Video: Addicting Aquarium

Thursday, December 31, 2009

This short video of the world’s second largest aquarium in the world — Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan (the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the record holder, for now, until this beast in Dubai opens next year) — is strangely hypnotic given that it’s a single-shot of a bunch of marine life swimming by at […]

Not A Typical Day In Cambodia

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I have yet to meet a person who is not fascinated with Cambodia. Even if the person has no desire to visit the country, they never stop asking about the people, the culture, the safety, or the temples. It’s difficult to describe Cambodia because of its past ancient civilizations, a relatively recent genocide, and the […]

Diving Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Maybe it’s the -15 I see on my thermometer this morning that is making tropical destinations front and center on my mind. I have to personally thank the crew at GoNomad for taking me to the island of Papua New Guinea. I couldn’t have imagined a better mental getaway. Battling jet lag, the author describes […]

The World’s Best Job Winner Has A Brush With Death

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

… or should that read, “So-called” World’s Best Job Winner? Ben Southall, the winner of that hyped Barrier Island caretaker gig off the coast of Queensland, Austraila, was jet skiing with some friends when he had a little run in with 5 millimeters of venomous fury, otherwise known as the deadly irukandji jellyfish. According to […]

¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve was a unique experience. The roomies and I got to hang out with some people that we have met, drinking wine, eating beef, and watching fireworks go off from the rooftop terrace. Not like any Christmas I have experienced before. After some eats and treats, our hosts decided to give out some presents. […]

Where Are The Top 5 Biggest New Year’s Eve Parties Around The World?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Not content with listing the best New Year’s parties in the world (everyone knows this occurs at’s annual New Year’s party where we break out the bottles of Boone’s Farm and Twister for a rockin’ evening), I decided to find out where the biggest parties in the world take place. 1) RIO DE JANEIRO […]

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

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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 […]

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