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How Much Money Do You Really Save Using The Gas Buddy Phone App?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Gas Buddy app is no secret to the world of road trippers with smart phones. It’s a gracefully simple idea: Travelers update current gas prices as you see them so drivers can find the cheapest gas. It’s beautiful — the collective travelers’ middle fingers in the direction of rising gas costs. In fact, this […]

The Expeditioner’s October Travel Photography Contest Winner: South American Warmth

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What makes a place? Is it the food, the drink, the clothing? The winning shot from this past month’s Flickr photo contest suggests a definitive answer: people. Though culture can be defined by so many things, it is passed on and embodied by those within. Congratulations to Filippo Tafi and his wonderful shot of a […]

Get The Bejezus Scared Out Of You At These Real Haunted Houses

Friday, October 28, 2011

It’s time to get that department store flashlight out of your face and stop telling those wussy tales of pretend ghosts around the campfire this weekend. These are the real deal, and as Matador says, it’s time to “sack up” and be a haunted house ninja this Halloween. This is seriously creepy stuff. I’d rather […]

My Problem With Hotel Ratings And How To Use Them Effectively

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I came home last week to see my wife ripping through some reviews of hotels in New York City. That’s something I just don’t do, spending an evening scouring reviews, I don’t put that much stock in them. I think we’re all aware of the rating system rumors: Hotels employing specialists to spend hours scouring […]

My 6 Ways On How To Fix Air Travel (And Eliminate Its Suck Factor)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It seems as though the brilliant minds that came up with the nearly pointless pre-flight safety speech have continued to devolve into the realm of customer non-service since I last boarded a plane. On my recent flying escapade around the U.S. to visit family, I couldn’t help but be constantly reminded of this. As a […]

The Expeditioner’s August Travel Photo Contest Winner: Rural India

Thursday, September 1, 2011

For the August photography contest over at our Flickr group, we sought out shots of what you defined as rural life. The submissions we receive every month never fail to amaze. More impressive than their locale is the spot on rural-ness of each shot. This month’s entrants were from all over the globe: Namibia, Vietnam, […]

Beyond The Beach: 4 Islands You Need To Check Out

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This “Beach Week” thing has gotten a little out of control. Matt brought someone’s Chihuahua to work and they’ve been wearing matching Hawaiian shirts for two weeks now, Jenna purposely burnt herself at the tanning bed to prep for some kind of destination post, and Luke has been the shirtless dude passed out in the […]

Boracay: The Light At The End Of Manila

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve got those Hollywood ad campaigns pegged: A sweeping shot of an unimaginably beautiful beach fades in from black. You picture yourself lying on a chaise lounge, toes in the warm sand, drinking from a freshly cut coconut. The picture quickly becomes a backdrop for […]

“Inspiring Vistas” Photo Contest Winner: Classic Western North America

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

“Inspiring Vistas” really couldn’t be a more loaded theme for our summer photography contest, and the submissions were truly everything you would imagine. More than an Indonesian volcano, a view of  Hawaii from the air, or the longing of young cowboys at a rodeo, it is the colors of Canada’s Kananaskis country that inspire us […]

Visit These San Francisco Hot Spots For The Wanna-be Hipster In You

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Everyone wants to be cool, but those hipsters got it all figured out. In fact, hipsters are what cool people call cool. On my recent jaunt to San Francisco, I tried to nail down the reasons why. The fashion? The state of mind? The trust funds? Certainly, the neighborhoods and shops that draw hipsters foster […]

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