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Qantas Flight Attendants To Dress Like 1940’s Gangsters In An Effort To Save The Airline

Monday, December 9, 2013

Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, recently had its credit rating reduced to junk, is in the midst of laying off 1,000 jobs and is quickly being edged out by competitors that are backed by national governments. But not to worry, the airline’s flight attendants have new uniforms, so it’s got that going for it. Qantas recently […]

Is Bourdain Single-Handedly Saving CNN?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CNN’s recent move away from news coverage and towards more traditional programming — albeit travel — has the network thinking that its future is going to look a lot more like Bourdain, and a lot less like Piers Morgan (thanks to the gods!).

What’s It Like To Write For Lonely Planet? 10 Questions For A Lonely Planet Author

Friday, November 22, 2013

I met Lonely Planet author and all-round model traveler Regis St. Louis earlier this year during a trip to Quebec City, where I learned that he has enviously been living his life traveling the world and working as a full-time author for Lonely Planet, authoring and co-authoring some of their biggest titles including Lonely Planet Brazil, […]

Here’s My Interview With Tripfilms

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I recently did a fun interview with my friends over at, the premiere travel video site that has shown no qualms in publishing my travel videos from day one, despite repeated protests and threats of boycott from various groups and organizations across the country including the Southern Baptist Association, the MPAA, the FCC, and […]

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer at all this week, chances are you’ve come across  “The craziest OkCupid date ever,” the highly click-worthy article that was published by Salon on Monday, and which has since gone completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the 21-day, ultra-minimal trip to Europe […]

An Open Letter To Ryanair Flyers: You’re All A Bunch Of Ungrateful Whiners

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Never in the course of human travel have so many complained so much about one airline, which so many others wish they could use. Thus is the paradox of Ryanair, the beloved-by-few discount airline that shuttles millions of Europeans and Brits around the Continent for a fraction of the price of its competitors (minus additional […]

Frommer Watch: He’s Baaack

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s been a while since I did my last Frommer Watch, but it wasn’t without reason. It mostly had to to with the fact that for a while there it appeared there wouldn’t even be a Frommer’s anymore, at least not in the way we think of it today. You see, former owner, publisher John […]

The Best Islands In The Caribbean; Iran Is Opening Up To The World; Taking A Cooking Class In Vietnam

Friday, October 25, 2013

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 the week. Stories You May Have Missed: Week of October 25 Edition • Nicaragua’s Corn Island may be the best […]

The World’s Biggest Electronic Music Festival: A Dispatch From The Annual Amsterdam Dance Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Amsterdam is already pretty cool. So what happens when you combine a city that is already more than contentedly “rocking it” on a daily basis with the world’s biggest club festival? Answer: shiny, debauched and wonderful things. And bicycles. Lots and lots of bicycles. This year’s edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event has just come to a […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2013)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July – September) 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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