Where Should You Ski This Winter?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If you’re even remotely thinking of skiing this winter, you’ve got to check out this map of 68 ski resorts in the Northeast United States and Quebec. Coming from Colorado, I kind of forget just how many good ski spots there are in the East. Given that most are a day’s drive away for those […]

Why Every Skier Must Get To Europe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It’s no secret I choose skiing as my winter escape, so naturally I gravitate towards ski destinations this time of year. Recently, Travel & Leisure put together a collection of 16 of the world’s scariest (ahem, gnarliest) ski slopes, convincing me that Europe may just be where it’s at. In particular, France appears three different […]

The World’s Ultimate Hike . . . Down

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Most hikers brag about how far up they’ve gone, but what about treks going down into the earth?  For what has to be one of the world’s ultimate hikes, try heading to the Grand Canyon, where you can descend one mile down past eons worth of rock layers, as is described in this NY Times […]

Granada On Haphazard Guitar Strings

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A night out on the town in Granada, Nicaragua, with a Canadian, a Rastafarian painter, and an ex-revolutionary. Does it get any better than this? By Luke Armstrong España was beautiful, young, Argentinean, and when she came up to talk to me on a bus heading towards the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border to ask if I […]

Travel Ideas To Blow That Holiday Bonus Check

Thursday, November 26, 2009

O.K. It’s that time of year. Time to use up the remaining vacation days you’ve saved up for no reason, and the important decision of how you will blow that end of the year bonus check. I guess, that’s just my way of thinking (might not want to follow my lead on that one). I will soon be […]

Be Cool In Buenos Aires: Eat Secretly or Man I’m Sad I’m Not There Right Now

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As I pack my bags here in gray New York City for my trip home for Thanksgiving, it’s hard to imagine that to the day, two years ago, I was in sunny Argentina, sopping up the rays, and wafting in the scents of the freshly blooming Jacarandas. Sigh. Naturally, I’m gravitating towards anything Buenos Aires […]

Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This BBC article actually made me tilt my head a little and sigh, “wow,” under my breath (that hasn’t happened in a while). A company has just announced the invention of a pair of glasses that, when paired with a microphone and translation software, will project real-time translations into your eyes. There is also a […]

Where The Wild Horses Are

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some come for the peaceful beaches, others for the pristine landscapes, but what most people remember most from visiting Assateague are the wild horses — sitting right next to you on the beach. By Elaine Casarella It was ironic that I was visiting Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge when Ken Burns’ […]

4 Tips To Better Backpacking

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lately, even stripping travel down to the bare minimum, i.e. backpacking, has gotten lost in the piles of gear and tech out there (see this article on flashpacking). Over at Vagabondish, they bring true “backpacking” ideals back to the forefront with four tips that will make you rethink that extra pair of underwear you stuffed […]

Now You Tell Me What Not To Do In Chile

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great, now I find out I wasn’t supposed to go to the Concha y Toro winery — just outside of Santiago, Chile — because it’s considered “wine for dummies” (I don’t know, I thought the wine was quite good myself), and, instead, I should have trekked to the Casablanca or Colchagua valleys to sample the […]

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