Top 6 Sydney Beaches That Aren’t Named Bondi

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Beyond the skin, sex and parking meters of Bondi Beach and the other classic Sydney swimming stops, there are plenty of other beaches, harbors, coves and hideaways to explore. Some are little-known, while others sometimes attract small groups, but you can rest assured that none of them draw the crowds like that other infamous stretch […]

Here’s My Interview For The “When In Roam” Podcast

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When Christine Maxfield, host of the When In Roam: Conversations with Travel Writers podcast, asked if I wanted to spend an hour with her in the storeroom of New York’s Hostelling International one late-fall Saturday afternoon, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. Turns out she wanted me there to record an interview with her for her […]

This Is Why I’d Gladly Trade In My U.S. Passport For One From Finland

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It’s true, my American passport may be slightly more useful to me, but the Finnish passport is officially my favorite one in the world. Why, might you ask? Simple, when’s the last time my U.S. passport did anything even slightly entertaining for me? (And no, including historical quotes from the nation’s founders does not count.) […]

Which Countries Do Americans Travel To The Most?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Which countries do Americans travel to the most? Is it our friendly neighbors to the north and south? Our English-speaking counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic? Maybe the land of baguettes and tourists from basically every other country in the world? The answer is “yes” to all of the above, but Mexico more […]

Travel Guide To Quebec City (HD) [Travel Video]

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In this travel video guide from Quebec City, I travel around Quebec City including its historic Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), stop in at the famed Ice Hotel where visitors spend the night on ice beds, and explore the Winter Carnival, the biggest winter carnival in the world that attracts over 600,000 people […]

Niagara Falls Began To Freeze This Week, And This Is What It Looked Like

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Count one more victim of the cold brought by the recent polar vortex in North America. As temperatures dipped down to -20 Fahrenheit, the water around Niagara Falls begin to freeze, creating some spectacular images for those brave enough to head outside in the cold to witness the event (such as the one above). It […]

New Year’s Eve + Timelapse Video + Times Square = The Best Travel Video Of 2014 So Far

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Where were you on New Year’s Eve? I’m going to guess you probably weren’t hanging around the tops of a couple New York city skyscrapers in Times Square with enough expensive camera equipment in tow to finance the purchase of a small home in Boca Raton. Lucky for you, The Timelapse Group was, and they […]

Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In the days preceding winter solstice, the sky enshrouding Barrow, Alaska, is a hue somewhere between mineral pitch and squid ink. And the skyline stays that way for all of a handful of minutes when it winnows a degree or two lighter, the barest luminescence along the horizon, like the last gasps of cathode ray […]

A Flyer Pointed His Camera Out The Window One Night And This Was The Show He Got

Thursday, January 2, 2014

On a nightime trans-atlantic flight from London to New York in early November, seasoned traveler Paul Williams perched his camera on his backpack and aimed it out the window and set it to take a picture every few seconds. What resulted is this amazing time-lapse video of the northern lights (or aurora borealis to those […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2013)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October — December) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

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