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NYT Travel Show: Post 6 (The Travel Channel Personalities Appear – Minus Anthony Bourdain)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Here’s The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern of “Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” one of the most energetic and funniest speakers of the day. He revealed the title of his new spinoff show (Bizzare Worlds), the grossest thing he’s ever had to eat on his show (stinky tofu in Taiwan), and why he likes to wear […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 5 (When Worlds Collide: Meets The Frommers)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Right before I begrudgingly allowed the Frommers (father and daughter power-duo Pauline and Arthur) to take a picture with me (okay, in reality I tracked them down and forced my camera onto an unsuspecting passerby), I told Arther how I was blogging the event as I handed him my card. “Oh yes,” he responded, “at […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 4 (Everything’s Better With Caipirinhas)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Brazil was really just resting up for the bash it was putting on later in the day. Brazilians are also just cool enough where they can decide to read the paper and let you figure out for yourself why you should visit their amazing country. Peru’s smart enough to know that they just need to […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 3 (From Frommer To Toucans)

Friday, February 6, 2009

The freshly printed brochures were laid out in neat piles, the promotional pencils were sharpened, and the ceviche (Peru) and rum cake (Puerto Rico) were readied for the swarms of hungry conventioneers; something tells me these freebies won’t last long when the doors open to the rest of the world tomorrow. After an hour spent […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 2 (ComicCon v. The Civilized World)

Friday, February 6, 2009

After about five minutes of waiting in a line that stretched from one end to the other of the massive lobby of the Javits Center, I overheard the guy behind me say, “I was thinking of wearing my ‘1985 Pac-Man Champion’ t-shirt today, but it was way too dirty.” “Maybe this is the wrong line,” […] Live From The New York Times Travel Show: February 6th – 8th

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yes, it’s that time of year again. It felt like just yesterday that I was rolling out of bed at 7 a.m. on a frigid Friday morning and making my way into that forgotten section of Manhattan known as the Far West Side, past the long lines of eager nerds waiting to get in to […]

2009: The Year (Finally) For Traveling With The Dollar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I know that I’ve somewhat been harping on this whole dollar-is-good-to-travel-with-again story for a while now, but for all those readers outside of Obamaland, at least let us Americans revel in this for at least a little while before it inevitably ends (ahem — bank bailouts, deficit spending, etc…). Don’t forget how we’ve spent the […]

Booze And Showers: The Perfect In-Flight Combo?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In what may be a glaring relic of the Gilded Age the world is quickly putting behind itself, or in what may be just the natural progression in the evolution of air travel, the new A380’s up and running, allowing passengers to partake in that oh-so-rare in-flight shower and the ability to kick back a […]

Fare War: Dublin

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It seems like all of a sudden airlines are scrambling to ensure that you get to Dublin as soon as possible, for as little as possible, so that you can visit as many pubs as possible (as well as see everything else this amazing country has to offer). If I’m not mistaken, there’s also a […]

Virgin Passenger To Branson: Your Food Stinks

Monday, January 26, 2009

You remember your first job (or your current one if you’re that unlucky) where given your low level on the totem pole, you were the one that was subjected to the ranting of the really-pissed-off-customer, and all you wanted was for that person to realize how little you care? Well, if your name is Richard […]

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