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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 TheExpeditioner.com, 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 […]

2010 Olympics Day 1: Preparation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Olympic Games (exhale). Well, not quite yet. Those officially start Friday, but don’t tell Whistler. Based on their scurried preparation all day, I’d say they know how much time they have down to the second. For me, my trip to the 2010 Games started with a fourteen-hour drive and a late-night pitcher of dark […]

Best Blunders In The Lands Of Other Languages

Friday, February 5, 2010

So we´ve all heard: Learning a second language is hard. It´s also often hilarious to the ears of native speakers. Countless novice Spanish speakers have accidentally been very horny when they meant to say they were hot. During my friend Kayla´s first week studying in Japan, she found herself sitting awkwardly at a table of […]

Double Take: A Legless Man’s Travels Around The Globe

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I was handed a book recently, and, let’s be honest, books that are given to me have to be good given my propensity towards restlessness. It’s titled “Double Take: A Memoir.” I never heard of it, or the author before, so I sat down and gave it the ol’ “fifty-page test.” Lucky for me, those […]

Exhibit “1”: Why I Barely Watch The Travel Channel

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Okay, not having basic cable certainly precludes me from watching the Travel Channel much anyway, but their programming right now isn’t exactly making me want to rush out and order it either. Eater is reporting today that with the recent success of “Man v. Food” (apparently a show about a guy who eats alot of […]

“Lost” Fans Rejoice: Book A Seat On Your Very Own Doomed Flight!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So I may be a little out of the loop with popular culture, but there’s apparently this show that’s quite popular with the kids these days called “Lost,” which revolves around some sort of plane crash in the Pacific Ocean. (Give me a break, I don’t have a lot of time for T.V. watching. Who […]

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