Travel Tips

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Has anyone else noticed how it seems like more and more people they know have just traveled to or are planning to visit Machu Picchu? Not that I don’t understand why — it’s indisputably one of the great sights to see on Earth, and pretty much on everyone’s “bucket list” — but usually these types […]

Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanks to our good friend Ullr, most of us in North America have already begun the winter rituals of incessant Weather Channel watching and the consequent reveling in the spoils of the most recent snowstorms. Lucky us, since this year surpasses any in recent memory as far as early season snow goes. All this is great […]

The World’s Greatest Carry-On Bag

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I happened to be sifting through my daily pile of e-newsletters when a small piece of information caught my eye: 5 lbs. This weight was in reference to the FlightWise 22-inch carry-on luggage available through Land’s End. That might not sound like a post-worthy travel tidbit, but considering it is nearly half the weight of […]

A “How To” On Surviving Long Flights

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The problem with flying is that nothing about it seems, well, logical. The prospect of stuffing oneself into a combustible, steel contraption that launches into a groundless abyss can be quite daunting and almost absurd. But yet we do it, some of us once a year, others, every six months or so, and then there […]

Fly To South Africa For Under $1k?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Are you really not looking forward to that Thanksgiving trip next month? Well, for those spontaneous travelers, South African Airways has extended their fall sale, offering roundtrip flights for under $1,000 for trips from NYC or Washington in November. Hmm, afternoon football and turkey coma vs. safaris and beach fun.

We’ve Got Your Back: Ways To Avoid Being A Cafe Douchebag

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cafes serve as our internet oasis while on the road. I’ve often found myself infused with copious amounts of coffee in order to let my Facebook crew know I survived my last ramblings. Even more so, hours pass updating the ol’ travel blog on the latest Asian weirdness I happened to ingest while on said […]

How To Choose A Seat To Survive A Plane Crash

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are you one of those people that takes the time to pick and choose their seats when booking a flight? Want to find out which seat is best for you depending on your needs? (I’m a window guy myself — usually for sleeping on.) ABC News has some things to keep in mind when doing […]

How Many Days Can I Travel On $1,000? (Your Guide To The Cheapest Countries To Travel)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A few months ago I wrote about this chart on Rough Guides’ web site calculating how many days you can travel with $1,000 in various countries around the world. Ahead of the upcoming publishing phenomena, otherwise known as the book release of “The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World” (more on that to come), I decided […]

Cheap Travel Done Cheaply

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It’s funny, but a look over at that handy sidebar widget thingy on the right side of the site shows the most popular stories of the day (as determined by clicks), and one that keeps popping up there was one of our recent posts on which countries you can travel the longest through the longest […]

How To Avoid Bedbugs While Traveling

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hi roomie, I brought back a [insert prized gift here] form my trip to [insert country here]. Also, for good measure I also brought the house some bedbugs! Okay, this is never good, but is becoming all to common for many travelers. But what can you do? Avoid hostels? News flash — hotels are increasingly […]

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