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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 […]

Shipwreck Becomes Visible In Stockholm Due To Falling Water Levels

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

If you find yourself in Stockholm, Sweden, this summer (which lasts roughly 17 days beginning in late June), you may be able to catch a glimpse of a shipwreck from the 1600’s that has recently become visible in the water outside downtown Stockholm. Thought to be of Danish origin, the boat was sunk in the […]

Kayak Reveals The Cheapest Month To Book Your Flight

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You’d think the people over at Kayak would have less to worry about than saving money on airfare given their recent sale to Priceline for a cool $1.8 billion. But lucky for us, they don’t, and with the vast amount of airfare data in their possession, along with the help of the high-octane team of […]

What Is The Big Five?

Monday, March 25, 2013

What animals make up the Big Five? Outside of bar trivia night, this classification may not be as important today since travelers going on safari tend to be shooting the animals they see with a camera rather than with a hunting rifle. However, the Big Five is still an important classification for safari-goers interested in […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2012)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October – December) of 2012 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 […]

The 10 Cheapest Cities To Visit In Europe For 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the third year in a row, Priceoftravel.com has released their European Backpacker Index (yes, you read that right economics majors), a list that ranks European cities by their cheapness. The list includes such variables as hostel bunk prices, local transportation costs, budget meals, attraction rates and, of course, local beer prices. Doing so, the […]

5 Essential Tips For Freelance Travel Writers

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I was recently invited to speak at the Contently.com headquarters here in New York City as part of a two-person panel discussion for their monthly Freelance Writers Meetup, an honor in it of itself, but even more so since I got to sit next to and speak along with the New York Times Travel editor […]

What Is The Longest Nonstop Flight In The World?

Friday, November 2, 2012

One of the first questions people asked me ahead of my past trip from New York to Africa was how long the flight was going to be, to which I would answer, “I don’t know, a few hours.” Well, it was actually 14 hours, 55 minutes, by far the longest flight I had ever taken […]

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