So You Want To Be A Travel Writer . . .

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I was sitting in my regular bedroom at my computer in my quaint, charming, rustic hometown of Brooklyn, New York, with my dog, Wilson, at my feet when I came across David Farley’s article on how to avoid writing bad travel articles. Some of his more useful tips include not immediately interjecting you and your […]

Who Knew Corsica Was A Haven For Artists?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Spurred by cheap prices and an easy-going lifestyle, Corsica is emerging as the place in Europe for artists to set up shop. For visitors to this French island of 240,000, a scenic trip along the Strada degli Artigiani (the Artisans’ Route) will lead you though tiny villages and to the many shops where craftsmen are […]

Does Traveling Full-Time Make You A Bum?

Monday, June 8, 2009

As the U.S. economy enters its 18th month of the Great Recession and the unemployment rate climbs to 9.4% (and 9.2% in the E.U.), more and more people seem to be giving up and hitting the proverbial road, taking advantage of a forced vacation that will likely be longer than anything they’ll experience again in […]

TheExpeditioner Travel Guide To Dublin, Ireland (Part One)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dublin is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and a few days spent there shows why. In Part One of my travel guide to Dublin, I tour the city’s number one attraction, the Guinness Storehouse, go in search of the bar that serves the best pint, visit prestigious Trinity College, and head out […]

Which Festival In France Should You See This Summer?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ideally all of them, but if you’re looking to try to time your Gallic expedition to coincide with a local festival, check out the Telegraph’s list of the top 10 summer festivals in France this summer. From the giant yard sale that is La Grande Braderie de Lille, to the pageantry of Bastille Day, you’re […]

Top 3 Airline Websites (And The 3 Worst)

Friday, June 5, 2009

I was reading this post over at Budget Travel about a guy, so fed up with the American Airlines website, decided to redesign the front page to show the big boys how it’s done, at least in the mind of a 22-year-old web designer. Here’s the result. This got me thinking: Which airline has the […]

How Not To Cause An International Incident While In Thailand

Thursday, June 4, 2009

With over 14 million visitors to Thailand in 2008 alone, there’s probably not a day that goes by where some sort of cultural transgression does not take place. Well, have no fear, before you end up causing your own international incident, bone up on Matador’s top 10 customs you should know before going. Here are […]

Video: Be Blown Away By Ghana

Thursday, June 4, 2009

So if a picture says a thousand words, do a thousand pictures tell a million words, and would you really need that many to express the beauty of Ghana? Probably not, but it helps, alot. Check out Sam Macmillan’s really cool trip from Ghana set to Sweden’s own Lykke Li singing “Dance, Dance.” Not sure […]

Top 10 Spots To Chill Outside In NYC This Summer

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Have you ever noticed how people who live in cold cities simply go nuts in the summer, taking advantage of every sunny day and spending as much time as possible outside in the coveted sunlight (two examples I can think of: Montreal and Stockholm)? Well, New York somewhat has the same phenomena, but for New […]

Your Guide To The Amalfi Coast

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The deli owner around the corner from me just got back from his home on the Amalfi Coast where he escapes NYC’s cold, winter months, and my lunches have been all the better for it. For the rest of you who have to wait for those precious summer holiday months to go yourself, the Independent […]

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