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 “ 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, “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’s Jon Wick? Are you going to be surprised at how good the skiing looks around Calgary? Does everyone affiliated with 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 […]

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 […]

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