The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2015)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April — June) of 2015 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

10 Travel Tips Rick Steves Won’t Tell You (Or Doesn’t Know)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

1) Always Carry A Pack Of Cigarettes And A Lighter (Even If You Don’t Smoke) This is by far my number one piece of advice for solo travelers. I was standing in an alleyway in Bologna when a tall, dark and handsome Italian man came up to me and said something that I mentally translated […]

How To Fly Business Class For Under $100

Monday, June 22, 2015

The flying experience means different things to different people. Economy flyers begrudgingly step foot on the plane, glowering at potential row-mates while they mentally prepare themselves for the battle of the next several hours. The light in the distance is the destination — the longer the flight, the further away the light. Then there is […]

Chasing Chimpanzees

Thursday, June 11, 2015

“I’m sick,” says my father. The words hit me like a ton of bricks. My heart sinks to my toes. It’s 7 a.m. and I just spent my fourth night sleeping in a two-man tent plopped on the grounds of a well-manicured guesthouse in the beautiful Ugandan countryside near Kibale. We’re slated to track wild […]

The Top 10 Fastest Wi-Fi Speeds In Airports Around The World

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Here is a list of the top 10 fastest Wi-Fi speeds (as calculated by Mbps download speed) in airports around the world. The list, compiled by, was constructed by testing 130 airports in 53 countries around the world. Their testing found that Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), in Bangkok, Thailand, provides the fastest average public Wi-Fi download […]

Here’s The New Trailer For Everest

Friday, June 5, 2015

Here’s the newly released trailer for the new movie Everest, based on the events at Mt. Everest made famous by Jon Krakauer’s classic book Into Thin Air. The movie is set to be released September 18. My basic fear of elevations exceeding 10 feet will only be heightened more following that date. By Matt Stabile […]

Here’s Why The DROID Turbo Is The Perfect Summer Phone

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

With summertime here, Father’s Day around the corner, and the length of the day at its peak, there is probably no better time of year to upgrade your phone — especially to a phone that offers high performance, long battery life, and a stylish look that you’ll love to show off while tending to the […]

Anthony Bourdain On The Future Of Food Travel Journalism

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tom Hatton, friend of the site, got to recently meet the Anthony Bourdain on the red carpet at the Paley Center here in New York for the Parts Unknown Season 5 premiere. Tom was kind enough to solicit a question from me, which he posed to Chef Bourdain. The question: What is the future of […]

Video Travel Guide To Malaysia

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In this travel video travel guide to Malaysia, I travel to Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and to Terangganu, the country’s second-largest city. I start off my trip by exploring Kenyir Lake, located just west of Terangganu, which is actually the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia (it’s the size of Singapore). I head to […]

Missing Paris: Running The Paris Marathon

Monday, May 4, 2015

Seven miles into the Paris Marathon I was content, blissfully lost in the illustrious City of Light. But then I saw the pacesetter and I was hooked. So fanatically attached to the mythical four-hour mark, I missed it all. Focused on the clock, I missed Paris. Well, almost. The day before the Paris Marathon, I […]

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