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Bourdain On Parts Unknown: My Libya Show Was The Best Ever

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anthony Bourdain’s new show on CNN is not only delivering ratings successes, but it’s providing personal satisfaction to the curmudgeonly host himself. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Bourdain admits that he thinks the show has been pretty darn good; well better than good, the best he’s ever done in fact, highlighting his […]

The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 2013 National Geographic photo contest is well under way, and in annual tradition, the contest is serving the important purpose of reiterating the fact that your travel photos are no good. No seriously, these are mostly “amateurs” submitting photos to the contest, and even the worst of the lot makes the best travel photos […]

India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lest you think all records in The Guinness Book of World Records are inane, useless markers of time-poorly-spent by various humans around the world, consider this one: Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat was noted as the record holder for the “most people hand-washing clothes simultaneously at a single location” in March 2011. Take that guy who attached […]

Surprise: Montreal Is Actually Really Fun In The Winter Too [Travel Video]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I realize it’s a little late in the season to feature a video of Montreal showing how beautiful it is in the winter, especially given that now’s the time to start planning a summer getaway to the city — a season when the city really comes alive — but this ode to the freezing city […]

33 Reasons To Visit India

Sunday, May 12, 2013

1) Because rush hour here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.  (Calcutta) 2) And no matter what day it is, you’re likely going to see a parade. 3) Because eating fresh isn’t a lifestyle choice, it’s the norm. 4) And this is what your grocery store looks like. (Bodhgaya) 5) Because the British left […]

It’s As If Travel Channel Was Daring Me To Watch Them Less

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Really Travel Channel, a travel show starring Bret Michaels and focused on RVs? It’s as if you’re actively seeking ways to get me to watch your channel less, especially in the wake of Mr. Bourdain’s exodus to CNN. Are there really no other travel enthusiasts, personalities, writers, explorers, cultural icons, luminaries or former ’80s hair […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (1st Quarter: 2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 1st quarter (January – March) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

This Is Why I’m Not Taking My Phone To India Tomorrow

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Technophobe: To Be or Not To Be I’m leaving for India tomorrow, and one thing that I’m not packing with me is my iPhone. Yes, that very same phone that I use to take pictures with and to then upload to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The same phone I use to check my multiple e-mail […]

TheExpeditioner Is All Sorts of Mobile Now

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Call it a hunch, but I’m starting to think this whole mobile thing is really going to take off. And what better use is there for your phone (other than to take a selfie with you and your favorite lawnmower) than to check out TheExpeditioner while you’re on the go (or while you’re lying on […]

Kermit The Frog: He’s Been More Places Than You

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Joining the ranks of the traveling garden gnome, Kermit the Frog (an unlicensed, unaffiliated-with-official-Muppets-or-Disney-merchandising version), is traveling the world, going to more places than you’ve probably been, and gaining the sideway leers from countless of bystanders as he’s manhandled and posed into place by a doting German couple, all in the name of a good […]

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