Kenya’s Flamingo Park Recognized

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pink is the new black. That’s what the trend setters are saying, right? Honestly, fashion sense said goodbye to me long ago, so I’ll stick to sharing news coming out of Kenya’s Nakuru National Park. That way no one will be mixing argyle with horizontal stripes (unless that’s cool now). Described as “greatest bird spectacle […]

When Has Your Meal Had A Story Like This?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So much more than the “leeks, onions, garlic, and other greens” that swim amidst the odd presence of sliced hotdogs and Spam, one of Korea’s favorite dishes, Budae Jjigae, is a stew with a backstory not likely associated with most meals, as TheExpeditioner.com’s own Jon Wick finds out in this piece. Arising out of the […]

Who Are The Worst Airline Passengers?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

O.K., we’ve all been there: the nightmare transatlantic flight with the bad food that makes it even worse. Brutal, right? This Travelocity online survey was conducted recently (the results can be found here) to finally let the cat out of the bag as to who the worst airline passengers really are. Their results? Smelly neighbors and […]

The Web’s Top Expat Blogs

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What are the first things you’re supposed to do when you move abroad? #1: Find a job; #2: Figure out the best coffee shop nearby, and; #3: Start a blog, of course. BootsnAll is listing their 15 favorite expat blogs around the world. From newlyweds in Mumbai (Diary of a White Indian Housewife), to Danes […]

Experiencing Norway’s Winter Sports And Living To Tell About It (Barely)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What do you get when you mix dog sledding, .22 rifles, and Norway’s most famous liquor? How about an unforgettable weekend experiencing the best of Norway’s winter sports. Emerging onto a 3,000-foot plateau in central Norway, the moment freezes. To the east, hundreds of miles of virgin tracks glide enticingly away through the countless conifers […]

Meat City: Copenhagen’s Up And Coming Art Scene

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yes, Meat City. More specifically, a still functioning meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Finally, artists, club goers, and butchers are together at last. The city owned, Kodbyen District (literally Meat City — I didn’t come up with that), is undergoing an innovative change, to say the least, where all of the abandoned butcheries are now being […]

Where Are This Winter’s Hot Spots In Latin America?

Friday, October 16, 2009

The NY Daily News ticks off some of their favorite hotspots this summer in Latin America. A few may not exactly be terribly insightful (it’s a given Buenos Aires and Rio are great to see come late November), but there were a few good suggestions here I’d take some time to check out. Nicaragua’s San […]

Welcome To The Temple Of Peace And Harmony. Now, Spread ‘Em!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just as America has it’s 9/11 which altered its future, India has it’s November, 2008. Unfortunately, the results of these events are a part of the times we currently live in. This post on IntelligentTravel is a sobering reminder of that. The article talks about the security measures instated at New Delhi’s ISKCON Hare Krishna […]

Dear Rolf: My Friends Are Lame And Won’t Travel Abroad. What Should I Do?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It’s been a while since we checked in with Rolf (it seems he’s been on his own extended travels lately), but he’s back and answering questions over at his column on WorldHum, like the one this week from a frustrated “Paul” (made-up name if I’ve ever heard one) who can’t get his friends to travel […]

Video: Wonder What It’s Like To Safari In Botswana?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

As many of you knew, I was tentatively planning on heading out to Africa for a 14-day safari with a friend of the site, Dan of Grass Track Safaris, but the timing ended up not working out so I had to go it alone. Anyway, Dan got back safely from the continent and had some […]

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