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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 […]

It’s Trippy Time! Vote For Your Favorite Travel Videos

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It’s that time of year again: Groundhog Day! Oh yeah, and it’s Trippy Awards season, where all the glamor and pizazz that is the travel video world comes out on display to the world. But seriously, head over to during February to vote for your favorite video, with the grand prize being an all-expense-paid […] Is Headed To The 2010 Olympic Games

Friday, January 29, 2010

86 events, 17 days, 5500 participants from 80 different countries, 3 billion television viewers, and 1 managing editor sent to stir up the pot and see what happens. Yes, the rumors are true: I will be loading up my camera, skis, tickets, and computer and heading to Whistler on February 9th for roughly a week, to see what all […]

Get To Know That Person Next To You: Sleep With Them

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In what has to be some of the best news to come to coach-class travelers since the inception of free headphones, Air New Zealand unveiled the “Skycouch,” a roll-out bed of sorts for your seats where you and your seatmate can lay down and grab some zzz’s. Apparently, in what must be received as nothing […]

Coming To Your Next Flight: Pilots Serving Your Meal

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ahead of an impending strike at British Airways this March, it was learned today that the airliner is preparing to sub their normal attendants with employees from around the company. Per the NYT, “British Airways began Monday to teach employee volunteers, including engineers and pilots, how to serve meals, conduct safety demonstrations and sell duty-free […]

War And Peace: Beirut´s Boom In Tourism (Good Or Bad?)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I stumbled upon a couple of articles in The Gazette this week highlighting Beirut, capital of Lebanon, as a city coming back to life. For the past 4o-plus years, this country has seen some of the worst of times. Situated in a precarious geographical position, it has been in the middle and on the sidelines […]

Cruise Ships Docking In Haiti. What’s Your Take?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I’ve spent a few childhood vacations sailing around the Caribbean islands in those gleaming-white, floating tourist kennels, visiting predetermined ports for minimal amounts of time. I rather enjoyed those trips, at that  time of my life, but now that I’ve outgrown hats with cartoon character ears attached to them, I prefer my traveling through different […]

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