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 — […]

Get Ruined In Jordan

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I am always leery of reading about the Middle East as a travel destination. I should know better, the volatility doesn’t engulf the entire region, and once you’re there, you are guaranteed to experience a history dating back to before Western civilization was even thought of, sprinkled with some modern luxuries. In this Travelmag article, […]

End-of-Summer Roadtrip in…Namibia?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Despite being the second most sparsely populated country on the planet, Namibia is adventurously drivable, intensely beautiful, and perhaps even a bit luxurious. That’s the gist of a recent travel article in the Guardian, which recounts a 12-day loop trip through the south of the country. Though the roads vary from fresh asphalt to what […]

Please Bump Your Head Carefully

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The reign of Chinglish, the inaccurate public displays of translations, and the source of enjoyment for visitors to China, may soon come to an end in Shanghai. Although you can decipher the message in almost all cases, the numerous files of digital photos telling you to, “leave your values at the front desk,” may be […]

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