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 […]

Another New Addition To TheExpeditioner.com

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 TheExpeditioner.com. 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. […]

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