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How You Can Make Your Bag Text You When It’s Lost

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Trakdot is destined to be the coolest travel device invented since the release of the Ostrich Pillow (which is probably also the weirdest travel device ever invented). The Trakdot is a device the size of a deck of cards that you stick in your bag before you board. Then, when United inevitably sends your […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2012)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October – December) of 2012 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 […]

The 10 Cheapest Cities To Visit In Europe For 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the third year in a row, has released their European Backpacker Index (yes, you read that right economics majors), a list that ranks European cities by their cheapness. The list includes such variables as hostel bunk prices, local transportation costs, budget meals, attraction rates and, of course, local beer prices. Doing so, the […]

Psy Fans Gallop To Gangnam District (And Why I’m Not Happy About It)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You might assume that most global citizens have had enough of Psy, the infamous rapper who, if he didn’t invent his signature “gallop” dance, certainly resurrected it. You may think this genius of a man has been transformed into something even more obsolete than a teeny-bopper’s “so over” description: gasp, a meme. Though Psy has […]

Which Method Of Booking Is On Top: Mobile Or Desktop?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So who’s winning the battle between online booking: desktop or mobile? Skyscanner decided to take a look at their own statistics, and shared their results in the above infographic. Turns out, we travelers are still complete luddites when it comes to booking, with about 70% of us still booking via desktop rather than our mobile […]

There Will Be Attenborough: Discovery Premieres “Africa” Tonight

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, the makers of Life and the channel that brought you The Blue Planet and Planet Earth is premiering Africa, the newest installment in their epic quest to document the world in all its high-def and cinematic glory. Four years in the making, this seven-part series is a co-production with the […]

Lots Of People In The Online Travel Business Are Making Tons Of Money

Friday, January 4, 2013

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but recently, a lot of people in the online travel business have been making a lot — one could even say boatloads — of money. What, fellow travel blogger, you ask? Why haven’t you noticed much difference in your consistently depleting bank account (which, from the look of things, […]

5 Essential Tips For Freelance Travel Writers

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I was recently invited to speak at the headquarters here in New York City as part of a two-person panel discussion for their monthly Freelance Writers Meetup, an honor in it of itself, but even more so since I got to sit next to and speak along with the New York Times Travel editor […]

New Zealand Officially Issues The Coolest Passport Stamp, Ever

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This is real… — michael-tritter (@michaeltritter) November 26, 2012   Ever kind of think that New Zealand is taking this whole Lord of the Rings thing too seriously? First came the Air New Zealand The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-themed airline safety video, complete with a Peter Jackson cameo, and now comes word of their […]

Girls Gone Wild In Bali

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For those of us from North America, spring break is known as the week when pasty Greeks and their college brethren from all over the country descend onto the warmer locales of Panama City, Cancun and Negril for a booze-fueled orgy of bucket beers, foam parties, regrettable tattoos and other activities that one can only […]

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