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Here’s How You Can Give Me Your Money So I Can Go On Vacation
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Here’s How You Can Give Me Your Money So I Can Go On Vacation

The online travel community has been abuzz with the recent announcement of a new, little-known site that connects the millions of people around the world itching to donate their hard-earned money so you can go […]

A Night At The Explorers Club
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A Night At The Explorers Club

The Explorers-In-Residence Series Last night I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of my favorite spots in New York City, the headquarters of The Explorers Club, to attend the official announcement of Kensington […]

The Guardian Writing Contest; 8 Things To Do In Yangon; Foreigners Are Grossed Out By Wonder Bread
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The Guardian Writing Contest; 8 Things To Do In Yangon; Foreigners Are Grossed Out By Wonder Bread

I come across lots of interesting travel stories during the week, only some of which I have time to blog about. So every Friday, I include a wrap-up of the most interesting travel stories of […]

If Guidebooks Were High School Students, DK Travel Guides Would Be Captain Of The Cheerleading Squad
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If Guidebooks Were High School Students, DK Travel Guides Would Be Captain Of The Cheerleading Squad

If guidebooks were all students at a high school, this is who each of them would be: Frommer’s = The popular Lacrosse Player Well liked by almost everyone, reliable, always on time for class, and […]

The Frightening Case Of The Homicidal Shower Head
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The Frightening Case Of The Homicidal Shower Head

Those who have traveled through Central America or Southeast Asia know what I’m talking about. Suicide showers, also known as “widow makers,” are showers where the water is heated in the shower head rather than […]

Learn A Language For Free And Change The World With Duolingo
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Learn A Language For Free And Change The World With Duolingo

After my grand Pan-American journey came to an end, I moved to Montreal and was faced with two somewhat serious problems: I was completely broke and, if I wanted to find a decent job, I […]

Here’s How To Watch Tourists Almost Get Hit By Cars On Abbey Road
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Here’s How To Watch Tourists Almost Get Hit By Cars On Abbey Road

It was 44 years ago today that the iconic photograph was taken that would become the album cover for Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final recorded album. Photographer Iain Macmillan recalled in an interview in 1989 […]

Your Instagram Travel Pictures Are Making Your Friends Miserable
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Your Instagram Travel Pictures Are Making Your Friends Miserable

In case you thought that sharing on Instagram that #picoftheday of your #amazing picture from your #incredible #vacation from that exotic location that you happen to find yourself in is something your friends want to […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2013)
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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2013)

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April – June) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. Update: Click here for The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2013). […]

Who Uses Lonely Planet Guidebooks Anymore? (Me)
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Who Uses Lonely Planet Guidebooks Anymore? (Me)

Raise your hand if you still use Lonely Planet paper editions? Actually scratch that, I can’t see you, and if you actually did this I urge you to get outside more and stop doing everything […]

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