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 […]

Travel Ideas To Blow That Holiday Bonus Check

Thursday, November 26, 2009

O.K. It’s that time of year. Time to use up the remaining vacation days you’ve saved up for no reason, and the important decision of how you will blow that end of the year bonus check. I guess, that’s just my way of thinking (might not want to follow my lead on that one). I will soon be […]

Be Cool In Buenos Aires: Eat Secretly or Man I’m Sad I’m Not There Right Now

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As I pack my bags here in gray New York City for my trip home for Thanksgiving, it’s hard to imagine that to the day, two years ago, I was in sunny Argentina, sopping up the rays, and wafting in the scents of the freshly blooming Jacarandas. Sigh. Naturally, I’m gravitating towards anything Buenos Aires […]

Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This BBC article actually made me tilt my head a little and sigh, “wow,” under my breath (that hasn’t happened in a while). A company has just announced the invention of a pair of glasses that, when paired with a microphone and translation software, will project real-time translations into your eyes. There is also a […]

Where The Wild Horses Are

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some come for the peaceful beaches, others for the pristine landscapes, but what most people remember most from visiting Assateague are the wild horses — sitting right next to you on the beach. By Elaine Casarella It was ironic that I was visiting Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge when Ken Burns’ […]

4 Tips To Better Backpacking

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lately, even stripping travel down to the bare minimum, i.e. backpacking, has gotten lost in the piles of gear and tech out there (see this article on flashpacking). Over at Vagabondish, they bring true “backpacking” ideals back to the forefront with four tips that will make you rethink that extra pair of underwear you stuffed […]

Now You Tell Me What Not To Do In Chile

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great, now I find out I wasn’t supposed to go to the Concha y Toro winery — just outside of Santiago, Chile — because it’s considered “wine for dummies” (I don’t know, I thought the wine was quite good myself), and, instead, I should have trekked to the Casablanca or Colchagua valleys to sample the […]

The Ultimate Trip: Cairo To Cape Town . . . By Bike?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not one for lounging poolside with a drink in your hand during your vacation (yeah, me either)? How about trying a multi-thousand kilometer bike ride across the world’s second largest continent? You can make it happen with groups like Tour d’Afrique. For a little inspiration, check out the sunset over the Valley of the Kings […]

The Beauty Within Northern Pakistan

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

There are times, in between the constant search for deals and destination ideas, when a good old fashioned travel narrative catches my eye and I’m drawn in for one reason or another. This article over at Travelmag, did just that. The author, since being laid off, decided to view it as an opportunity to travel […]

Hittin’ The High Seas On The “Cruise Trek” — Rolf Style

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In a show of why he’s one of the bets in the biz right, Rolf Potts is chronicling his recent “Star Trek”-themed Caribbean cruise in a five-part series over at World Hum this week. And why, might you ask, would a travel writer extraordinaire waste his time partaking on one of the most hated forms […]

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