The Rise of Solo Travel: 4 Reasons Why We Love To Travel Alone

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The secret is out about solo travel – and everybody’s doing it! What was once a right of passage for single backpackers fresh out of school trying to “find themselves,” traveling solo has soared into the mainstream faster than a flight from L.A. to San Francisco. From young professionals to retirees and everyone in between, […]

Spring Break In Iceland? Yes, Please

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ahhh, Iceland in March, does it get any better than that? Well, no, not really. And though Iceland may not come out on top of most lists for favorite places to jet off to for spring break, the island nation in the North Atlantic is actually an amazing place to visit any time of the […]

Please Welcome Stefanie Acworth To TheExpeditioner

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You know what has been missing around these parts lately, these parts being A new Pulitzer? A strict HR policy about sick leave? Cubicles? Yes, all of the above, but most importantly, new blood. And, no, I’m not referring to the ill-advised after-work fight club that was the brainchild of staffer Luke Armstrong (legal […]

The 10 Most Annoying Things People Ask Me About My Job As A Flight Attendant

Monday, June 16, 2014

It’s human nature to be curious about someone else’s job, especially when that job is something that is so rare or has been the butt of so many jokes and even more stereotypes. That’s where I fall in. You see, I’m a flight attendant. So, naturally, I get asked questions about my job almost on […]

Red Mountain At Salt River

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I snapped this picture of the aptly named Red Mountain at the end of my kayaking trip down the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest just east of Phoenix with Arizona Outback Adventures. We wrapped up around 11 a.m. (yes, it was an early morning as things tended to be that trip), but the […]

Brewvana And The Rise Of Portland’s Female-Run Brewery Tour Empire

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When I was recently in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity to take a craft beer tour with Brewvana, the predominantly women-led beer tour company that features decked-out green-and-white converted school buses (Angel and Rosie), edible stomach-hardening pretzel necklaces and insight from some of the more knowledgeable female beer connoisseurs in the city (though they have […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Free things to do in New York City in the summer? I know it sounds like an oxymoron. Let’s face it, the words “free” and “New York City” are rarely used in the same sentence, but visitors to the city are often surprised both at how expensive it can be ($400 for a hotel room?) […]

One Woman’s Experience Flying Cross-Country In Search Of Love In The Land Of Startups

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Travel and romance are not mutually exclusive activities. As a matter of fact, one often leads to the other. That combination of foreign air with the typical time constraint of a trip seems to often inspire butterflies and googly eyes worth writing home about. But, last week, The Dating Ring took this natural pairing of […]

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It Was Like

Friday, May 30, 2014

“Hey Matt, any interest in taking a day trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday?” It was an innocuous enough question to receive by email, especially for someone that runs a travel blog, but I had to wonder: Did the sender realize I lived in New York City which, at last check, was not normally considered […]

Slavoj Zizek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The following is a transcript from the above excerpt from my favorite part of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, the 2012 British documentary featuring everyone’s favorite Slovene philosopher and psychoanalyst, Slavoj Zizek, and which was directed by Sophie Fiennes (of the Joseph and Ralph Fiennes clan). I somehow missed the movie when it was released […]

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