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 […]

Tis The Season To Unleash Your Travel Bitch

Friday, December 18, 2009

We love travel, and (almost) everything about it. Maybe it’s the tuk-tuk driver that won’t leave you alone, the “budget” airline that charges you for everything but breathing (and sometimes even that), or that damn middle seat. Well, here’s your chance to sound off. Justified or not, what really torques you while traveling? Need some […]

New Addition To TheExpeditioner.com

Thursday, December 17, 2009

No I haven’t procreated. Rather, I’m pleased to announce the arrival of Brittany Weaver, a new member to the writing staff here at TheExpeditioner.com. Brit’s enviously based down in Buenos Aires at the moment, and she will be bringing some much needed diversity to the heavily-bearded, all-male team here at the site. Please welcome Brit […]

Budget Travel Still In Business

Thursday, December 17, 2009

As is being reported today, Budget Travel magazine will not be closing down (rumors we reported on a couple weeks ago), but instead is being sold off by the Washington Post to private investment firm Fletcher Asset Management Inc. And layoffs? Fletcher has reportedly “agreed to keep almost all of Budget Travel’s employees.” Good news […]

Taiwan´s Space Oddity

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It has been a couple of years since I went gallivanting around the northern regions of Taiwan. However, just recently, I found out about this rare, bizarre, eerie housing complex just outside of Taipei. I am kicking myself that I didn´t find out about it sooner so that I could see it for myself. It […]

Senegal: See The World In A Whole Different Way

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Is there anything more frustrating than touching down on a tarmac in a country you’d just love to explore, but having no chance to do so and taking off just as quickly as you came? This is exactly what happened to me and Senegal. Watching this video doesn’t help my regret. Highlight: I’m all about […]

A White Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As a Canadian, I am always so proud and inspired when I hear or read about people actually enjoying the tortuous winter conditions the country has to offer. I think it´s great that they can look at Canada´s climate with optimism, even if I can´t. So, if three feet of snow, -30ºC and nature towering […]

Rules Of Engagement: Traveling With Signifigant Others

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I can’t say I’ve had much experience with this one lately, if not for the very sake of trying to maintain the relationship, but what are the rules for traveling with your significant other? Should you even risk it? The upsides? The downsides? The cold realities? It’s unquestionable that travel can bring people together like […]

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