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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 […]

Here’s Your Chance To Win A Free GoPro HD Camera!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You read that right, as part of the launch and my inclusion in the newly launched Veria Voices program, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own GoPro HD Hero, and all you have to do is enter your e-mail address for your chance to win — simple as that. Just click through here to […]

14 Unforgettable Images From Guatemala

Monday, April 9, 2012

At 12,336 feet, Volcán de Agua towers over Antigua, which was once the capital of the country until 1773 when a massive earthquake struck destroying much of the country. Antigua’s population is only about 30,000 people, but during the height of the tourist season that number swells to over 60,000, many of whom are there attending one […]

Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The mystery around whether you are banned from certain countries if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport is one of those vexing travel questions that seems to come up during every discussion about travel to Israel, especially given the number of travelers visiting Israel through Birthright. So the question remains, is it true? […]

How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

So you’re one of those adventure, off-the-beaten-path travelers that revels in the fact that you don’t bother with those touristy destinations around the world; that you knew about Laos, Colombia and Jordan long before everyone else did; and that there’s no place in the world you wouldn’t at least consider visiting. So how about the […]

Is The Great Wall Of China Really Visible From Space?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travelers are especially fond of soaking up arcane facts about the world we live in, like which country has the most lakes (Finland), or what year the Coliseum was completed (80 A.D.), and then subsequently arguing over whether that statement is actually right or not (are we talking about freshwater lakes or just regular lakes, […]

10 Things I Pack When Traveling (And 10 Things I Leave At Home)

Monday, November 7, 2011

1) Extra ATM Card with $100 I was this close to being stuck in a sleepy town in Cambodia with little more than a pair of shoes and a passport to my name. The ATM machine ate my bank card, and with the upcoming bank holiday on Monday, I could’ve been stuck for three days, […]

The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

According to the most recent statistics from the World Tourism Organization, the top 10 most visited countries in the world was unchanged in order from 2008, with France leading the way, welcoming 74.2 million international travelers in 2009, a decrease of 6.3% from the previous year. As can be seen in the graphic above, the […]

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