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Who Uses Lonely Planet Guidebooks Anymore? (Me)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Raise your hand if you still use Lonely Planet paper editions? Actually scratch that, I can’t see you, and if you actually did this I urge you to get outside more and stop doing everything people ask you to do. And also note to editors: never, ever, use tired, cliched openings in your blog postings, […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 4): Puerto Rico with Mickela Mallozzi [Video]

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 4): Puerto Rico with Mickela Mallozzi In the fourth episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Mickela Mallozzi of TravelBareFeet.com to discuss Puerto Rico. Bare Feet is a travel web series and blog featuring the different ways people celebrate together around the world, with a focus on dance, music […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo [Video]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo In the third episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Stephen Oddo of Walks Of Italy to discuss Italy. Stephen is the co-founder of Walks Of Italy, a travel tour company that offers walking tours all around Italy, including night tours of the Coliseum, […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 1): India with Alexandra Bregman [Video]

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 1): India with Alexandra Bregman In the first episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Alexandra Bregman to discuss India, a country we both know from recent experiences: Alexandra lived and worked as an expat in New Delhi, and I recently returned from a trip to India where I […]

Is Nudity The Hottest Trend In The Travel Industry?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The era of the Staycation is over (and soo 2009-2012). All hail the era of the Nudecation. As if shedding your clothes wasn’t fun enough in the privacy of your home, tour operators and intrepid travel writers have noticed that travelers are increasingly looking for the opportunity to do so out in the open as […]

How Violence Against Women In India Is Hurting Tourism

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The NY Times is reporting that the number of female travelers to India has dropped a whopping 35 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to last year, a decline almost wholly attributable to the spate of highly publicized attacks against foreign women in the country over the last six months including the […]

New Delhi Airport Has Made The Next Great Viral Video

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Indira Gandhi International Airport (otherwise known as New Delhi’s main airport) may seem to be an unlikely source for viral video material, but this whimsical, day-in-the-life production synching the sights and sounds of the airport with music is worth a watch despite its origin. I dabble in video myself, and I know first-hand the pain […]

I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India

Friday, June 7, 2013

I’m loving the photo collection I recently discovered by noted travel photographer Steve McCurry (a 30-year veteran in the industry) entitled “Trains,” his ode to India’s beloved and ubiquitous mode of transportation. From the sweeping long shots (like the one from Agra above), to the intimate close-ups, McCurry’s overarching theme is his amazing ability to […]

Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Is it awards season already? It feels like it was just yesterday I was watching the Oscars and getting angry at all the Hollywood actors who had recently copied me and grew out their beards (I’m looking at you Affleck — first you steal Jen, now my facial identity). The premiere travel video site, Tripfilms.com, […]

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 […]

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