And You Thought Myanmar Couldn’t Get Much Better Looking [Video]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This stunner featuring Myanmar (Burma) comes to us from Singaporean student Kevin Ng Jia Quan, who trekked to the Southeast Asian country with his Canon 5D Mark III (and 24-105mm lens) in tow, along with his Glidecam HD2000 for all those pretty Steadicam-like shots. For more great travel videos like these, visit our Travel Video […]

The Australian Coffee Invasion Has Begun In New York

Monday, November 18, 2013

Apparently, if an Australian gives your city the thumbs up for being up on the coffee culture, you have succeeded. You see, you may not have known it, but the Australians are actually java connoisseurs, something I learned while reading this recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, which shows caffeine fanatics where to look in New […]

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer at all this week, chances are you’ve come across  “The craziest OkCupid date ever,” the highly click-worthy article that was published by Salon on Monday, and which has since gone completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the 21-day, ultra-minimal trip to Europe […]

How A Belgian Street Musician Brings So Much Happiness To The World [Travel Video]

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I never quite know what I’m going to find while strolling through the “Travel Videos” Vimeo Group I started a few years back (11,800 videos and counting!). Sometimes it’s beautiful timelapse panoramas of cityscapes, and other times its gravity-defying GoPro accounts of someone’s trek up a mountain. And sometimes I’m thrown a screwball and come […]

6 Haggling Tips For People Too Nice To Haggle

Monday, November 11, 2013

1) Get to Know Someone Getting to know locals is always a good idea in general. Personal connections are an important part of travel, often leading to the most memorable and unexpected travel experiences. Although looking to someone to do any actual negotiation is asking too much, many people are happy to provide helpful information. […]

An Open Letter To Ryanair Flyers: You’re All A Bunch Of Ungrateful Whiners

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Never in the course of human travel have so many complained so much about one airline, which so many others wish they could use. Thus is the paradox of Ryanair, the beloved-by-few discount airline that shuttles millions of Europeans and Brits around the Continent for a fraction of the price of its competitors (minus additional […]

Getting Gritty In New York’s Chinatown: A Tour In Black And White

Monday, November 4, 2013

I recently picked up an old film camera and thought it would have been the perfect platform to capture the sights and people in New York City’s Chinatown. The gritty streets, cluttered shops and graffiti were effectively emphasized through the medium of black and white film. It was late in the afternoon during a muggy […]

The French Have The Sexiest Accents; Tips For Visiting Myanmar; 10 Cheap Places Around The World

Friday, November 1, 2013

I come across lots of interesting travel stories during the week, only some of which I have time to blog about. So every Friday, I include a wrap-up of the most interesting travel stories of the week. Stories You May Have Missed: Week of October 28 Edition • In case you didn’t realize it already, […]

Frommer Watch: He’s Baaack

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s been a while since I did my last Frommer Watch, but it wasn’t without reason. It mostly had to to with the fact that for a while there it appeared there wouldn’t even be a Frommer’s anymore, at least not in the way we think of it today. You see, former owner, publisher John […]

Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The air outside is thick, but the smoke in Santana’s bar is thicker. Even if I were a non-smoker it would be worth it just to sit in the bar’s tiny, air-conditioned seating area and watch the old men slowly drink themselves into an affectionate stupor at three in the afternoon. This is the first […]

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