A Top Ten Of China Is Just A Start. What Else Do You Suggest?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who doesn’t like top tens? They reel me in all the time, but they have their limitations. We all know China could fill up top ten lists in its sleep, so the one compiled over at National Geographic Traveler really doesn’t do the place justice. I’m always up for some China info. So, I turn […]

Video: Explore Perugia — Much Different Than Your College Town

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Perugia, the capital city of the region of Umbria, is home to what you’d expect from Italy: beautiful buildings, world-class art, a rich culinary tradition; but you’ll also find a boatload of students here — 50,000 to be exact. Time to live out that study abroad program you skipped in college?

Ever Wonder What Volunteering In Cambodia Is Like?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

  Volunteering abroad is full of highs and lows. Choosing to do that in Cambodia, one of the least developed countries in the world, has it’s own set of issues. Seeing the body pits from the genocide by the Khmer Rouge regime, to the ever cheerful village children, Lauren Dickerson (not her pictured above) sits down for an […]

Camping In The Caribbean

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Though not as cheap as you’d expect ($80), there are opportunities for setting up tent in the Caribbean as an alternative to high-price, resort accommodations, as Benji found out here, especially in St. John’s’ Maho and Cinnamon Bay campgrounds. And the idea’s not new: “But on St. John, the expansiveness of its National Park, which […]

Zimbabwe Getting Back On The Map

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The political unrest that dictated Zimbabwe of late doesn’t seem to be affecting the number of people heading there; more than doubling the amount from last year (I should note Wanderlust mentioned this stat was unconfirmed). With the adoption of the U.S. dollar making currency scams less likely, and the rumors of the political scene […]

The Top Travel Books Of 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The New York Times has published their list of the best travel books of 2009 — a perfect way to close out the . . . umm, oh-ohs? — just in time for those thinking about stocking stuffers for their travel-loving family and friends. (Hello? Family/friends, hope you’re reading this.) “The Best American Travel Writing” […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This December

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Already broke your budget just staying in New York this holiday season? Try these 10 tips to enjoy the city for free. By Matt Stabile MUSEUMS 1) MoMA Normally a steep $20, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art for you acronym-hating readers) is free every Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Just head to the front […]

Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel

Friday, December 4, 2009

Heavy petting… going nuts… queue the suggestive hamster jokes. Nantes, France has added another “attraction” to its handful of other enticing options, a romantic hamster wheel for two (no… really). Visitors to the La Villa Hamster have the option of dressing up in full rodent garb, nibbling organic grain, sleeping in a haystack, and, yes, […]

The Frugal Traveler To The Web?

Friday, December 4, 2009

The New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler,” Matt Gross, was in attendance at last night’s talk, “Travel Gets Social: The New World of Travel Media,” when discussions turned to the prospect of the future of travel journalism. In a surprisingly candid, yet refreshingly sober, analysis of his own employer, Matt admitted that should the Grey Lady […]

RIP: National Geographic Adventure

Friday, December 4, 2009

In some sad travel media news this week, Folio reported that National Geographic Adventure will be closing down, with 17 layoffs associated with the shutdown. Unfortunately, this could have implications for the other Nat Geo brands. “Not far behind Adventure in terms of ad page losses is National Geographic Traveler, which saw a nearly 40 […]

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