Don’t Commit These 7 Travel Sins

Friday, October 30, 2009

As a follow-up to Monday’s article about proper hostel etiquette — a must-read for first-time travelers — BootsnAll has this list of the “7 Deadly Sins of Travel,” which, I guarantee, even the most seasoned travelers have partaken in the past. (Given to any beggars during your trips?) Regarding #1, “Taking budget travel too seriously” […]

A Cultural Pub Stroll Through Edinburgh

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Despite being voted the best city in Britain by the Observer Travel Awards, Edinburgh seems to be a mysteriously intriguing place. What better way to coax a city out from behind its walls is to, as Ian Rankin discovers, take a walk and get lost, or better yet, go get some drinks. This pleasant saunter of […]

What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bánh xèo means either “sizzling cake” or “sound crepe,” depending on what your Google search turns up, but either way, the name refers to this southern Vietnamese crepe made of rice flour, water, coconut milk, pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts that’s pan fried, then “rolled up in a leaf of lettuce and dipped in a […]

In Search Of The Next Phuket — In Vietnam

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In the never-ending quest to discover the “Phuket of the ’80’s,” could it be that the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, just off the Cambodian border in the Gulf of Thailand, is the real thing? Years away from overdevelopment, Phu Quock is known for its peaceful white-sand beaches, laid-back atmosphere, and as the world’s premier […]

Chile’s Atacama Desert Is Out Of This World

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So, I’ve recently figured out a lot about myself. For starters, I’m a sucker for rice terraces, any kind of non-English pop music always sounds better to me for whatever reason, traditional dancing of any kind will mesmerize me, and my newest personal factoid: I dig weird landscapes. I recently found some amazing pictures of Chile’s Atacama […]

‘Tis The Season For Morbid Travel Attractions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some travelers head to Salem, Massachusetts for the month-long Halloween events, others head to Madison, Wisconsin’s Freakfest or New York City’s Village Halloween Parade for two of the country’s largest celebrations. (And, if you were wondering, I am planning to be Paul Kinsey from “Mad Men” this year.) But, as a true traveler, you want […]

Japan In Pictures

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

By Jon Wick To see more shots of my recent adventures through Japan, Vietnam (and once I have some free time, Korea), please visit my Flickr photostream.

Top 13 Ways To Get Kicked Out Of A Hostel

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Looking for ways to avoid making enemies out of your fellow travelers? Here are 13 sure-fire ways to make your hostel hostile. Follow or risk deportation from your dorm. By Carrie Thompson 1) Adult Relations When people use the phrase “get a room” when you’re busy making out with the stranger you just met at […]

Are You Tired? Cuz You’ve Been Flying Through My Mind All Night

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lately, we’ve all been bombarded with silly airline promotions (see Ryanair, Ryanair, or Ryanair). This time, love is in the air, and the Kiwi’s are stepping up to the plate. Just recently, Air New Zealand announced a new “matchmaking flight” on selected overnight flights from L.A. to Auckland. Festivities begin online, with their own social media […]

Top 8 Tourist-Free Islands In Italy

Friday, October 23, 2009

For some reason one of the things I remember most about Capri (other than the beautiful sunsets, quaint streets, and maniacal Vespa drivers), is the fact that when I was there, the rumor around town was that Keanu Reeves had just stayed on the island. Not that I have anything against the guy (except, perhaps, […]

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