The Wide World Of Micronations

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It’s been three years since the Lonely Planet Micronations hit the shelves. Assuming this one isn’t sitting on your shelf (it’s not on mine); I wondered where I had to go to say I’ve visited one of these pint sized nations. At any given time, there are numerous of these found all over the world. Perhaps, […]

The Latest in Flight Delay Prediction Technology

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I’ll admit, I have pretty good luck when it comes to flying. While my suitcase is usually among the last to pop out on the baggage claim carousel, I’ve never had one go missing. And despite averaging around 10 flights per year, seldom are they delayed, let alone canceled. But I know I’m in the […]

Nothing Like A Nice Cup Of…Weasel Regurgitation?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wandering the labyrinth of streets that makes up Hanoi’s Old Quarter district, by no other skill than dumb luck, I found myself on Hang Hanh Street, in other words, “Coffee Street.” I claim not to be a connoisseur in the way of the bean, but have always appreciated a quality cup of Joe, so the […]

What’s The Skinny on Argentine Beef?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere, Matt! As our fearless Expeditioner was kind enough to mention yesterday, my name is Hal and I’m currently calling Buenos Aires home. To be honest, it doesn’t feel quite like home yet, as I’ve only been in the BsAs a total of 6 nights so far. I’m still seeing everything […]

Be Heard: Vote For The New 7 Natural Wonders Of The World

Friday, August 28, 2009

Greetings to all in TheExpeditioner nation! I’m excited to dive in here. Let’s wish Matt safe travels and kudos to him for the Hollywood-ready headshots of Hal and I in his last post. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to see two of the twenty-eight finalists (Jeju Island, Korea and Halong Bay, Vietnam) which are currently being voted […]

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. By Matt Stabile AS I LOOKED OUT THE BUS WINDOW AND INTO THE NIGHT SKY, I could see flashes […] To Africa

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Into Africa This morning, as a stepped out of the shower, I noticed that for the first time in quite a while, I didn’t immediately start sweating profusely as a result of the oppressive humidity that usually blankets New York City in August, which only means one thing: summer is officially coming to a close. […]

Video: Tracking Caravans In Niger

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holly Morris of Globe Trekker (whose mother wrote the biography that “Brian’s Song” was based) treks out into the deserts of Niger to track down one of the continent’s few remaining traveling caravans. I like how at 2:11 when Holly and her film crew finally come upon the caravan after God knows how long of […]

The Truth About Teaching ESL Abroad

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Future contributor (more on that later this week) Jon Wick takes a look at the ups and downs of packing up your bags and heading abroad to teach ESL (English as a Second Language), an unforgettable experience full of heightened expectations, numerous frustrations, and personal rewards you’re unlikely to encounter anywhere else. Oh yeah, […]

The Curious Case Of The Santorini Sunsets

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Perhaps the world’s most beautiful, partially collapsed island in the world, Santorini is the only inhabited caldera in the world, and for some reason, known the world over for their immaculate sunsets. So popular are the sunsets that every twilight, hundreds of people gather to watch the sun dip below the horizon, a ritual that […]

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