Kyoto, Japan: You Can’t Rain On This Temple Parade

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The first day or two of any trip to a new country, you really just spend some time getting your bearings. Here in Japan . . . not gonna happen. There’s just too much to do, too much to see, and so little time. With rumors of a typhoon still lingering, I was riding the […]

Get Paid To Travel To The Bahamas And Make A Travel Flick

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I’m not really one to shill for gimmicky tourism stunts (see Exhibit “1”: that “Best Job in the World” promotion that got over 34,000 applicants), but I really like the idea of this one from The Bahamas (not least of which because I basically do this anyway, but no tourism board is shelling out any […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To El Salvador

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How cool would it be to tell your friends back home how you spent your vacation volcano-hopping in El Salvador? Well, it’s not out of the question. With 22 volcanoes, crater lakes, and beaches to knock the breath out of your lungs (as well as really cheap flights from the U.S./Canada), it’s not long before […]

A Long Week’s Journey Into Paradise In The Philippines

Sunday, October 4, 2009

By Justin Calderon The Philippines, the world’s second-largest archipelago next to Indonesia, is speckled with hundreds of islands boasting pristine beaches, cross-cultured cuisine, and friendly people wearing content smiles. The wide variety of islands encompass an illustrious array of different languages and topographies that make the Philippines a destination that travelers find themselves revisiting over […]

Don’t Forget Your Floaty Rings: The World’s Largest Pool

Saturday, October 3, 2009

This isn’t your Aunt June’s backyard pool The Guinness record-holding, man-made “lagoon” measures 3,324 feet in length and covers over twenty acres at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. Now that’s a pool. This bad boy comes with nothing but surprises. It’s not chlorine, as I first suspected. It’s actually a patented […]

It’s Rio!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It’s Official, the Olympics are going to be in Rio de Janerio in 2016. Congratulations Brazil, congratulations South America, I was pulling for you.

Cruising The Mekong

Friday, October 2, 2009

You could hop on that Celebrity Cruise headed for Barbados, or you could head to the Mekong, the world’s 10th-longest river for a real adventure. Follow this journey in the Sydney Morning Herald of a couple who hope to make the journey beginning in Can Tho and eventually on to Angkor Wat. But why, when […]

How Do I Prepare My iPhone For Travel?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Want to avoid racking up exorbitant fees while traveling with your iphone? Be prepared and check out this guide for prepping your phone for the trek through the wilderness of international telecommunications fees. Probably the most obvious thing to do (with all phones) is temporarily add on a specific plan for the country you’re visiting […]

What Travel Books Are TheExpeditioners Reading?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Looking at my overflowing shelves of books, I’m realizing my genre of choice falls under travel literature. In the ever present search for the next in-flight entertainment, I found this BraveNewTraveler post listing the top 50 greatest travel books of all time. It was quite humbling, since I’ve only read five on the list. In […]

Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Something about the fall makes people want to travel to Paris. Something about fall also makes people feel very poor. Oh yeah, that’s because we all blew our savings living it up during the summer months. No worries, fall also means we get a rash of “Paris on the cheap” tips from our travel peers. […]

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