The World Of Philanthropic Travel: Volunteering Abroad

Monday, December 28, 2009

All destinations have a dual nature. In Guatemala there is the Guatemala that is shown to tourists, and then there is the other Guatemala. In the Northern jungle region of the country, tourists marvel at Tikal, a breathtaking parked filled with ruins of Mayan pyramids. Not far from Tikal, in garbage dumps across the country, […]

News On Argentina’s “Reciprocity Tax”

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I have just been informed that the fees charged to Americans, Canadians and Australians as of January 2010 are going to be a one-time payment that is good for 10 years. So, for those that are visiting, or planning to visit Argentina frequently over the next 10 years, the fee will cover you for multiple […]

Merry Christmas Travelers

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from TheExpeditioner.com

Deep Water Soloing Thailand’s Koh Poda Island

Friday, December 25, 2009

Kayak to a limestone spire jutting defiantly out of the Andaman Sea. Climb said rock formation without that cumbersome safety gear. Willing or not, jump from spire into the ocean safety net waiting below you. Simple, yeah? Only after you squash an episode of fear-induced vomiting. I’m in. Where can I sign up? This article […]

Five Bizarre Behaviors In Buenos Aires

Thursday, December 24, 2009

If you’re thinking of hopping a flight to Buenos Aires in order to escape the snow or cold, I have some things to point out. I am not writing this to critique Argentine culture, but as a heads-up to travelers. Even though I read a lot about Buenos Aires before living here, it seems that […]

Video: Christmas In Salzburg Anyone?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Turns out the crew over at Tripfilms.com just moved to new digs in downtown Manhattan, just around the corner from TheExpeditioner.com! So cool, it’s turning into Silicon Valley, but for travel, except we’re in the heart of the Financial District (which the area is somewhat better known for). Check out the well-coiffed Kelly as she […]

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 […]

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