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Get Off The Beaten Track In New Zealand

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I won’t lie and say I’ve sat through the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. I know I should, but just haven’t yet. I have, however, seen just enough snippets of the movies to move New Zealand from my “check it out” list, to my “get your butt there” list, based solely on the scenery of […]

Make Your Reservations Now: Top Destinations… In 10 Years

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In a world where there is an ever present yearning to be ahead of the trends, TheExped wants to announce that, this time, it truly is. Well, sort of. Currently, there are several destinations around the globe that house amazing histories, landscapes, cultures. True to our mission here, we want to get you stoked to […]

Don’t Let Your Guidebook Ruin Your Travels

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

If guidebooks had their own Facebook page, I’d be a fan. My shelves are a miniature library of guidebooks and language references. I’m a geek when it comes to knowing about where I’m headed (though my last post we found out I can surely improve) and I’ve thanked them for the bits of info helping me […]

Lost Cities You Can Still Visit

Monday, September 7, 2009

I have recently vowed to myself to do a bit more research on my future destinations before I arrive. Not of cafes or hostels, but of a place’s history.  That way, I can gain a better appreciation while I’m there. And not just what I slept through in high school history class, ancient history, too. We’ve all […]

Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers

Saturday, September 5, 2009

“Venice of the East,” or the Indian city of Udaipur won a Travel & Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” as the best city for travelers in 2009. With its many lakes, canals, palaces, and value, it came in ahead of Cape Town, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Chiang Mai rounding out the top five. Along the same […]

Got Creepy? Scotland Castle Is Home To 7 Ghosts

Saturday, September 5, 2009

One Castle. Seven Ghost. Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, was the location for a recent Most Haunted episode. This brilliant castle was built in 1777, but the original buildings of the compound date back to 1165, and could be one of the most haunted places on earth. Each of the ghosts have their own reported […]

Travel Sickness May Be Just What You Need

Friday, September 4, 2009

If you travel, you will get sick… sooner or later it will catch up with you. I have friends that get struck down , literally, on every trip they take. They can set their watch to it. Yet, it doesn’t slow them down in the least. Even I, iron immune system and all, was driven to […]

Asia On Two Wheels

Friday, September 4, 2009

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the cultures of these these countries. The article states, “Sometimes the truest way to experience a place is on the back […]

Anthony Bourdain In Big Sky Country

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It finally happened. For the first time in over a year living in Asia, I got a bit homesick. Danggit, Anthony Bourdain, if you just weren’t so good at what you do! The new episode of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel visited Livingston, Montana aired not long ago. It’s a small town no more […]

Antarctica: The Triple Crown

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finally, the age old question has been answered. While looking for the ideal spot for an observatory, scientists “discovered” what is thought to be the coldest, driest, and calmest place on earth. The triple crown of atmospheric phenomenon! Enjoy your trophy, Ridge A. At 13,294 feet, this spot along Ridge A, sits on the Antarctic […]

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