Love In The Time Of Travel

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Did anyone else notice that the best travel article in this Sunday’s NYT was actually in the back of the Magazine section? (Sigh, Bill Keller when are you going to wise up and let me run the section for you guys?) In it, soon-to-be-published Micheal J. White recounts a memorable night in Lima that marked […]

Images Of Manhattanhenge

Monday, June 1, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, like some sort of odd Incan design, two times a year in Manhattan, the sun set is exactly aligned with the Manhattan grid. This year the first date fell on May 30th and it will happen again on July 12th. Check out this Flickr photostream for some more amazing shots […]

Eating Your Way Through London

Sunday, May 31, 2009

London may be a notoriously difficult city to find good food, but don’t despair foodies: an insider’s guide to the best eats in town. By Michele Giordano Ah, the good ole English drinking tea, riding the tube and gaining their incredible wit from the awful weather. An English friend of mine once said to me, […]

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 […]

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