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Argentine Peso Plummets: What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It’s being reported this morning that Argentina, already in the midst of a severe economic turndown as a result of weakening commodity prices and international market conditions, is seizing $29 billion in pension assets, this after the country announced a few days ago that it would be devaluing its currency from its current rate of […]

Is Economic Armageddon Good For Travel?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

  Global markets are in upheaval, the financial sector is in shambles, and people are genuinely worried about the possibility of a Depression-like scenario in the near future, which only begs the question: So what does this mean for my next trip? It’s no surprise that plucky editors across the board have jumped on the […]

What’s It Like To Be On The Road For 10 Years? Ask Rolf

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rolf Potts, travel advice columnist and champion of the resistance band reflects on his travels over the past 10 years and his thoughts on the future of travel and travel writing in an interview on World Hum. Rolf describes how David Foster Wallace’s 1996 genre-bending essay on cruise travel helped set the tone for travel […]

Oktoberfest: Does Anyone Care?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oktoberfest is just around the corner, and just in time for this vapid event are your predictable slew of Oktoberfest “guides” that purport to help you fit in with the mostly tourist crowd that descends on Munich every year. I’m not so much against the idea of Oktoberfest — the annual event began back in 1810 […]

The Frugal Traveler Speaks: Reveals Plans For World Domination On $100/Day

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night the New York Times travel writer, Matt Gross (a/k/a The Frugal Traveler), stopped by Idlewild Bookstore, the new travel bookstore here in New York, for a talk about his recently wrapped up “Grand Tour” of Europe, his thoughts on the idea of travel writing, and his plans (or lack thereof) for next summer. […]

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