Eating At Your Friendly Neighborhood Balinese Warung

Thursday, December 24, 2009

There are people who like to eat local and then there are people who like to eat local. It’s quite a difference. Eating street side vendors is often an experience, a lesson in culture, and a deliciously cheap meal all wrapped up into one juicy, roasted, suckling pig. Ibo Oka is what the Balinese locals call […]

Puebla: Experiencing The City Of Angels

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience Mexico outside the all-inclusive resorts, away from sprawling Mexico City? Francine Prose did. She checked out Puebla, a two-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Mexico´s capital. Founded in 1531 by the Spanish, the city has a rich history deeply rooted in religion. Some even believe that the location of the city […]

Finding Colombia’s Lost City

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A trek into the jungle in search of Colombia’s “Lost City.” Our group grabs the packs from the top of the Jeep’s rusty roof before we set off for Ciudad Perdida, or Colombia’s Lost City. Our guide, Tunyi, decides to begin the six-day trek by telling us about eight tourists who were kidnapped on September […]

Tips To Quench That Olympic Fever- There’s Still Time!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Don’t ask why, but I randomly searched to see if there were still tickets for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics coming up in February. Surprisingly, there were, and I gave a fist pump when I saw “available”  next to men’s freestyle skiing. That got me thinking, “bet I’m not the only one.” A tornado of mouse […]

Another New Addition To

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No, I still haven’t haven’t procreated since last week. Rather, I’m pleased to announce the arrival of Luke Armstrong, another new member to the writing staff here at When not busy working all day in Antigua, Guatemala, and putting the finished touches on his first novel, Luke’s going to be contributing to the site. […]

How Much Is It Going To Cost To Step Foot In Argentina?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rumor has it that Argentina has finally decided to make the travel game a little more fair. Recently, the Ministry of the Interior has released a notice that the Reciprocity Tax will take effect on January 1st, 2010. It´s a fee that American, Australian and Canadian passport-holders will have to pay upon entering Argentina. Apparently, if […]

Frommer’s (Almost) Top Ten Destinations for 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The ‘09 is wrapping up, a phenomenal year for TheExpeditioner and, well, travel in general (when is it not?). I think my eyes are actually welling up. Reflection aside, we look to the future. Where are your top spots you’d like to get to in 2010? Frommer’s offers their top ten destinations around the globe. […]

Diving The Red Sea: Don’t Eat The Jellyfish

Monday, December 21, 2009

“Matt, you are excellent at exhaling very slowly. That’s a very good talent. That means you are a natural.” Okay, not a skill that serves much purpose in the real world, nor is it a trait that I get complemented on very much on dry land, but when my dive instructor told me this when […]

A Bookstore Behind The Beaten Path

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I believe that no matter where you go you need to know where to find a decent bookstore. Latin America boasts its big bookstore chain, El Ateneo, but the stores are usually too big, stifling and not rich in hidden gems. Just recently I stumbled upon Walrus Books in the barrio that I live in, San Telmo, […]

Forget Italy, Visit The Dubious Principality Of Seborga

Friday, December 18, 2009

This week marked the untimely passing of Giorgio Carbone, the dubiously-legitimate, yet popularly elected leader/king/sandwich-moocher of the small nation of Seborga, a 2.8 square mile parcel of land located near the French border on the Italian Riviera. Never heard of the country, you say? You’re probably not alone, though it’s reported that at least 20 […]

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