Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers

Saturday, September 5, 2009

“Venice of the East,” or the Indian city of Udaipur won a Travel & Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” as the best city for travelers in 2009. With its many lakes, canals, palaces, and value, it came in ahead of Cape Town, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Chiang Mai rounding out the top five. Along the same […]

The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides

Saturday, September 5, 2009

In 2006, my wife and I bicycled through six Southeast Asian nations over three months. During the first half of the journey, one resource we turned to was Lonely Planet’s Cycling Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. With detailed route information, including km-by-km directions, elevation charts, and cycle-centric destination info, this book was handy to say the […]

Got Creepy? Scotland Castle Is Home To 7 Ghosts

Saturday, September 5, 2009

One Castle. Seven Ghost. Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, was the location for a recent Most Haunted episode. This brilliant castle was built in 1777, but the original buildings of the compound date back to 1165, and could be one of the most haunted places on earth. Each of the ghosts have their own reported […]

Wifi The Friendly Skies

Friday, September 4, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the runway at LAX, staring mindlessly at the cycle of commercials playing on my seat’s personalized TV monitor. Credit cards, the Delta frequent flier program, jewelry, a promotion for “Mad Men.” But somewhere during the seventh or eighth cycle, one of the ads caught my eye. It […]

Travel Sickness May Be Just What You Need

Friday, September 4, 2009

If you travel, you will get sick… sooner or later it will catch up with you. I have friends that get struck down , literally, on every trip they take. They can set their watch to it. Yet, it doesn’t slow them down in the least. Even I, iron immune system and all, was driven to […]

Asia On Two Wheels

Friday, September 4, 2009

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the cultures of these these countries. The article states, “Sometimes the truest way to experience a place is on the back […]

Anthony Bourdain In Big Sky Country

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It finally happened. For the first time in over a year living in Asia, I got a bit homesick. Danggit, Anthony Bourdain, if you just weren’t so good at what you do! The new episode of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel visited Livingston, Montana aired not long ago. It’s a small town no more […]

Go Mideast, My Son

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Middle East has been popping up all over the travel webs of late. First, Matt brought us the news of Gulf Air and Iraqi Airways’ plans to begin regular commercial flights into Baghdad. Then, just yesterday, Jon pointed us to a travel article featuring Amman, Jordan‘s capital. But it doesn’t stop with TheExpeditioner. Over […]

Antarctica: The Triple Crown

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finally, the age old question has been answered. While looking for the ideal spot for an observatory, scientists “discovered” what is thought to be the coldest, driest, and calmest place on earth. The triple crown of atmospheric phenomenon! Enjoy your trophy, Ridge A. At 13,294 feet, this spot along Ridge A, sits on the Antarctic […]

Llama Treks – Not Just in Peru Anymore

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ever fancied tossing saddlebags over a llama or two and heading out to explore some awesome mountain terrain? Well now you can…minus the plane ticket to South America. Redwood Llamas, operating out of Silverton, CO, offers a variety of trekking packages through the nearby San Juan Mountains, from fully guided and geared to solo — […]

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