Why It’s So Hard To Hate Australia
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Why It’s So Hard To Hate Australia

This list of the “Top 10 Reasons To Hate Australia” comes from our new friends over at Tumbrella, a blog about backpacking Australia and New Zealand. As soon as I saw this list I couldn’t […]

Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome
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Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome

I came across this great video on Rome by Cameron Moll the other day while I was browsing the “Travel Videos” section on Vimeo. Despite the obvious commentary at the beginning (“We’re standing in front […]

Your Guide To Tipping Around The World (or) How Not To Be Hated By Waitstaff While Traveling
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Your Guide To Tipping Around The World (or) How Not To Be Hated By Waitstaff While Traveling

Fodor’s listed their 5 easy tips for tipping around the world, with the key being #1: When in doubt, tip 15% (food, taxi, tuk-tuk ride). Sure, in most places that may be exceedingly generous (and […]

Croatia: Summer Music Festival Capital
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Croatia: Summer Music Festival Capital

With a full decade of war behind it, Croatia’s islands have fast become one of Europe’s premier summer party destinations, attracting everyone from well-heeled celebrities to the down-and-dirty underground dance music crowd, all in search […]

Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?
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Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?

Self-confessed “ramenjunkie” and Culinary Institute grad (and later NYC chef) Ivan Orkin decided to give up his life in the high-end world of NYC dining and pursue his dream by starting up a 10-seater ramen […]

Bourdain In Beirut: The Best “No Reservations” Episode Ever?
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Bourdain In Beirut: The Best “No Reservations” Episode Ever?

I’ve been catching up with “No Reservations” the last month or so via Netflix, starting from the beginning, and last night I finally saw the infamous episode in Beirut (Collection 2: Disc 3), and I’ve […]

Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?
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Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?

Sure we probably all have a few million laying around to shell out for a thirty-foot yacht or private villa on the Côte d’Azur, but for those of us looking for a little connection to […]

A Pilgrimage To Poblet And Pinot Noir In Catalonia
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A Pilgrimage To Poblet And Pinot Noir In Catalonia

Travel with Beebe as she explores the 12th century Catalan Cistercian monastery of Poblet and its wine fields in the heart of Catalonia. By Beebe Bahrami My friend Mia had joined me for ten days […]

Looking For A Little Travel Inspiration? Try This
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Looking For A Little Travel Inspiration? Try This

And for some final thoughts on travel as this Friday afternoon winds down, or a good weekend read if you’re just a little burnt out from the week right now, WorldHum republished Pico Iyer’s classic […]

How Not To Get Sick While Traveling (This Story Has Nothing To Do With Swine Flu)
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How Not To Get Sick While Traveling (This Story Has Nothing To Do With Swine Flu)

It’s been a full week and TheExpeditioner.com’s been utterly and completely swine flu story free. You’re welcome. But in a related story, one I can relate to personally after having succumbed to a terrible head […]