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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 […]

The Frightening Case Of The Homicidal Shower Head

Friday, August 16, 2013

Those who have traveled through Central America or Southeast Asia know what I’m talking about. Suicide showers, also known as “widow makers,” are showers where the water is heated in the shower head rather than the traditional method of being fed from a centralized hot water tank. During the year I lived in Jocotenango, Guatemala, […]

Learn A Language For Free And Change The World With Duolingo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After my grand Pan-American journey came to an end, I moved to Montreal and was faced with two somewhat serious problems: I was completely broke and, if I wanted to find a decent job, I would have to learn French. The problem: no money, no language classes. They call this, un shitload de problèmes, in Quebec. Thankfully, […]

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, […]

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