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5 Tips On How To Save Money Flying With Low-Cost Airlines

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I mean, you gotta hand it to him. There are only a few men who could stand in front of the world’s press and say he is seriously considering the possibility of removing seating as an option from his airline, or charging people for going for a pee while on one of his flights. Meet Micheal […]

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Tips For Train Travel In Mumbai (Personal Space Not Included)

Friday, December 2, 2011

The instant I start to get annoyed at fellow passengers while on the New York City subway, I remind myself, “Matt, things could be much worse. If you think this is crowded, picture what it’s like in Tokyo, Moscow or Mumbai right now.” Then my heart rate slows, I jab an elbow into the ribs […]

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10 Things I Pack When Traveling (And 10 Things I Leave At Home)

Monday, November 7, 2011

1) Extra ATM Card with $100 I was this close to being stuck in a sleepy town in Cambodia with little more than a pair of shoes and a passport to my name. The ATM machine ate my bank card, and with the upcoming bank holiday on Monday, I could’ve been stuck for three days, […]

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3 Ways To Improve Your Travel Writing

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Being a professional travel writer is probably up there with astronaut and food taster as dream jobs that are highly difficult to obtain. Yet, I stress the word “difficult” — not impossible. In the small world that is the travel writing community, I’ve met more than a few people who’ve managed to pull this off, […]

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How To Piss Off Others Around The World Using Only Your Hands

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One gesture travelers become very used to when traveling in Southeast Asia is the rotate-the-open-hand-side-to-side that, back at home, would say, “I wasn’t that much of a fan of his new girlfriend,” or “That sushi joint I used my Groupon coupon at was not very good.” However, in Southeast Asia, the gesture means, “No thank […]

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My Problem With Hotel Ratings And How To Use Them Effectively

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I came home last week to see my wife ripping through some reviews of hotels in New York City. That’s something I just don’t do, spending an evening scouring reviews, I don’t put that much stock in them. I think we’re all aware of the rating system rumors: Hotels employing specialists to spend hours scouring […]

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5 Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World That Have Nothing To Do With Fish

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It’s hard to imagine that someone would get bored limiting their diving experiences to coral reefs, but for those looking for a little variety in their underwater adventures, why not try exploring some of the world’s best places to dive that have absolutely nothing to do with animals that could populate a Disney movie? For […]

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Exploring The San Francisco Of “Vertigo”

Friday, September 9, 2011

Vertigo would have to be my favorite Hitchcock film that doesn’t involve crossdressers or nazis. Despite the film starring two Hollywood powerhouses at the times — Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak — the real star of the flick is arguable the city it’s set in, San Francisco. Has any movie played so crucial a role […]

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7 Cities To Stretch The Dollar

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here at The Expeditioner offices, we work like dogs. We are forced to deal with annoying content meetings, an excruciating traffic-ridden commute and a sneaky office kitchen thief (whoever has been swiping my Triple Double Oreos cut it out. Maria, this means you). So when we travel it is imperative to stretch our funds as […]

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How To Score TV Studio Tickets In New York City

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New York may not be L.A. when it comes to attending live broadcasts of TV shows, but it’s at least a close second (followed by Chicago, Miami, and surprisingly Tulsa — it’s true, look it up). Here are some of my picks and how to score tickets. For those of you looking for a little […]

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