Conquering Tanzania’s Mountain Of God

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Many of Africa’s greatest adventures lie well away from the main tourist trails. Cameron Fergus climbs Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania for a new perspective on God and man. By Cameron Fergus “It’s a volcano, as long as we keep going up we’ll be fine.” My girlfriend’s plan to abandon our guide, though ambitious, was also […]

Tokyo: The Electronics Promised Land

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I’ve never been to Norway, until that happens, I won’t know what it’s like to visit the place of your ancestry. For the last couple days, this question has been spinning through my mind as I took my little Sony camera through the streets of Tokyo. Not quite the futuristic, Jetson-like city I had first […]

Time To Give A Little Back: Philippines Edition

Saturday, October 10, 2009

As a kind of bookend to the week here, the Philippines has been in the news all week as a result of some of  “the worst floods to hit Manila and nearby provinces in four decades.” If you remember, we started off the week with a story from Justin Calderon from his own trip to […]

Bing vs. The Other Guys: Who’s Got The Cheapest Tickets?

Friday, October 9, 2009

In the spirit of “Beach Week” (not to be confused with “Shark Week”, that other perennial, much ballyhooed 7-day national holiday), I decided to conduct a very unscientific study: How does Bing’s new search engine hold up? Let’s say I wanted to head to Curacao in late January during my birthday to scuba away those […]

Phuket Is For Lovers . . . Of Amazing Beaches

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For whatever reason this week seems to be “Beach Week” here at Not sure if there’s something subliminal going on, what with the onset of fall and all, but I’m just going to roll with the flow and keep it going with this gorgeous video of Phuket. Sure it may be a little touristy […]

Welcome To Diu: Goa 30 Years Ago

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I was only but a slowly developing zygote 30 years ago, but in the world of travel lore, Goa was the place to be around that magical time period during the 1970’s. Today? Not so much. But for the chance of experiencing your very own sense of discovery, try heading north to Diu. Not that […]

Kyoto, Japan: You Can’t Rain On This Temple Parade

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The first day or two of any trip to a new country, you really just spend some time getting your bearings. Here in Japan . . . not gonna happen. There’s just too much to do, too much to see, and so little time. With rumors of a typhoon still lingering, I was riding the […]

Get Paid To Travel To The Bahamas And Make A Travel Flick

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I’m not really one to shill for gimmicky tourism stunts (see Exhibit “1”: that “Best Job in the World” promotion that got over 34,000 applicants), but I really like the idea of this one from The Bahamas (not least of which because I basically do this anyway, but no tourism board is shelling out any […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To El Salvador

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How cool would it be to tell your friends back home how you spent your vacation volcano-hopping in El Salvador? Well, it’s not out of the question. With 22 volcanoes, crater lakes, and beaches to knock the breath out of your lungs (as well as really cheap flights from the U.S./Canada), it’s not long before […]

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 […]

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