Zimbabwe Getting Back On The Map

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The political unrest that dictated Zimbabwe of late doesn’t seem to be affecting the number of people heading there; more than doubling the amount from last year (I should note Wanderlust mentioned this stat was unconfirmed). With the adoption of the U.S. dollar making currency scams less likely, and the rumors of the political scene […]

The Top Travel Books Of 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The New York Times has published their list of the best travel books of 2009 — a perfect way to close out the . . . umm, oh-ohs? — just in time for those thinking about stocking stuffers for their travel-loving family and friends. (Hello? Family/friends, hope you’re reading this.) “The Best American Travel Writing” […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This December

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Already broke your budget just staying in New York this holiday season? Try these 10 tips to enjoy the city for free. By Matt Stabile MUSEUMS 1) MoMA Normally a steep $20, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art for you acronym-hating readers) is free every Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Just head to the front […]

Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel

Friday, December 4, 2009

Heavy petting… going nuts… queue the suggestive hamster jokes. Nantes, France has added another “attraction” to its handful of other enticing options, a romantic hamster wheel for two (no… really). Visitors to the La Villa Hamster have the option of dressing up in full rodent garb, nibbling organic grain, sleeping in a haystack, and, yes, […]

The Frugal Traveler To The Web?

Friday, December 4, 2009

The New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler,” Matt Gross, was in attendance at last night’s talk, “Travel Gets Social: The New World of Travel Media,” when discussions turned to the prospect of the future of travel journalism. In a surprisingly candid, yet refreshingly sober, analysis of his own employer, Matt admitted that should the Grey Lady […]

RIP: National Geographic Adventure

Friday, December 4, 2009

In some sad travel media news this week, Folio reported that National Geographic Adventure will be closing down, with 17 layoffs associated with the shutdown. Unfortunately, this could have implications for the other Nat Geo brands. “Not far behind Adventure in terms of ad page losses is National Geographic Traveler, which saw a nearly 40 […]

TheExpeditioner Ski Week- Day 4: Heli-Skiing

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I feel obligated to put a few posts on the back burner in lieu of our impromptu “TheExpeditioner.com Ski Week 2009” (tag- you’re it, Matt). Next topic: Heli-skiing. To those not familiar, this Jaunted headline will fill you in pretty quick: “Take A Helicopter To Ski Where (Mostly) No One Has Skied Before.” I’d like […]

Worst. Seat. Ever.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

In our highbrow post of the day, the NY Post (who else?) has this story of a stewardess who snapped the above picture of a rather — how should we say this? — un-buoyant passenger. Per FlightGlobal.com, “The [flight attendant] took it to show her manager what was happening on the aircraft and why she […]

Video: Why The World Flocks To Alberta For Skiing

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You curious to meet the man behind the myth of TheExpeditioner.com’s Jon Wick? Are you going to be surprised at how good the skiing looks around Calgary? Does everyone affiliated with TheExpeditioner.com have beards? Yes, yes, and yes. Check out Jon’s vid of Calgary, where he re-ups his caffeine intake at Canada’s iconic (although, not […]

Travel Channel’s Bourdain and Zimmerman Revealed

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

There’s still hope for the regular guy out there to someday get an outstanding gig with the Travel Channel and settle into arguably the greatest job on earth. I mean, if Samantha Brown can do it . . . Jaunted did a piece, in which they attended a party co-hosted by our Travel Channel friends […]

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