World’s Insanely Scary Runways

Friday, November 6, 2009

Are you kidding me? These actually exist? Travel and Leisure Magazine did a spread on some of the wildest runways around the globe. Let’s just double check that all our tray tables and seatbacks are in the locked and upright positions. Discussed in the article are the many variables in landing a plane to start with. […]

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries For 2010: And The Winner Is . . .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lonely Planet’s doling out accolades to these ten countries as being very topping, with El Salvador being the toppingist of them all. Okay, they don’t really elaborate as to what this list mean, other than being the “hottest countries for next year,” but I assume they mean destinations that are, or have been, under the […]

What’s It Like To Travel To Singapore . . . In Five Minutes?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whenever I’m doing my own videos (next to come on Monday!), I’m always thinking, “How can I really immerse a viewer in the experience of the trip?” Well, one way to do that, would just go ahead and make a video where the viewer sees everything that you did. And I mean everything. Like David’s […]

Which Tacky Souvenirs Found Their Way Into Your Bag?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We’re all guilty, don’t feel too bad. It could have been the gold, waving cat from Hong Kong that you bought for Aunt Mabel, the “I Love Hawaii” picture frame from the resort gift shop, or even a certain wooden toilet seat, complete with Spanish flag and a certain male appendage. We’ve all bought them […]

All Of The Whistler At Half The Price

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today marks 100 days until the Olympic torch gets to Vancouver. Happy Olympics, everyone! Personally, I’m stoked, and I’m in a state of constant scheming to find a way there. The problem I run into, are thoughts of “Whistler, snow, mountains, mmm . . .” that usually vanish quickly because of, “Olympics . . . prices jacked […]

File Under Reasons I’m Jealous Of Londoners: Weekend Trips To Damascus

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nothing frustrates me more than when I read about Londoners discussing simple weekend trips to such places as southern Spain, Morocco, or as is the case here, Damascus. (Why isn’t my my house in New York a few thousand miles closer to the European continent?) Though perhaps a little tougher to explore a few years […]

Sumo Wrestling 101

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

If there was one thing I could have changed about my recent trip to Japan, it would have to be the date. I say that only for the sole reason that it wasn’t sumo tournament season. The ancient form of wrestling holds tournaments at specific times of year; specifically, not while I’m there. Lucky for me, I can […]

So What Should You Do In Paris?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Don’t see the Mona Lisa, climb the Eiffel Tower, or grab a coffee at Café de Flore? Well, not exactly, but taken from an expert on Paris, there are plenty of ways to get the best out of Paris, without doing what Paris is best known for. For example, want a great view of the […]

Beyond Buenos Aires

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Your guide to heading out of the city and exploring what lays beyond Buenos Aires. By Katie Hammel For the ambitious traveler, the best of Buenos Aires can be seen in a few days, and even those who want to take a more relaxed approach can get a good feel for life in the city […]

The Great American BBQ

Friday, October 30, 2009

What do you get when you cross 500,000 pounds of meat, surgical gloves, and some “testosterone-fueled bro hugs?” The world’s largest, American Royal BBQ competition in Kansas City. Duh. BBQ in the states isn’t just slapping some meat on a grill; “real” BBQ is an art, complete with a history of its own. This Guardian […]

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