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Frugal Traveler DC Baby-Centric Story Leaves a Lot to be Desired

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Frugal Traveler DC Baby-Centric Story Leaves a Lot to be Desired

In one of the most inane traveler stories we’ve read in a while, the NYT Frugal Traveler takes his infant daughter for a day trip to Washington, DC.  From the ludicrous reasoning to spend 8 hours total in one day on a bus (so the 10 month old will know she can “rely on... »

The Onion’s Weekend Edition

Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Onion’s Weekend Edition

As we’ve said before, the headlines are the best part of The Onion so here’s their front cover/headline-only weekend edition for this week.  Of course, we don’t condone violence but we don’t you have to chuckle just a bit? »

Smiling in Orlando – Gee, Our Cheeks Hurt

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Smiling in Orlando – Gee, Our Cheeks Hurt

You didn’t really think we could let this pass, did you? The city of Orlando held a contest to find two people to go to many, many different “fun” places and blog about them.  Preciously, they call it “67 Days of Smiles in Orlando.”  A nice marketing ploy but we sure think more smiles... »

Alert: Recession Leads to Low Class Cruisers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Alert: Recession Leads to Low Class Cruisers

It looks like those oh-so-elegant cruisers are dismayed to find new and low-class cruisers infiltrating their nacho fountain lines and poolside hairiest chest contests.  Victor Ozols writes a funny piece on how due to economic conditions and lower cruise prices, the socio-economic status of cruisers may be changing. Ozols writes: “The economic downturn is... »

Another Casualty in the Iraq War: Babylon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Another Casualty in the Iraq War: Babylon

Today’s Washington Post adds a new and sick twist to the Iraq war: the destruction by U.S. forces of the ancient city of Babylon.  Of course, this goes way beyond tourism – this is a heinous offense and one that could have easily been avoided.  Are you like us and don’t know much about Babylon?  Here’s the overall picture... »

Pay for Our Travel: We Promise to Love it

Monday, July 13, 2009
Pay for Our Travel: We Promise to Love it

The more bloggers there are, the more questions there become about their relationships with sponsors, the freebies they may receive, and the objectivity of their posts.  Here’s a good New York Times summary of the ethics involved. For our part, if you would like to provide us with airline tickets, free nights at a... »

Amazon Native Women Give Great Massages

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Amazon Native Women Give Great Massages

We’ll be the first to say it – we are the Gawker of travel websites.  We received this extremely funny-especially-since-it-isn’t-supposed-to-be-funny PR pitch from one Eric Schwartz earlier in the week.  As is our wont, we were planning on publishing it here and making fun of it.  Creative?  No.  Laugh-inducing? Oh yes.  Then we happened... »

Mexicans Building Wall to Keep Out Americans: Video

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Did you know The Onion had videos?  We didn’t either!  Here’s one that makes fun of Americans who go to Mexico but the funniest part is that The Onion mistakenly misspelled the word Tijuana in its subtitles, adding a bit of irony to the whole “Americans are stupid and ruin our culture” bit. Mexico... »

Cultural Tourism in Argentina Heating Up

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Cultural Tourism in Argentina Heating Up

Is it finally time to head down to Buenos Aires like you know you’ve been wanting to do for years now?  Sure, buy a leather jacket, eat some steak, but don’t think you’re going to find your own Maria Belen right away, alright?  Let’s not go overboard on the whole cultural tourism thing, people. »

A Real Housewife in Puerto Vallarta: The Movie

Thursday, June 11, 2009
A Real Housewife in Puerto Vallarta: The Movie

Just because you’re a mindful tourist doesn’t mean you have to avoid all skeezy reality shows.  In fact, we like to tell ourselves we are “educating” ourselves by learning about other strange and wonderful “cultures” as we watch this trash.  (We may not believe ourselves but we continue to make the case.) Clearly Bonnie... »

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