Jenna Blumenfeld

5 Great Places To Camp In The American Southwest

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Campsites vary from the most primitive of settings to truly exceptional sleeping quarters. Some may only have simple pit toilets (nose-pinching and breath-holding required), while others have full-on hot showers, laundromats and convenience stores with coveted goodies such as Clif Bars and miniature bottles of bourbon. While no summer road trip is complete without a […]

How To Throw A Fish Boil Wisconsin Style (Antacids Optional)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The locals of Door County, Wisconsin, sit across from me at the picnic table, dumping a colossal amount of melted butter over their plates, rendering their meal balanced to Wisconsin standards. The most important food group is dairy, I’m told, and until now this meal has been severely lacking. Welcome to the Door County-style fish […]

How Vail’s 10th Restaurant Will Make You Feel Like P. Diddy

Monday, April 23, 2012

When Americans ski they should be prepared to experience discomfort for at least a portion of the day. While freezing temperatures, high winds and cracked goggles may contribute to this vexation, the largest travesty while skiing is usually in the ski lodge. Let us examine the sub-par cafeteria at a typical ski lodge. You walk […]

Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York […]

BackpackMojo.com Wants To Pay You To Help Others Travel Better [Q&A]

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Expeditioner sits down (virtually) with Co-Founder Kevin Creusy Of BackpackMojo.com for a chat on how backpackers can travel better, what it’s like founding a startup and why Mars is the next Laos for backpackers. Imagine a scenario: You have a measly 12 vacation days off from work and the possibilities are endless. Your plans […]

The Worst Airplane Food (And What You Can Do About It)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If you’ve ever found yourself on a flight longer than eight hours, you have undoubtedly experienced the travesty of the modern airplane meal. While shorter flights do the courtesy of refraining from dinner service, or providing the tasty, yet utterly unhealthy “Snack Pack” (Pringles and M&Ms for supper anyone?), longer flights are often plagued by […]

Add Heli-Skiing To Your Bucket List

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Every gung-ho winter sports fanatic has a ski or snowboard bucket list memorized, if not stitched into the lining of their jacket.  For some, flying down the runs of Whistler, British Columbia — jagged mountains towering above — could be numero uno on their wish list. For others, the gnarly off-piste chutes of Mürren, Switzerland […]

The 30 Greatest Travelers Of All Time

Monday, December 19, 2011

Having just received my brand new passport in the mail, I flipped through the blank pages and saw endless possibilities. The stamps are gone, the airplane tickets are yet to be purchased and the stories not yet told. What will the future be for this little document? And what’s in store for the awkwardly-photographed owner […]

How To Become An Adventure Filmmaker: Q+A With Reel Rock Film Tour’s Josh Lowell

Monday, November 14, 2011

I knew I was in the right place when I saw the lean and muscular people milling about outside Boulder Theater — hair dreaded and Patagonia-clad. They had that relaxed, slightly stoned look that comes only after hours of swinging from rocks — and just maybe from some extracurricular chemical activity too. But these Boulderites […]

Lonely Planet’s Tastiest Food Places v. Diner Pizza

Thursday, October 20, 2011

There is a restaurant called Post Corner Pizza in Darien, Connecticut, not far from where I grew up. Essentially it is a Greek diner, offering everything from monstrous grinders to stuffed grape leaves to good ‘ol fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, and per the name, pizza too. The ‘za is decent — some may call it […]

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