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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 […]

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

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 on vacation. Sound a little improbable? It probably is. Not much is known at this point about the “crowd-funded travels” […]

A Night At The Explorers Club

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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 Tours’ new small-group program, the Explorers-In-Residence Series. This new tour program brings together a group of accomplished travelers and explorers, who […]

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

Friday, October 11, 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 11 Edition • The Guardian is sponsoring a travel writing […]

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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 doesn’t stir up too much controversy. Lonely Planet = The Stoner Hangs out behind school smoking cigarettes between classes, friends […]

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