Buenos Aires: Paris Of The 1920’s?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Having just finished rereading “A Moveable Feast,” it’s enticing to think that there’s a place on Earth right now that may have that same spirit that Paris did for the “Lost Generation,” a time when the French capital was cheap, artist-friendly, and ground zero for ex-pats in pursuit of their creative endeavors. (The best chapter […]

Putumayo’s Newest Release: Italia

Friday, May 29, 2009

Putumayo has released their newest offering just in time for the summer months: Italia, an ode to the “spirit of la dolce vita with a contemporary flair.” The above is track number 11 on the disc, Alessandro Mannarino, an Italian singer/songwriter who bears a striking similarity to the trombone from Conan O’Brien’s band, don’t you […]

Panama’s Caribbean Paradise That You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kuna Yala, the coastal area of Panama along some of the most picturesque parts of the Caribbean that you’ll ever see, is home 72,000 Kuna, the native people that call this piece of paradise home. In actuality, most of the Kuna live on one of the 365 islands off shore, a chain of coral atolls […]

Machu Picchu: The Most Spectacular Sight On Earth?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

John and Cara, that intrepid couple who’ve been perilously testing the boundaries of their nascent marriage by deciding to spend their honeymoon traveling the world together for two years, headed to Machu Picchu for a glimpse of Incan engineering at its best. Highlight: 1:57 when the dense layer of clouds lift and the ruins are […]

$9 Fares May Be Coming To An Airport Near You

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A new carrier named JetAmerica (how creative) recently announced its arrival on the scene of low-cost airlines, targeting “B” and “C” markets (Toledo, South Bend, Lansing, and Newark) where airports are quick to subsidize routes servicing their ailing destinations. Perhaps Lansing may not be your first pick for a getaway, but for $9 each (going […]

Global Recession? Time To Volunteer Abroad

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I can see no better way to deal with the financial crisis than to completely ignore the whole thing and use it as an excuse to go ahead and do what you’ve had in the back of your mind for years: volunteer abroad. Please note, this last statement was intended for most everyone, except for […]

Where To Eat In The World — According To Celebrity Chefs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Because who else’s advice on where you should stuff your face as you travel the world than that of someone who’s not only a chef, but a celebrity as well? Here’s some interesting and surprising suggestions from the likes of Morimoto, Keller, and Pépin on where to eat in New York, Paris, Italy, India, etc . […]

Uganda Is For Adrenaline Seekers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Uganda, the “pearl of Africa,” is catching the eyes of adventure seekers traveling to Africa in search of hiking, bungee jumping, kayaking, wildlife encounters and, as experienced by this article in the NYT, white-water rafting, some of which is the best in the continent. Even better, far from the dark days under the rule of […]

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. By Justin Calderon The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it all. The red hue of ultraviolet contamination could be seen slowly […]

Kayak San Fran

Friday, May 22, 2009

Because everyone knows that walking around the city is just so pedestrian (rimshot) — eh, sorry, I’m ready for the holiday weekend. But seriously, what cooler way to explore the 470 square miles that make up the San Francisco Bay than on the actual water itself? The LA Times has this article on several companies […]

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