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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 […]

It’s As If Travel Channel Was Daring Me To Watch Them Less

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Really Travel Channel, a travel show starring Bret Michaels and focused on RVs? It’s as if you’re actively seeking ways to get me to watch your channel less, especially in the wake of Mr. Bourdain’s exodus to CNN. Are there really no other travel enthusiasts, personalities, writers, explorers, cultural icons, luminaries or former ’80s hair […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (1st Quarter: 2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 1st quarter (January – March) 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 Your Chance To Get Adam Shepard’s New Travel Book

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Author and speaker Adam Shepard, whose first book, Scratch Beginnings, led to appearances on the Today Show, CNN, Fox News and NPR, as well as mentions in the The New York Times, the New York Post, The Atlantic, and The Christian Science Monitor, saved up some money from that experience — $19,420.68 to be exact — […]

Why Is CNN Obsessed With Cruise Ship Toilets?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Go ahead, ask me how I feel about cruise ships. I feel fine about them. Feel free, ask me to elaborate. See, they really are not my thing, but whatever, if people like taking a cruise, I say go for it. To each their own. Ask me what I really think. Fine, because you pressed […]

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