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 […]

Antarctic Adventure Base Camp Now Open

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Patriot Hills base camp is officially open for business for the 2009 season. The only privately-owned base on the continent opens for three months a year, roughly through January, for those looking for some fun. From Patriot Hills you can climb Mt. Vinson to capture the seven summits (climbing the tallest mountains on each […]

Budget Travel To Close?

Monday, November 16, 2009

It looks like this was an active day over at the offices of Budget Travel. Rumors started flying late Friday evening when New York Magazine’s Daily Intel column reported that Budget Travel was being shuttered by its owners, The Washington Post Company, due to a 33% year over year quarterly drop in revenue (which, given […]

Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My

Sunday, November 15, 2009

With the disappearance of the lawless bandits and random kidnappings, what’s the most likely reason for not returning home? Try not wanting to leave. By Stephen Bugno Our friend back at the embassy in Tbilisi dutifully passed on warnings from higher-ups advising us not to go or, if we were so intrepid, to at least […]

Finally Some Praise For The Airline Industry

Friday, November 13, 2009

Criticizing the airlines has become the norm these days, and often with good reason (we’re all guilty, aren’t we?). Somewhere in between the military style seating and astronomical fees for just about anything, there are some good things out there. This article did the investigative work for us, suggesting eight things already in practice or […]

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