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 […]

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 […]

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