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. […]

Take Your Very Own New York “Mad Men” Tour

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

There are plenty of movie and TV related tours you can take in New York City, such as the infamous “Sex and the City” tour and the “Sopranos” tour. (Any chance of a forthcoming “Bored to Death” tour? Unlikely, but good show.) But how about a tour in the footsteps of Don Draper? Presenting the self-guided “Mad […]

Sweden’s First National Marine Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let’s be honest, what’s not to love about Sweden? The place that gave us the infamous bikini team, has now designated its first National Marine park, just so they could have a place to frolic. Well, a guy can dream, right? Kosterhavet National Marine Park is found in the Koster Islands, between Sweden and Norway, and the most […]

What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trick question. The answer is that it depends. Are you in Spanish or French Basque country? What’s the difference? To find out, the NYT takes a road trip through both countries, starting from the westernmost part of the region in the beach town of Bakio — about an hour north of Bilbao — where it’s […]

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