How To Safari On The Cheap And For Good

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perhaps the biggest barrier for those looking to go on safari is price, but there are options that are a fraction of your typical luxury promoters, like the bare-bones, camping-heavy trek taken in this Telegraph article. And don’t think you’re missing much by way of experience, as Victoria recounts: Woken at 6am by my companions, […] To Africa!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Granted, there are situations when procrastination may be a bad course of action. Non-elective surgery, paying taxes, ending bad relationships, and fire drills are a few that come to mind. Buying plane tickets? Perhaps not so much. After putting it off for weeks/months, I snagged myself a flight to South Africa at a price 30% […]

Ten Tips For Traveling In India

Sunday, July 19, 2009

India is a breathtaking, beautiful, but at times bewildering country. Here are my tips on how to make a trip to the sub-continent run smoothly while making the budget stretch, as I learned from my recent trip to Delhi and Rajasthan with my other half — The Norwegian. By Jenny Wight 1) They say the […]

Don’t Look Now, Safari Season Is Around The Corner

Friday, July 17, 2009

South Africa’s Kapama Lodge looks amazing, it just seems way out of my (and probably most people’s) price range, though this article over at GoNomad makes you kind of want to just forget about money and go anyway. However, as noted in the article, the lodge is a private reserve, located next to the far […]

Yes Neo, You Too Can Do Japan Cheap, Unfortunately, I Can Only Tell You So Much. You Have To See It For Yourself

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stretching your Yen in Japan is not impossible, you just need to know where to go, and you need to be okay with eating in alleys (think “Blade Runner”) and sleeping in pods (think “Matrix”). It’s not all like living a sci-fi flick though, as described in this SF Chronicle piece. Eating: Check out Yakitori […]

Hike Fox Glacier In New Zealand — Helicopter Required

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I know this is the second helicopter video I’ve featured this month, but how cool does this hiking trip on Fox Glacier on the south island of New Zealand look? My only advice would be to avoid reading “Into Thin Air” up to a year before doing any sort of hiking trip that requires more […]

Travel Meets Music Videos, The World Is A Better Place

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Glasgow’s own Camera Obscura has this new travel-themed music video out (remember those?), which features the bearded-nerdy-guy-and-model-girlfriend-travel-Europe motif (see “2 Days In Paris“). Nice shots of Paris, Barcelona, and Rome. The only part that made me cringe was the “Where The Hell Is Matt” reference at 2:08. Sigh.

Your Guide To Paris Food Blogs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What better way to indulge your Parisian food lust fantasies (short of eating there) than reading about it every day? I know, sad substitute, but at least it’s something. Budget Travel’s running down their 10 favorite Paris food blogs, including Clotilde Dusoulier’s “Chocolate & Zucchini,” Francois Simon’s “Simon Says” (rumored to be the inspiration for […]

Frommer Watch: Death To The Cruise

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In anticipation of the maiden voyages of the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, two of the largest cruiseships ever built, Frommer’s setting the record straight on his view of cruises: they blow. Especially these two behemoths, whose seven-day “trips” spend half their time at sea, and the other half dumping […]

Where To Eat While In New York City (Bring Your Credit Card)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Your best bet for unforgettable NYC eats is almost assuredly far from any crowds of tourists but likely packed with in-the-know diners in a city known for its food snobbery. To help ease any dining anxiety you may have at the thought of coming up empty-handed when friends ask where you ate while in the […]

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