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, […]

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 TheExpeditioner.com 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 […]

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