Travel Tips

Pack The Pants James Bond Would Wear If He Were A Backpacker

Friday, December 7, 2012

Everyday, people all over the world wake up and put on pants. With their britches donned, they dash off to class, their tractors, their grocery stores, the nearest mall or to their offices where they will spend their day in trousers sitting in cubicles, compulsively checking their Facebook status and avoiding eye contact with upper […]

Top 5 Coastal Towns In Morocco

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Spain still has the monopoly on coastlines blighted by ruinous tourism development, but Morocco, just a ferry-ride away, is still largely untouched. Aside from Agadir and its package holiday resorts, Morocco’s coastline harbors many intriguing settlements. Some of these have long been on the independent traveler’s radar, but some have hardly been explored at all. […]

Why Touring Buenos Aires By Camera Is The Best Way To See The City

Monday, November 12, 2012

With its grandiose architecture, beautiful people and downright gritty street scenes where all these elements come together, Buenos Aires is a city made for photography, and according to the founders of Foto-Ruta, there is no better way to tour Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, than to do it through the lens of a camera. In what […]

How To Cross The Street In Vietnam

Friday, September 28, 2012

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: How do you cross the street in Vietnam? (Possible punchlines: “You don’t,” “You start by taking out a life insurance policy,” or “You buy a motorbike.”) As any visitor who has been to Vietnam knows, the quickest way to spot the newbie traveler in town is to […]

Check Out Our Interview With QiRanger About Guatemala [Podcast]

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This week I and TheExpeditioner Managing Editor Luke Armstrong sat down (virtually) with writer/Korean podcaster QiRanger (aka Steve Miller) to chat about travel in Guatemala, which you can here in the above clip. There is a discussion of what to eat while there, the best ways to travel about the country and maybe even a little […]

How To See Venice On A Budget (No, Really)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Like other top European city-break destinations such as London and Paris, Venice has a reputation for being pretty expensive. It’s true that if you’re not careful you could end up blowing half your budget on one meal — albeit, probably a very good one — but Venice certainly doesn’t have to be a bank breaker. […]

The Easiest Way To Get A Myanmar Visa

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

With considerable political reforms occurring over the last year, Myanmar (Burma), once a pariah state in the world of travel, has become this year’s hottest backpacker destination. Although some significant human rights issues remain, travelers are keen to experience the legendary, relatively “untouched” culture of this unique Southeast Asian country, hot on the heels of several Western […]

How To Avoid Jet Lag (And Therefore Avoid Joining The Walking Dead)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The old rule of thumb is that it takes one day for every time zone that you pass over to fully adjust and get over jet lag. This is not very reassuring if, say, you’re heading to Asia from New York for two weeks, which would mean that just as you’ve finally fully adjusted to […]

10 Ways To Stop Worrying And Experience Naples Better

Monday, August 6, 2012

Naples doesn’t make everyone’s Italy itinerary and it almost didn’t make mine. Over 40 million travelers pour into Italy each year but many visitors tragically dodge Naples, the city’s reputation for crime and trash heaps preceding all else. The Bay of Naples was the mythological home to the sirens, singing mermaids who lured sailors to […]

Top 10 Things To Do In London Besides The Olympics

Sunday, July 29, 2012

With the London 2012 Olympics upon us, it seems the entire world has gone sports mad. If you’re lucky enough to be in London for the Olympics, and looking for sights to see outside Olympic Park, here are 10 off the-beaten-track experiences to be had in London that have nothing to do with sports (and won’t […]

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