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 […]

8 Things You Won’t Be Doing On Your Next Trip

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

When’s the last time you sent a postcard from your trip? How about put together a photo album of your travels? Made a mix tape, used a (paper) guide book, wrote in a journal? Lucy over at World Hum has put together her list of the 8 endangered travel traditions that are slowly going the […]

Twitter To Save Iran?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The U.S. State Department has reportedly contacted Twitter to put off scheduled maintenance so as to stay active during the Iranian protests.

How To Visit The New 7 Wonders Of The World In Less Than Five Minutes

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Forget “staycations,” “nocations,” and “watchingtravelchannelallweekendcations,” you can now visit The New 7 Wonders of the World by checking out perhaps the coolest site out their on the intraweb (you know, other than . . . well, you know). offers dynamic, detailed, 360-degree views of The Great Wall, the Colosseum, Machu Picchu, and my favorite, […]

Petra: A Must-See Before You Die

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Unknown to the Western world until 1812 (and to popular culture until 1989 thanks to Indiana Jones), Petra was “discovered” by Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah, or Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, as his friends liked to call him back in his ‘hood in Switzerland. Today, this Nabataean caravan-city is one of the seven new wonders of the […]

TheExpeditioner Travel Guide to Dublin, Ireland (Part Two)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In Part Two of my travel guide to Dublin, Ireland, I head off the beaten path to get a better sense of the city. I begin by checking out an international graffiti festival featuring artists from around the world. Later, I take in some traditional Irish music at a private show in my hostel, then […]

Beware Bonaire: You’ll Never Want To Set Foot On Land Again

Friday, June 12, 2009

The island of Bonaire is a mainstay in top 10 lists for the best diving in the Caribbean, with its favorably slow currents, 100-feet-plus visibility and massive variety of sea life (you’re able to see over 300 types of tropical fish here). But did you also know that this Dutch island has a thriving sea […]

Making Fun Of Dancing Matt

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pretty funny parody of those oh-so-famous “Where The Hell Is Matt” videos. I present, “Where The Hell Is Shut-in Matt.” (Editor’s Note: I have no relation, other than my first name, to either of these Matts. Thankfully.)

Frommer Watch: Stop Screwing Me

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Arthur’s more than little peeved this week, and it’s east to see why. In an apparent kickback arrangement between British mega-retailer W.H. Smith and Penguin books, the store will soon be selling Penguin-only travel guides (read: no Frommers) in their ubiquitous outlets found in nearly every airport and train station in Great Britain. As Arthur […]

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