Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That
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Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That

With over 50,000 apps already for the iPhone, figuring out which ones are the best for the intrepid traveler is the hard part. Lucky for you Travel + Leisure’s naming their top 11 travel apps, ranging from the basic — unit conversion, voice recorder — to the truly necessary — […]

You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap
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You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap

This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and […]

Cuba’s Port Of Hope
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Cuba’s Port Of Hope

How much about Cuba can you discover by traveling through the Viñales Valley on a bike? Turns out, quite a lot. By Luke Armstrong Moments before my plane touched down in Havana, an Australian had turned to me to ask me why I was going to Cuba. I guess I […]

Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France
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Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France

Having finished off “Fast Food Nation” just last night, it was more than a little disheartening to come across this article over at Slate chronicling McDonald’s’ slow takeover of the gastronomic interests of the French. As is revealed in the piece: “The company was pulling in over a million people […]

Why Boulder Rules In The Summer
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Why Boulder Rules In The Summer

When I lived in Boulder, Colorado, with eight of my friends, people would be surprised when they encountered the homeless guy that often called our porch home. I could’t understand their confusion. Welcome to Boulder, I used to tell them. If you’ve only spent time in Colorado during the winter […]

So You Think You Know South Africa?
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So You Think You Know South Africa?

Kruger may be better known, but South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park has its fair share of wildlife, including hippos, Zambezi sharks, crocodiles, antelope, and over 500 species of birds. Located in the northeastern part of the country, just south of Mozambique, iSimangaliso boasts five ecosystems and can safely be described […]

Bourdain In Hong Kong
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Bourdain In Hong Kong

Squid balls, pissing shrimp, and pig knuckles: all in a day’s work for Anthony as he stops in at Tung Po Seafood Restaurant, a non-descript, food court style haunt reached via escalator in the heart of Hong Kong. Though I wasn’t expecting it, this turned out to be one of […]

Ryanair To Passengers: Carry Your Own Bags
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Ryanair To Passengers: Carry Your Own Bags

Ryanair, in an effort to cut costs amongst an industry-wide turndown, is considering having passengers bring their own luggage on to the tarmac — just like taking a bus! As the Independent points out, “the budget airline says the plans could save €20m, through not paying baggage handlers, which would […]

A Little Perspective . . .
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A Little Perspective . . .

I know that I’m supposed to be writing about interesting destinations or posting travel videos, but it all seems a little trite after spending some time watching the videos from the protests in Iran on YouTube’s new “CitizenTube” channel, or reading this heartbreaking story about Neda, the woman slain by […]

How Overrated Is Venice?
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How Overrated Is Venice?

We spend a lot of time here at TheExpeditioner.com going on and on about places to visit and sights to see around the world, but it begs the question: aren’t there plenty of places you shouldn’t travel to? Of course there are, I just don’t think there’s much use spilling […]

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