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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 see, well you’re wrong. It’s actually making them miserable, and there’s science to prove it. […]

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). There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the […]

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 people ask you to do. And also note to editors: never, ever, use tired, cliched […]

Before And After Image Of The Bodhgaya Bombing
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Before And After Image Of The Bodhgaya Bombing

Having just been to Bodhgaya, India, in late April myself, I decided to take a look at my photos to see if I could find an image that depicts a “before” picture of one of the portions of the temple complex that was bombed and suffered damage as a result […]

Is Nudity The Hottest Trend In The Travel Industry?
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Is Nudity The Hottest Trend In The Travel Industry?

The era of the Staycation is over (and soo 2009-2012). All hail the era of the Nudecation. As if shedding your clothes wasn’t fun enough in the privacy of your home, tour operators and intrepid travel writers have noticed that travelers are increasingly looking for the opportunity to do so […]

How Violence Against Women In India Is Hurting Tourism
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How Violence Against Women In India Is Hurting Tourism

The NY Times is reporting that the number of female travelers to India has dropped a whopping 35 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to last year, a decline almost wholly attributable to the spate of highly publicized attacks against foreign women in the country over the […]

Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards
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Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards

Is it awards season already? It feels like it was just yesterday I was watching the Oscars and getting angry at all the Hollywood actors who had recently copied me and grew out their beards (I’m looking at you Affleck — first you steal Jen, now my facial identity). The […]

Bourdain On Parts Unknown: My Libya Show Was The Best Ever
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Bourdain On Parts Unknown: My Libya Show Was The Best Ever

Anthony Bourdain’s new show on CNN is not only delivering ratings successes, but it’s providing personal satisfaction to the curmudgeonly host himself. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Bourdain admits that he thinks the show has been pretty darn good; well better than good, the best he’s ever […]

The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are
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The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are

The 2013 National Geographic photo contest is well under way, and in annual tradition, the contest is serving the important purpose of reiterating the fact that your travel photos are no good. No seriously, these are mostly “amateurs” submitting photos to the contest, and even the worst of the lot […]

It’s As If Travel Channel Was Daring Me To Watch Them Less
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It’s As If Travel Channel Was Daring Me To Watch Them Less

Really Travel Channel, a travel show starring Bret Michaels and focused on RVs? It’s as if you’re actively seeking ways to get me to watch your channel less, especially in the wake of Mr. Bourdain’s exodus to CNN. Are there really no other travel enthusiasts, personalities, writers, explorers, cultural icons, […]

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