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National Park Nomad: Q & A With Guidebook Author Michael Joseph Oswald

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sometimes we get caught up planning out our next epic adventure to exotic lands and far-off cultures, driven, in part, by eating extraordinary cuisine, meeting those that call the corners of earth home and seeing sites one has only heard about. This idea of exploration reaches out its age-old fingers to pull in even the […]

5 Great Places To Camp In The American Southwest

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Campsites vary from the most primitive of settings to truly exceptional sleeping quarters. Some may only have simple pit toilets (nose-pinching and breath-holding required), while others have full-on hot showers, laundromats and convenience stores with coveted goodies such as Clif Bars and miniature bottles of bourbon. While no summer road trip is complete without a […]

My Pictures From TBEX 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You know what you’re not supposed to do on a magazine-style site that focuses on narrative travel pieces and blog entries about travel news and trends? The answer: post your personal vacation pictures. I normally spare readers the pain of doing this, but when that vacation happens to include attending TBEX 2012 — the annual travel bloggers […]

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 […]

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