A Traveler’s Return: Suburban Connecticut And The Meaning Of Home

A Traveler’s Return: Suburban Connecticut And The Meaning Of Home

A traveler’s thoughts on the strangest and most unfamiliar part of any trip: coming home. By Alexandra Bregman A Traveler’s Guise Outside my hometown, Connecticut was a dirty word. I never wanted to tell anyone I was from Westport, Connecticut, the original location of the “Martha Stewart Show,” of the […]

TheExped Is Japan Bound!
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TheExped Is Japan Bound!

As I wrap up my time in Asia, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to squeeze in a trip to one of the most idyllic of Asian destinations out there: Japan. A few hostel reservations have finally been made between my scouring of the guidebook, forums, and posts here. With […]

What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: In Photos
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What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: In Photos

Did you catch the New York Times’ spectacular (and I don’t use that word liberally) collection of reader-submitted photos from their summer vacation? What started out as just a few earlier in the week has grown to a few hundred amazing photos from around the world. Here’s the link. Makes […]

How To Save 50% Off Skiing This Winter
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How To Save 50% Off Skiing This Winter

Doesn’t the word “skiing” kind of look weird when it’s written, what with that double “i” and all. It looks like it should be Dutch or Swedish or something. But I digress . . . Looking for really cheap lift tix this winter for resorts in the U.S. and Canada? […]

St. Get Me To A Caribbean Beach As Soon As Possible
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St. Get Me To A Caribbean Beach As Soon As Possible

The island of St. Vincent (not to be confused with the singer named St. Vincent) is actually the main island of the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and it contains an active volcano — which last blew its lid in 1979 — that could one day obliterate St. […]

Eating Weirdness Around The Globe
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Eating Weirdness Around The Globe

Traveling is about new experiences, right? No matter where you are, from Philly to Phuket, there is a local cuisine to try. Good, bad, repulsive, or even responsive, there are some things people put down which, itself, can easily be the experience you are looking for. This BootsnAll article outlines […]

Why Do People Go To Disneyland?
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Why Do People Go To Disneyland?

LuggagePoint has this great visual chart of the world’s 50 most popular tourist destinations. Sadly enough, a quick glance at the graphic shows how popular the Disney parks are, not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia as well. Is there any way to describe the horror that […]

Diving In Mozambique
The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

Diving In Mozambique

Not that I planned to do it when I headed there, but I figured what better place to obtain my Scuba Open Water Certification than in Tofo, Mozambique, home to some of the world’s most diverse collection of aquatic life, including whale sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, and perhaps most […]

Igloos, Raves, and Snowbombing: The World’s Top Ten Winter Parties
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Igloos, Raves, and Snowbombing: The World’s Top Ten Winter Parties

For us in the northern hemisphere, the cooler mornings mean winter’s right around the corner. Every year at this time, I’m bombarded with visions of chest deep powder runs through Rocky Mountain champaign, followed quickly by après beers turned all night jam fests. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more […]

Coming Soon To A Plane Near You: Miliarty-Style Seating
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Coming Soon To A Plane Near You: Miliarty-Style Seating

Did you catch the latest in the continuing saga of the ever-shrinking seating space on airplanes? Design firms around the world are racing to fulfill the airliners’ desire to pack more people into less space in an effort to save money. The newest idea? Military-style seating where passengers sit facing […]

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