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The World’s Scariest Trail Is About To Get Much Less Dangerous

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The El Caminito del Rey (better known as the world’s scariest trail), is about to become a little less scary for thrill-seekers. The famed 3-foot-wide trail, precariously perched over 300 feet in the air against the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga, Spain, was once used by construction workers constructing the nearby Guadalhorce dam […]

Did You Get Your Ticket Yet For The Women’s Travel Fest?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Travel, women, a New York City festival: even just one of these themes should make any normal human want to attend a festival. But combine all three and it’s a no-brainer. This March 8, 2014, is the Women’s Travel Fest, taking place in New York City, a one-day event whose aim is to inspire women […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority of U.S. citizens do not have passports, and therefore cannot travel outside its borders. I had no idea what the […]

CNN: America’s Trusted Source For News About Bowel Movements On The High Seas

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I’ve come to a recent conclusion: CNN loves to report on the bathroom activities of people on cruise ships. Specifically, their bowel movements, but sometimes they also report about people’s need to throw up in bathrooms on cruise ships. And like other afflictions detrimental to our society as a whole (crack, heroin, How I Met […]

Here’s Delta’s Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Not to be outdone by some of the better in-flight safety videos of late, such as Air New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings-themed video or Virgin America’s quirky animated video, Delta recently released an 80s-themed safety video sure to inspire a few people to actually look up from reading the back of their air sickness […]

The Expeditioner YouTube Channel: 1,000,000 Views And Counting

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Expeditioner Travel Video YouTube Channel had a nice little milestone this past weekend (January 25, 2014) when the channel broke the 1,000,000-view mark, a mark that was met after about six years to the month when I posted the first of the 43 videos I’ve uploaded to the channel (and yes, the early videos […]

Here’s My Interview For The “When In Roam” Podcast

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When Christine Maxfield, host of the When In Roam: Conversations with Travel Writers podcast, asked if I wanted to spend an hour with her in the storeroom of New York’s Hostelling International one late-fall Saturday afternoon, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. Turns out she wanted me there to record an interview with her for her […]

Which Countries Do Americans Travel To The Most?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Which countries do Americans travel to the most? Is it our friendly neighbors to the north and south? Our English-speaking counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic? Maybe the land of baguettes and tourists from basically every other country in the world? The answer is “yes” to all of the above, but Mexico more […]

Niagara Falls Began To Freeze This Week, And This Is What It Looked Like

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Count one more victim of the cold brought by the recent polar vortex in North America. As temperatures dipped down to -20 Fahrenheit, the water around Niagara Falls begin to freeze, creating some spectacular images for those brave enough to head outside in the cold to witness the event (such as the one above). It […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2013)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October — December) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

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