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3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Town This Year

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There’s a buzz surrounding South Africa these days as the country prepares to host the 2010 World Cup (582 days and counting according to their site) and with the winter descending on the Northern Hemisphere and the weakening of the rand, South Africa should be at the top of many people’s to-visit list this year, […]

Fly To England For $15?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It may a little ways off, but Ryanair is envisioning of one day starting a new airline where one way tickets for flights across the Atlantic would be as low as £10, which is almost what I paid just to be able to watch a movie at my seat during my last flight, and that […]

On The World’s Radar: Colombia

Friday, October 31, 2008

Does this happen to you too? As soon as you book a trip somewhere, it seems like everywhere you turn you start to see or hear news articles and stories about where you’re going. For me it seems like a day hasn’t gone by since I booked my trip to Colombia when I haven’t come […]

Reader’s Digest’s 4 Ridiculous Money-Saving Travel Tips

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Is anyone else surprised to find out that Reader’s Digest still exists, and that they’ve managed to reproduce their print writing on that newfangled box called the personal computer? I think the last time I saw a Reader’s Digest it was located in a magazine rack in the bathroom of a retiree’s house. Anyways, a […]

Top 7 Surf Towns

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Budget Travel has put together list of the top 7 surf towns in the world which, if you’re like me, are all somewhere I’d much rather be now that the it’s getting cold enough that I can nearly see my breath in the air when I get out of bed in the morning (I really […]

Argentine Peso Plummets: What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It’s being reported this morning that Argentina, already in the midst of a severe economic turndown as a result of weakening commodity prices and international market conditions, is seizing $29 billion in pension assets, this after the country announced a few days ago that it would be devaluing its currency from its current rate of […]

Is Economic Armageddon Good For Travel?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

  Global markets are in upheaval, the financial sector is in shambles, and people are genuinely worried about the possibility of a Depression-like scenario in the near future, which only begs the question: So what does this mean for my next trip? It’s no surprise that plucky editors across the board have jumped on the […]

What’s It Like To Be On The Road For 10 Years? Ask Rolf

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rolf Potts, travel advice columnist and champion of the resistance band reflects on his travels over the past 10 years and his thoughts on the future of travel and travel writing in an interview on World Hum. Rolf describes how David Foster Wallace’s 1996 genre-bending essay on cruise travel helped set the tone for travel […]

Oktoberfest: Does Anyone Care?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oktoberfest is just around the corner, and just in time for this vapid event are your predictable slew of Oktoberfest “guides” that purport to help you fit in with the mostly tourist crowd that descends on Munich every year. I’m not so much against the idea of Oktoberfest — the annual event began back in 1810 […]

The Frugal Traveler Speaks: Reveals Plans For World Domination On $100/Day

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night the New York Times travel writer, Matt Gross (a/k/a The Frugal Traveler), stopped by Idlewild Bookstore, the new travel bookstore here in New York, for a talk about his recently wrapped up “Grand Tour” of Europe, his thoughts on the idea of travel writing, and his plans (or lack thereof) for next summer. […]

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