Please Welcome Stefanie Acworth To TheExpeditioner

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You know what has been missing around these parts lately, these parts being A new Pulitzer? A strict HR policy about sick leave? Cubicles? Yes, all of the above, but most importantly, new blood. And, no, I’m not referring to the ill-advised after-work fight club that was the brainchild of staffer Luke Armstrong (legal […]

The 10 Most Annoying Things People Ask Me About My Job As A Flight Attendant

Monday, June 16, 2014

It’s human nature to be curious about someone else’s job, especially when that job is something that is so rare or has been the butt of so many jokes and even more stereotypes. That’s where I fall in. You see, I’m a flight attendant. So, naturally, I get asked questions about my job almost on […]

Red Mountain At Salt River

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I snapped this picture of the aptly named Red Mountain at the end of my kayaking trip down the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest just east of Phoenix with Arizona Outback Adventures. We wrapped up around 11 a.m. (yes, it was an early morning as things tended to be that trip), but the […]

Brewvana And The Rise Of Portland’s Female-Run Brewery Tour Empire

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When I was recently in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity to take a craft beer tour with Brewvana, the predominantly women-led beer tour company that features decked-out green-and-white converted school buses (Angel and Rosie), edible stomach-hardening pretzel necklaces and insight from some of the more knowledgeable female beer connoisseurs in the city (though they have […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Free things to do in New York City in the summer? I know it sounds like an oxymoron. Let’s face it, the words “free” and “New York City” are rarely used in the same sentence, but visitors to the city are often surprised both at how expensive it can be ($400 for a hotel room?) […]

One Woman’s Experience Flying Cross-Country In Search Of Love In The Land Of Startups

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Travel and romance are not mutually exclusive activities. As a matter of fact, one often leads to the other. That combination of foreign air with the typical time constraint of a trip seems to often inspire butterflies and googly eyes worth writing home about. But, last week, The Dating Ring took this natural pairing of […]

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It Was Like

Friday, May 30, 2014

“Hey Matt, any interest in taking a day trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday?” It was an innocuous enough question to receive by email, especially for someone that runs a travel blog, but I had to wonder: Did the sender realize I lived in New York City which, at last check, was not normally considered […]

Slavoj Zizek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The following is a transcript from the above excerpt from my favorite part of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, the 2012 British documentary featuring everyone’s favorite Slovene philosopher and psychoanalyst, Slavoj Zizek, and which was directed by Sophie Fiennes (of the Joseph and Ralph Fiennes clan). I somehow missed the movie when it was released […]

What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life on a boat, does life get any sweeter than that? I recently came across this great short documentary about Canadian sailor/expat/dropout David Welsford called “Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat,” which takes a look at Welsford’s decision to give up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on […]

5 Questions For The Guy That Traveled To 26 Countries To Make A Wedding Proposal Video

Monday, May 26, 2014

If you’ve used any type of social media the last few days or so, chances are you’ve come across the story of Jack Hyer, the Montana man that put together a 26-country wedding proposal, 4 years in the making (see above), featuring him trouncing around the world, lip-syncing to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 […]

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