The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2013)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October — December) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

Cape Town Is Beautiful, And This Video Makes It Look Even Better

Friday, December 27, 2013

I know that it’s not exactly difficult to make South Africa’s Cape Town look beautiful, given the perpetually sunny weather and the grand landscape of the city as it sits below nearby Table Mountain. But this video from Jesse Olson perfectly captures a certain energy and look of the city that visitors sometimes have a […]

Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The man walked blindfolded between our outstretched fingers as we caressed him with leaves and feathers. Other hands reached out to caress or hold him. “You are loved,” someone whispered. “I love you,” echoed another. He ended his walk in the arms of the oldest man and woman on the farm. They cradled him as […]

If Apple Made A Commercial For Travel, It Would Probably Look Like This

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I know it’s a little odd to write about a travel video that is actually a commercial (for hammocks no less), but you’ve got to admit, when’s the last time you saw a commercial about travel that was this inspirational and well done? It’s as if Apple decided to loan out its marketing department for […]

Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Every so often, in the hills of northern Italy, travelers still stumble onto caches of rusting grenades beneath the snow and ice that lingers from World War I. Italian and Austrian soldiers once crept over these heights under the shade of night, their ears red as raw meat from the snow. They clambered up sheer […]

On A Mission To Change Lives With Travel Bloggers Without Borders

Monday, December 16, 2013

Last week we were giving away money, and this week we’re asking for you to give a little back. The Expeditioner is participating in the first annual Travel Bloggers Without Borders fundraising campaign. Beginning December 16, The Expeditioner, in partnership with the Integral Heart Foundation, a Guatemala-based charity focusing on childhood education, is seeking to […]

We Are Giving Away A $400 Voucher For Any Flight Or Hotel Worldwide: Simple As That

Thursday, December 12, 2013

a Rafflecopter giveaway It doesn’t get any easier than this. Enter now for your chance to win a $400 voucher for any hotel or flight anywhere in the world available through Webjet, all by either liking or tweeting above (I attempted to include an option for points in return for compliments for my beard, but […]

The Oddest And Most Watchable Road Trip Movie Of The Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This may qualify as one of the most oddball, strange, entertaining and beautiful road trip videos you’re going to see for a while (at least through 2013). Made by videographer Ari Fararooy, this irreverent jaunt across the U.S. includes enough strange musical interludes, fourth wall breakdowns and compelling visual footage to please the David Lynch/Woody […]

Qantas Flight Attendants To Dress Like 1940’s Gangsters In An Effort To Save The Airline

Monday, December 9, 2013

Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, recently had its credit rating reduced to junk, is in the midst of laying off 1,000 jobs and is quickly being edged out by competitors that are backed by national governments. But not to worry, the airline’s flight attendants have new uniforms, so it’s got that going for it. Qantas recently […]

Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bicycle touring is an amazing way to travel but it can be slow-going. Our Journey started in Mexico with the plan to pedal south through Central and South America. I imagined cycling would be a romantic way to travel; avoiding the bus schedule we could be free as birds, not to mention feeling fit and […]

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