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 […]

Did You Check Out The New “Destinations” Page Yet?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bowing to the intense pressure of the public at large (okay, a friendly suggestion from an Australian friend and a certain Contributing Editor), introduces the new “Destinations” page. Heading somewhere specific? Daydreaming about a certain locale? One click on the “Destinations” link brings you to a handy breakdown of all past posts and articles […]

Tried And True: Japan On The Cheap

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Japan’s reputation is true; it is expensive as you’ve heard. Matt pretty much nailed it with this post, but it doesn’t have to break the bank (but don’t expect a SE Asia kind of cheap). With my own trip now concluded, I thought I’d share some first-hand knowledge I’ve learned to make it easier to […]

Your Guide To Cheap Luxury In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Now that the dollar is back on its seemingly inexorable decline against most world currencies, it’s about time for Americans (and East Timorians, Panamanians, etc. . . ) to start thinking again (as if they weren’t already) about those cheap destinations around the world where the dollar still gets some traction, like Southeast Asia. If […]

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