Travel Tips

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer at all this week, chances are you’ve come across  “The craziest OkCupid date ever,” the highly click-worthy article that was published by Salon on Monday, and which has since gone completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the 21-day, ultra-minimal trip to Europe […]

6 Haggling Tips For People Too Nice To Haggle

Monday, November 11, 2013

1) Get to Know Someone Getting to know locals is always a good idea in general. Personal connections are an important part of travel, often leading to the most memorable and unexpected travel experiences. Although looking to someone to do any actual negotiation is asking too much, many people are happy to provide helpful information. […]

20 Ideas For Beach Hotels In Thailand

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Staying at a beach hotel in Thailand presents all sorts of really tough choices to travelers such as: Should I stay at a the bamboo hut hotel located directly on the beach or at the mangrove bungalow hotel with towering views of the sea? I know, life is tough in this part of the world. […]

The Top 10 Beaches In Croatia

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In the last decade, Croatia has quickly grown into a massively popular travel destination, with nearly 12 million visitors traveling to this country on the Adriatic Sea last year. But let’s face it, if there’s one thing people think of when they think about travel to Croatia, it’s the beaches. With about 1,1000 miles of […]

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, […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 5): Budget Travel with Nomadic Matt [Video]

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 5): Budget Travel with Matt Kepnes (Nomadic Matt) In the fifth episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Matt Kepnes of to discuss budget travel. As the founder of, Matt has been providing tips and advice on budget travel to his readers for years. Matt and I […]

Is It Possible To Actually Enjoy Bali? (Here’s How)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Full disclosure: I’ve never been to Bali. It’s not that I haven’t been in the general vicinity, or have had the chance to go there over other destinations that are roughly the same distance from New York, but I’ve got to admit, it’s quickly become one of the few places in the world where my […]

5 Steps To Surviving Hostel Room Sex

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

While not something you immediately consider before leaving home, every traveler is almost certain to experience it. For some, it can be a traumatic experience. Dorm room sex: great for people doing the sexing, not so great for those listening to the sexing being had by other people. While a few out there may enjoy the […]

Here Are The Best Makeout Spots In London [Video]

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Continuing with what is shaping up to be an unofficial video week here at The Expeditioner, I thought I’d highlight kate Thomas (, a great travel video host and filmmaker (and friend of the site). I asked her to describe her travel video series and to give a little background as to why she wanted […]

Why Your Next Trip Should Be During The Rainy Season

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ideally, all travel would happen during the “on” season. However, when time or money is of the essence (as it too often is), chances are, you might just have to buckle down and travel through — gasp — the rain. Fortunately, inclement weather doesn’t have to dampen your travel plans. In Southeast Asia, monsoon season […]

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