Surviving Spain

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? By Laura Bridgestock It’s 8:30 a.m. I’ve been asleep for three hours. It […]

Travel Assignment: Choose Anywhere In The World. Travel There. Write About It. Go!

Friday, September 18, 2009

What happens when you hire six of some of the best travel writers in the world to go on assignment, anywhere they want, to write about anything they want? Try donkeys in Morocco, treks to the Punjab, and, could this be, Frances Mayes of “Under the Tuscan Sky” waxing poetic about . . . Poland? […]

Raise Your Steins: Here’s To A Great Oktoberfest

Friday, September 18, 2009

This weekend, some six million people will head off to the start of Munich’s infamous festival celebrating everything Bavarian. The ceremonial tapping of the first keg, by the mayor of Munich, will happen this Saturday at 12:00. The party, this year, will last until October 4th. Growing up in the Midwest (as with so many […]

Trekking Kat-kat-katmandu

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I can’t express how mad it makes me that I associate Katmandu with that horrible Bob Seger song, but I’m hoping Michael Murphy’s newly posted vid is going to change that. Mike covers most of the bases you think of regarding Katmandu — Temples, hippies smoking hash for the “holiday times” — as well as […]

Going Coast To Coast At 10 MPH

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The all American road trip has been redefined, yet again. Heading from Seattle to Boston is beautiful from the passenger seat, perhaps even more so from the saddle of your touring bike, but on a Segway? Really? Two guys dropped their corporate jobs to do just that. They bought one of those two wheeled, battery […]

Pitcairn Island: Get There While You Can

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This little island on the edge of the southern Pacific Ocean, is still home to the descendents of the famous “Mutiny On The Bounty.” At least for now. This Telegraph article notes the people currently living in Pitcairn may be the last generation to eek out a living there. Heavily subsidized by the British government, it […]

10 Films That Have Inspired Me To Travel

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One of the upsides to having other contributors to the site is that I get to piggyback on their creatively and ingenuity to create my own posts. So here we go. Anyway, Jon’s post about films that inspire travel got me thinking about which flicks make me want to hit the road. Yes, I did […]

Chao, Exped!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

With Matt’s successful return, my short but sweet run as guest editor here at comes to a close. I suspect that, even if I had the time to continue posting, there wouldn’t be room on the page — Matt undoubtedly has enough stories from Africa to fill it from scroll-bar top to scroll-bar bottom. […]

Images Of Africa

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SOUTH AFRICA These images are from my trip through South African and Mozambique during September, 2009.

Travel Motivation From The Big Screen

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In a manic episode of escapism, and don’t ask me why, I happened to grab the movie “Sound of Music” off the shelf. In a recent post, I shared not seeing “Lord of the Rings.” I must apologize yet again; I haven’t seen this classic in its entirety, until last night. What struck me wasn’t the music, or […]

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