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Exploring The San Francisco Of “Vertigo”

Friday, September 9, 2011

Vertigo would have to be my favorite Hitchcock film that doesn’t involve crossdressers or nazis. Despite the film starring two Hollywood powerhouses at the times — Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak — the real star of the flick is arguable the city it’s set in, San Francisco. Has any movie played so crucial a role […]

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 […]

Seeing Chicago From 103 Stories — Standing On Only A Piece Of Glass

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I can’t say I’m a big travel gimmick fan. There’s just too much awesomeness in the world to see to waste time looking at the world’s largest frying pan or meandering around a dinosaur park in the middle of the desert (unless you’re doing it ironically because of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure). But if I were […]

Discovering The “Other” Hawaii In Kauai

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Though intrigued by many aspects of the Pacific — especially its cultures’ haunting music, like what’s heard in the beginning of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line — Hawaii has never garnered much interest for me. Perhaps because of its position as the go-to vacation spot (next to Mexico) for most Americans west of the […]

New York City Food Vendor Tells All

Friday, May 6, 2011

It turns out New York City food cart vendors actually keep quite a clean shop, and they’re even very careful about keeping fresh food, so tells one vendor to Budget Travel who decided to dish some dirt about the business. As every traveler to New York knows, food vendors are ubiquitous in the city, and when you’re […]

What Ever Happened To Biosphere 2?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For anyone who attended 6th-grade science class between the years 1990 and 1994, they know what I’m referring to. Remember Biosphere 2, the self-contained space-colony-in-the-Arizona-desert experiment that seemed to be part of the requisite science class curriculum alongside rainforest degradation, saving sperm whales, and making model rockets? For those of you not old enough to […]

In Search Of Northern Exposure: The Greatest Show Ever

Monday, March 14, 2011

As people who are not stupid know, Northern Exposure is the single finest American television show ever produced. Or, to clarify, it is the very best fictional series ever produced. Non-stupid people could argue, for example, that Ken Burns Civil War is similarly excellent. Some have even credited Northern Exposure with introducing dramedy, the popular […]

Miami’s Newest Hotspot Is A Parking Garage?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This time of the year, folks from all over the world flock to the white sand beaches and warm temperatures of South Florida (especially those of the New York persuasion). And like many a hip city around the world, Miami is home to an ever-rotating cast of hotspots for the wealthy and connected to attempt […]

How I Became A Man v. Food Show Convert

Thursday, September 23, 2010

There’s no question Anthony Bourdain reigns king over everything travelers dream about — getting paid traveling around the world with a film crew documenting it all. His snarky personality and textbook Kung Fu displays create perhaps the purest travel show that exists. When the Travel Channel was bought by the the owners of the Food […]

TheExpeditioner Mailbag: An Invite From Prof. Albus Dumbledore

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dear Matt, It has come to my attention that you may have a bit of doubt regarding Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Upon my request, the Ministry of Magic believes, along with Hogwarts, that to mutually benefit one another, muggles and non-muggles should live together. It is with that in mind, on June 18th, the doors will […]

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