Victoria Falls From A Helicopter (Is There Any Other Way?)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This video was taken in May, during the wet season, one of the best times of the year to visit Victoria Falls (plan now!). Check out the unforgettable views from the helicopter at 0:48 if you want to become completely enamored with the thought of traveling there.

Air France Introduces New Wine Glasses, Rest Of The World Is Reminded Of Their Own Lameness

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

As if you needed more proof why the French are just so much cooler than the rest of us, Air France announces the introduction of new in-flight wine glasses. Designed by sommelier Olivier Poussier, the new stemless glass, with their sleek, curved appearance, enhance the wine’s flavor and improves the adherence capacity of the tannins […]

Wedding Crashers: Traveler Style

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Think it’s a little strange to invite yourself to a wedding? How about if that wedding is in a remote mountain village in India? Don’t worry, it just happens to be the next step in cultural tourism: immersing yourself in the everyday workings of a local culture. And contrary to perhaps other weddings you may […]

Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

With over 50,000 apps already for the iPhone, figuring out which ones are the best for the intrepid traveler is the hard part. Lucky for you Travel + Leisure’s naming their top 11 travel apps, ranging from the basic — unit conversion, voice recorder — to the truly necessary — where’s the closest free toilet? […]

You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and into parks and gardens, chasing […]

Cuba’s Port Of Hope

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How much about Cuba can you discover by traveling through the Viñales Valley on a bike? Turns out, quite a lot. By Luke Armstrong Moments before my plane touched down in Havana, an Australian had turned to me to ask me why I was going to Cuba. I guess I was not exactly sure myself. […]

Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France

Friday, June 26, 2009

Having finished off “Fast Food Nation” just last night, it was more than a little disheartening to come across this article over at Slate chronicling McDonald’s’ slow takeover of the gastronomic interests of the French. As is revealed in the piece: “The company was pulling in over a million people per day in France, and […]

Why Boulder Rules In The Summer

Friday, June 26, 2009

When I lived in Boulder, Colorado, with eight of my friends, people would be surprised when they encountered the homeless guy that often called our porch home. I could’t understand their confusion. Welcome to Boulder, I used to tell them. If you’ve only spent time in Colorado during the winter then you’re really missing out. […]

So You Think You Know South Africa?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kruger may be better known, but South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park has its fair share of wildlife, including hippos, Zambezi sharks, crocodiles, antelope, and over 500 species of birds. Located in the northeastern part of the country, just south of Mozambique, iSimangaliso boasts five ecosystems and can safely be described as “South Africa’s answer to […]

Bourdain In Hong Kong

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Squid balls, pissing shrimp, and pig knuckles: all in a day’s work for Anthony as he stops in at Tung Po Seafood Restaurant, a non-descript, food court style haunt reached via escalator in the heart of Hong Kong. Though I wasn’t expecting it, this turned out to be one of my favorite episodes so far, […]

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