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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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 the the iconic photo was the result of just a handful taken by him of the band as they crossed […]

Your Instagram Travel Pictures Are Making Your Friends Miserable

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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. As Slate recently detailed, scientists […]

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

Monday, July 29, 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 “top” travel blogs. However, each […]

Who Uses Lonely Planet Guidebooks Anymore? (Me)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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 openings in your blog postings, […]

Before And After Image Of The Bodhgaya Bombing

Sunday, July 7, 2013

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 of the terrorist bombings early […]

Is Nudity The Hottest Trend In The Travel Industry?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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 out in the open as […]

How Violence Against Women In India Is Hurting Tourism

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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 last six months including the […]

Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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 premiere travel video site,, […]

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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 done in fact, highlighting his […]

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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 makes the best travel photos […]

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