why do we bring so much stuff when we travel?

In the first in an ongoing series of posts chronicling our innate human need to surround ourselves with more stuff than we will actually...

sitting through ancient aliens on h2 sometimes yields some good travel information

The History Channel program, Ancient Aliens, is generally an exercise in drawing the conclusion that everything that has ever happened and ever will happen...

jet lag got you down?

We have all experienced jet lag at least once. On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, with a twelve hour time difference, it was...

the u.s. state department’s “smart traveler” for iphone

I’m always hunting for a good iPhone or iPad app that relates to travel, one that can take some of the exhaustive Google searching...

the central african franc: will i need a bag full of cash in gabon?

If you are traveling to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea or Gabon, you will need to...

histories, surveys and political commentaries: english travel literature in the late sixteenth and early...

As with the descriptions of the world, so we find histories, surveys and political commentaries based on travel during this period, some of which...

och ohem, och tay, wyees, barsoom

If flying north was being written one hundred years from now, no one would even remember MySpace and Space itself would no longer be the final...

descriptions of the world: english travel literature in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth...

One outcome of the travel literature of this period was the frequent appearance of works devoted to describing the world and the discoveries...

and the award for the fastest travel website on a mobile device goes to…

Among the most frustrating aspects of booking flights, hotels, tours and car rentals is the time it takes to load a booking website from...

english travel literature in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries – part I

As we travel in the twenty-first century, in the first in a new series of blog posts on travel literature and print media, I...

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