Having just returned from Québec, I’m reminded of how Montrealers think that the words “cool” and “Toronto” are impossible to use in the same sentence, unless they’re talking about the weather. Allright, so maybe Toronto is no Montreal (no offense), but North America’s fifth largest city is starting to gain on the hip factor with […]
A trip to the DMZ only heightens the wish that one day, unification for the Koreans will no longer be a dream. By Jon Wick 3/29/09 2:42 p.m. Dora Observatory, DMZ Razor wire surrounded us as soon as we reached the northern border of Seoul. Manned watchtowers lined the rivers and even tanks cloaked in […]
What more patriotic way to celebrate the 4th of July then to pack up and head to Canada for the weekend? TheExpeditioner.com will be in Montreal for the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival, poutine, and the Sunday Tamtams. You know, the typical 4th of July kind of things. Postings will resume on Monday.
Find yourself haggling at Starbucks? Get taken aback when you hear English on the streets? Miss having hordes of children follow you down the street? You may be suffering from traveler’s withdrawal, a very real and understandable affliction suffered by those who have returned to the numbingly comfortable and familiar surroundings known as their home […]
This video was taken in May, during the wet season, one of the best times of the year to visit Victoria Falls (plan now!). Check out the unforgettable views from the helicopter at 0:48 if you want to become completely enamored with the thought of traveling there.
As if you needed more proof why the French are just so much cooler than the rest of us, Air France announces the introduction of new in-flight wine glasses. Designed by sommelier Olivier Poussier, the new stemless glass, with their sleek, curved appearance, enhance the wine’s flavor and improves the adherence capacity of the tannins […]
Think it’s a little strange to invite yourself to a wedding? How about if that wedding is in a remote mountain village in India? Don’t worry, it just happens to be the next step in cultural tourism: immersing yourself in the everyday workings of a local culture. And contrary to perhaps other weddings you may […]
With over 50,000 apps already for the iPhone, figuring out which ones are the best for the intrepid traveler is the hard part. Lucky for you Travel + Leisure’s naming their top 11 travel apps, ranging from the basic — unit conversion, voice recorder — to the truly necessary — where’s the closest free toilet? […]
This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and into parks and gardens, chasing […]
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. […]