Jenna Blumenfeld

The Solution To Sleeping In Airports Has Finally Been Solved

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It is an accepted fact of life that when a traveler concludes a cross-timezone flight, they are going to look pretty rough. They will be starving because in-flight peanuts don’t suffice for dinner. They will hobble from the gate, gimp-like, after being cramped in a window seat. And most of all, they will be exhausted. […]

7 Cities To Stretch The Dollar

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here at The Expeditioner offices, we work like dogs. We are forced to deal with annoying content meetings, an excruciating traffic-ridden commute and a sneaky office kitchen thief (whoever has been swiping my Triple Double Oreos cut it out. Maria, this means you). So when we travel it is imperative to stretch our funds as […]

The Top 5 Coffee Shops In Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

As a recent resident of Boulder, Colorado, I discovered  that when traveling to a brand spankin’ new place to live (sans companion) there are three essentials to secure as soon as possible. Lest you be prepared to camp, the first necessity is to find a place to sleep and store the material possessions you have […]

How The 2-Liter Bottle Can Change The World (And It Doesn’t Involve Mentos)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When the good folks at the YouTube taught us that a delightful volcanic eruption occurs when Diet Coke and Mentos are combined, we thought the wonders of the world-renowned soda had reached it’s peak. But in a recent video posted on the blog Notions Capital, we see that the Coke bottle (well I suppose any 2-liter […]

Why You’re More Likely To Encounter A Shark Attack Than Ever Before

Thursday, July 21, 2011

No matter how comfortable we are in the water, no matter how many times we have swum at the same beach or surfed the same waves, a flicker of dread runs through our tender minds when we paddle out into open water and wonder: Is there something lurking below? I missed being a part of […]

The World’s Most Excruciating Race, And You’re Invited!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

When Pheidippides dropped dead after his history-making jaunt from Marathon to Athens, we thought those 26.2 miles were the extent of human endurance. But then came the ultra-marathons. Fifty and one hundred-mile races were added to the mix. Well “thons,” meet Death Race: part of the circuit-series of Spartan Race Inc. that eat their linear […]

I’m Not Sad To See Bullfighting Go In Spain

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Allow me to first clarify that I am not a radical animal rights activist. The idea of chucking red paint on a fur coat is not only unappealing and a destruction of personal property but, heck, plain old impolite. Hyper-radical political movements, while they sometimes achieve change, usually result in repulsion rather than legislation. Take PETA (People […]

My Encounter With Hákarl, The Worst Tasting Food On Earth

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dressed in his full-length overalls, Icelandic fisherman Asgeir leads my guide and me to the edge of the harbor where several shipping containers rest ominously far from the rusted whaling boats tied to the wharf. Asgeir peers back at us with a delighted grin and utters something jokingly in Icelandic. My guide translates. “He says […]

5 Must-Listen Podcasts For Travelers

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poor ‘lil podcasts. Those glorious little nuggets of thought expelled into the web-o-sphere by the intelligent, the hilarious and, more often than not, the unfortunate obnoxious population. Like blogs, we love them and we hate them. But we put up with their profuse lameness because they are one of the last morsels of free new-media […]

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