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How To Cross The Street In Vietnam

Friday, September 28, 2012

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: How do you cross the street in Vietnam? (Possible punchlines: “You don’t,” “You start by taking out a life insurance policy,” or “You buy a motorbike.”) As any visitor who has been to Vietnam knows, the quickest way to spot the newbie traveler in town is to […]

Setting Sail In Ha Long Bay [Video]

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fresh from the crop of travel videes from our “Travel Videos” Vimeo group comes Asiantrip TV’s mini-epic from the Ha Long Bay portion of their trip in Southeast Asia. Yes, that is dreary fall outside your window you’re looking at. Yes, these French students are having way more fun than you right now. Cruel, cruel […]

How To Tell The Story Of Hanoi In Minutes [Video]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A lesson I’ve yet to learn in my own videos is that sometimes, in travel videos, it’s best to just shut your trap and let the destination do the talking. I mean, let’s be honest, it’s not you the viewers are really looking to see, it’s the destination. Case in point, the above video of […]

The Expeditioner’s May Travel Photo Contest Winner: Hanoi Eatery

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dear Hanoi, you can have your cacophony of unrelenting horns. Me? I’ll revel in the bliss that is your cuisine. This month’s photo contest winner, Jonathan Hall, did just that. In his own words: Hanoi’s dining scene can be daunting at first as there are rarely any menus. You just walk along until you see […]

Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay

Monday, August 23, 2010

I never saw the movie “Indochine.” According to its summary, the flick was released in 1992, and is about a French naval officer and his young Vietnamese lover who are escaping banishment. They seek refuge in the labyrinthine crags erupting from the sea in Ha Long Bay. Those of you that caught the flick were […]

The Sepia-Toned Pandemonium Of Hanoi, Vietnam

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I arrived in Hanoi airport after a white-knuckle roller coaster courtesy of the lingering typhoon in the area. I had no idea what to expect, really. My idea of Southeast Asia was something along the lines of a ramble through Cambodia and Laos. Like the good relationship maintainer that I am, I put those on […]

Frommer’s (Almost) Top Ten Destinations for 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The ‘09 is wrapping up, a phenomenal year for TheExpeditioner and, well, travel in general (when is it not?). I think my eyes are actually welling up. Reflection aside, we look to the future. Where are your top spots you’d like to get to in 2010? Frommer’s offers their top ten destinations around the globe. […]

Nothing Like A Nice Cup Of…Weasel Regurgitation?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wandering the labyrinth of streets that makes up Hanoi’s Old Quarter district, by no other skill than dumb luck, I found myself on Hang Hanh Street, in other words, “Coffee Street.” I claim not to be a connoisseur in the way of the bean, but have always appreciated a quality cup of Joe, so the […]

Travel Video Wrap-Up: Learning To Fly in Hawaii, Learning To Drink In Dublin, Learning To Eat In Vietnam

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I’ve always wanted to learn how to fly, and now I really want to learn how to fly while in Hawaii. Highlight: Check out Akaka Falls at 3:16. Probably amazing on the ground, but even more so from a thousand feet in the air. Colin something-or-rather (his mic somewhat blows) over at HostelWorld.com brings you […]

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