Travel Tips

How Not To Get Sick While Traveling (This Story Has Nothing To Do With Swine Flu)

Friday, May 1, 2009

It’s been a full week and’s been utterly and completely swine flu story free. You’re welcome. But in a related story, one I can relate to personally after having succumbed to a terrible head cold/flu/swine-like illness myself at the end of my stay in Ireland, here’s a story at BootsnAll on six ways to […]

I Want To See 1.5 Million Wildebeest And Zebra This Summer, Where Should I Go?

Friday, May 1, 2009

On Safari in Tanzania means nights spent listening to lions and leopards growling as you go to bed, watching the annual 700-mile pilgrimage of 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra through the southern part of the country, and perhaps the rare occasion when you find yourself stuck in your vehicle during a thunderstorm whiteout with the […]

Top 10 Things You Need For Traveling

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here’s a list over at of the top 10 things you need to bring with you while traveling. A few are no-brainers (#3/4 – guidebooks, #5 – camera, #1 – backpack), but there’s one that I absolutely, completely need and remind myself to buy but still haven’t done so: #10 – a quick drying […]

Dear Rolf: Where Should I Travel If I Want To Have Fun But Have No Money?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fresh off his recent twitter controversy, Rolf’s answering tips as to where the best places are to travel around the world with little to no money. Actually, he’s letting Tim Leffel, author of “The World’s Cheapest Destinations” give his opinion. For a full explanation and things to do, click through the link: 1) Central America […]

How Not To Get Sick On A Plane (And Other Flying Health Tips)

Friday, April 17, 2009

NYT travel health expert opened up his mailbag this week to answer readers’ questions ranging from how to avoid getting a cold on a plane to whether cosmic radiation will turn your unborn fetus into a member of the X-Men. Here we go: 1) Does saline spray ward off respiratory ailments while flying? Yes. Dr. […]

Rolf And The Twitter-While-You-Travel Controversy . . . or . . . Dear Rolf: How Can I Piss Off The Majority Of The Traveling Public?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A good old-fashioned travel controversy seems to have emerged while I was away. Given that these are far and few between, I’ll try to stoke the flames a bit and try to blow it out of proportion in true online media fashion. It seems that travel writer/columnist Rolf Potts slammed the use of Twitter while […]

Should You Bring A Laptop While You Travel?

Friday, April 3, 2009

With their super-long batteries and hardcover-like weight, the netbook’s rise in popularity and plummet in price ($99 netbooks are just around the corner) is causing more and more travelers to ask the question: to bring or not to bring? After my last trip, where I dealt with snail-paced internet connections and questionably sticky keyboards, I […]

9 Tips To Travel Free

Thursday, March 26, 2009

“Free” and “cheap” seem to be the theme of the site this week, which is probably a reflection of the pitiful state of my bank account (do airlines really need to charge for their tickets?). There are plenty of options for cheap travel, from hostels, street food and just plain mooching, but there are also […]

How To Talk Internationally For Nearly Nothing

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My recent travels have been exclusively cell-phone free, which has had both its advantages and drawbacks. It’s a strangely comforting feeling to revert back to those pre-mobile days where you truly can become detached from the rest of the world (minus your daily blog postings of course), and where meetings take on that old-fashioned feeling […]

How To Never Pay An ATM Fee Again While Traveling

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I remember hearing the NYT’s Matt Gross a/k/a “The Frugal Traveler” a/k/a Moby’s traveling doppelganger mention this ridiculously amazing travel advice during a talk last Fall: if you like being nailed $5 for every cash withdrawal you make abroad and paying exorbitant special interest rates for international purchases, don’t change your bank. But if you […]

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