Travel Trivia​​
Who’s The Most Traveled Person In The World?
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Who’s The Most Traveled Person In The World?

You think you’ve got a pretty respectable travel resume? Been to some pretty isolated villages in Laos, seen some very off-the-beaten-path spots in Bolivia, ran into unknown tribes in Kenya? Turns out, you’ve got nothing on this guy. Meet the world’s most traveled man, Charles A. Valey of San Francisco, […]

How Did Airports Get Those Three-Letter Codes?
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How Did Airports Get Those Three-Letter Codes?

Every find yourself flying out of PEE (Russia’s Bolshoye Savino Airport),  POO (Brazil’s Poco De Caldas Airport) or FAT (Fresno, California) and wonder how in the world these airports were assigned those initials? Well, as usual, blame Canada. As this ABC News article explains, turns out the Montreal-based International Air […]

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

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 […]

The Expeditioner’s Final Jeopardy Clue: Lists
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The Expeditioner’s Final Jeopardy Clue: Lists

Our latest installment of  The Expeditioner’s Travel Final Jeopardy comes from the category of Lists. UNESCO recently decided to withdraw the Galapagos Islands, amid obvious controversy, from their list of “World Heritage Sites in Danger.” Without using any Google magic or the interweb, I present this final jeopardy clue: This […]

What Country Travels The Most? The Top 10
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What Country Travels The Most? The Top 10

There are two things you can guarantee to see when you check into any hostel in the world: a sub-standard bathroom and a British backpacker. I’m not saying the two are in any way related, but any traveler who has spent any time on the road will tell you they’ve […]

A Look At The Top Ten Cheapest Cities In The World
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A Look At The Top Ten Cheapest Cities In The World

Over at Matador, I caught an article digesting Xpatulator’s release of the top 282 cheapest cities in the world.  Apparently, this site takes 13 different categories — the cost of housing, groceries and recreation, etc. –  and ranks them all. Unlike so many other arbitrary “lists” floating around cyberspace, this […]

Airline Logo Design 101: Stick A Bird On Your Plane
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Airline Logo Design 101: Stick A Bird On Your Plane

Ever notice the number of birds in airliner’s logos? This week LogoDesignLove takes a look at how, basically, every airliner in the world uses a bird in a circle as their logo. Lufthansa, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, etc . . . I suppose it makes sense. I’m not […]

It’s Travel Trivia Time!
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It’s Travel Trivia Time!

Back by popular demand! TheExpeditioner, through our endless scouring of the internet, books and libraries across the globe, we bring you another round of travel trivia. Matt offered up this doozy earlier in the week, and sure got the better of me. Let’s see how TheExped readers do. Similar to our last […]

What Is The World’s Busiest Airport?
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What Is The World’s Busiest Airport?

There’s something about cruising up to the Jet Blue terminal on the very Disney-like monorail that is the AirTrain at JFK Airport here in New York that makes you feel like you were leaving one city and entering another. A very busy city, at that. Which made me wonder: What […]

You Know Who Loves Thailand? The Swedes
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You Know Who Loves Thailand? The Swedes

11 million people visit Thailand every year. So who which country outside of Asia visits Thailand the most? Coming in at number one is Australia with 520,090, followed by the United Kingdom at 670,904, the U.S. at 496,812, India at 494,223, Germany with 438,171, France at 339,201, and in seventh […]

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