The Most Remote Places On Earth

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did you know that about 10 percent of the Earth is more than 48 hours away (by way of land travel) from the nearest city? Take that to “Jeopardy.” With roads, airplanes, satellites, and whatever else is out there taking pictures and measurements along the way, the true sense of remoteness is almost nonexistent. Recently, […]

A Traveler’s Return: Suburban Connecticut And The Meaning Of Home

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A traveler’s thoughts on the strangest and most unfamiliar part of any trip: coming home. By Alexandra Bregman A Traveler’s Guise Outside my hometown, Connecticut was a dirty word. I never wanted to tell anyone I was from Westport, Connecticut, the original location of the “Martha Stewart Show,” of the original film “The Stepford Wives,” […]

TheExped Is Japan Bound!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

As I wrap up my time in Asia, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to squeeze in a trip to one of the most idyllic of Asian destinations out there: Japan. A few hostel reservations have finally been made between my scouring of the guidebook, forums, and posts here. With my JR Pass officially in […]

What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: In Photos

Friday, September 25, 2009

Did you catch the New York Times’ spectacular (and I don’t use that word liberally) collection of reader-submitted photos from their summer vacation? What started out as just a few earlier in the week has grown to a few hundred amazing photos from around the world. Here’s the link. Makes me question my own photo-taking […]

How To Save 50% Off Skiing This Winter

Friday, September 25, 2009

Doesn’t the word “skiing” kind of look weird when it’s written, what with that double “i” and all. It looks like it should be Dutch or Swedish or something. But I digress . . . Looking for really cheap lift tix this winter for resorts in the U.S. and Canada? Check out the site Liftopia. […]

St. Get Me To A Caribbean Beach As Soon As Possible

Friday, September 25, 2009

The island of St. Vincent (not to be confused with the singer named St. Vincent) is actually the main island of the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and it contains an active volcano — which last blew its lid in 1979 — that could one day obliterate St. Vincent, leaving St. Vincent without […]

Eating Weirdness Around The Globe

Friday, September 25, 2009

Traveling is about new experiences, right? No matter where you are, from Philly to Phuket, there is a local cuisine to try. Good, bad, repulsive, or even responsive, there are some things people put down which, itself, can easily be the experience you are looking for. This BootsnAll article outlines ten wacky foods eaten around […]

Why Do People Go To Disneyland?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LuggagePoint has this great visual chart of the world’s 50 most popular tourist destinations. Sadly enough, a quick glance at the graphic shows how popular the Disney parks are, not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia as well. Is there any way to describe the horror that Disneyland Paris beats out the […]

Diving In Mozambique

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Not that I planned to do it when I headed there, but I figured what better place to obtain my Scuba Open Water Certification than in Tofo, Mozambique, home to some of the world’s most diverse collection of aquatic life, including whale sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, and perhaps most famously, manta rays (in fact […]

Igloos, Raves, and Snowbombing: The World’s Top Ten Winter Parties

Thursday, September 24, 2009

For us in the northern hemisphere, the cooler mornings mean winter’s right around the corner. Every year at this time, I’m bombarded with visions of chest deep powder runs through Rocky Mountain champaign, followed quickly by après beers turned all night jam fests. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more excited to share this Times […]

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