympics Day 3: 12 Hours In Vancouver (Mardi Gras — Olympics Style)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

There’s really no excuse for me to only spend 12 hours in a city like this, or any city for that matter, but alas, I’m trying to keep a schedule. Vancouver: bustling, urban, chic, innovative, I had to see it all. Could I? I mean, I had Opening Ceremony parties to attend to. Whether I […]

2010 Olympics Day 2: Smitten By Whistler-Blackcomb

Saturday, February 13, 2010

“Dude, wake up.” “What?” I felt like I was coming out of a coma. “It’s snowing. Get your shit, we’re skiing today, and no one’s gonna be on the mountain.” I didn’t need a whole lot of prodding. He could’ve stopped at “snowing” and I would’ve been in. Whistler-Blackcomb Resort is one of those places […]

Bill Murray: “No Reservations” Co-Host?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anthony Bourdain and Bill Murray, together at last. On this week’s Hudson Valley-themed episode of “No Reservations,” who else but Bill Murray stopped by at the end for a ribeye dinner with Tony. Why? Not really sure, other than to fill us in on some of his past travel antics (remember that drunken golf cart […]

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