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, […]

Ryanair To Passengers: Carry Your Own Bags

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ryanair, in an effort to cut costs amongst an industry-wide turndown, is considering having passengers bring their own luggage on to the tarmac — just like taking a bus! As the Independent points out, “the budget airline says the plans could save €20m, through not paying baggage handlers, which would be passed on to consumers.” […]

A Little Perspective . . .

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I know that I’m supposed to be writing about interesting destinations or posting travel videos, but it all seems a little trite after spending some time watching the videos from the protests in Iran on YouTube’s new “CitizenTube” channel, or reading this heartbreaking story about Neda, the woman slain by Iranian forces. Not to sound […]

How Overrated Is Venice?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We spend a lot of time here at going on and on about places to visit and sights to see around the world, but it begs the question: aren’t there plenty of places you shouldn’t travel to? Of course there are, I just don’t think there’s much use spilling a lot of ink talking […]

Under The Umbrian Sky

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It seems like we’ve read this one before: a solitary escape to the Italian countryside, salaciously detailed descriptions of food, the name dropping of small villages, but for some reason it’s still captivating, even if one Ms. Mayes is not involved, and even if there’s no Tuscan sun hovering overhead. As this NYT article about […]

An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Here are 10 must-see spots in Asia as revealed by an insider. Asia is the ultimate travel destination for the summer: easily accessible, endlessly diverse and comfortably affordable. With exciting cities, scenic splendor, fascinating wildlife, towering monuments and unique festivals, all of your best travel stories are […]

Your Guide To Eastern Europe On The Cheap

Friday, June 19, 2009

BootsnAll has your guide to getting around Eastern Europe cheap, from the low-cost airlines you’ve likely never heard of (BlueAir, Air Balitc, and the unfortunately named “Wizz Air” — so many jokes, way too easy), to the low-down on train travel (much slower, much less of a deal than in Western Europe). Of course, the […]

Top 13 Free Events In New York City This Summer

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fodor’s has a run-down of their top 12 free events this summer in the city that never likes to pay for things. Some are events most people, including tourists, probably know about including Shakespeare in the Park (Twelfth Night starring Anne Hathaway is this year’s show) and the annual New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To Barcelona

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Very cool time lapse video of the city. Not recommended for those with motion sickness issues or for those who are inebriated while reading this site (and I know that probably excludes half of the readership). Beautifully shot epic short of a group exploring Barcelona via skateboard. You know it’s good if the filmmaker can […]

A Look Back At Midsummer 2008

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I was doing some maintenance on the site yesterday when I came across my Scandinavia Blog from 2008 and realized that it was exactly one year ago to the day that I left for that trip. Isn’t it odd how something that happened a year ago can feel like it just happened as well feel […]

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