Friday, October 24th, 2014

Travelers’ Night In: Food, Glorious Food!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, focused on the foods we’ve experienced while traveling!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Here are the questions for this week: [...]

Lady Clipping Toenails on the Subway

I’ve seen a lot of strange things on various subways around the world. My favorite subway incident happened on the Metro in Paris in 2004.  This guy had an old-school boom box held over his shoulder, was holding a  microphone in the other, and was rapping to 50 Cent’s “In da Club”!  And yes, he [...]

Ceylon

I hear as in a dream Drifting among the flowers Her soft and gentle voice Evoking songs of birds The light of distant stars Permits a view once more Of those seductive veils That shimmer in the breeze. –The Pearl Fishers I cannot wait to visit this enchanting country. All images: Songkran.

Quebec Ice Hotel: L’Hôtel de Glace

A few years ago, two of my best college buds, James and Mike, called me up and asked if I felt like taking a road trip to Québec City that weekend.  Did they even have to ask? One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Québec Ice Hotel — L’Hôtel de Glace.  The [...]

Photo of the Week: Bruges Canals

A peaceful moment in the picture-perfect town of Bruges, Belgium.

Weekend Wanderlust: Southeast Asia!

I finally caved in and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring this weekend.  The last time I bought a Southeast Asia guide was when I was in college, so I’m long overdue for a new one! I’m strongly considering a trip to Southeast Asia in the near future — sooner than I had [...]

Travelers’ Night In — The Best of City Travel!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, focused on city travel!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Here are the questions for the week: Q1. What is your [...]

Travel Advice: Italy Travel Itinerary

I recently received an email from a reader named Charlie who is planning his first trip to Italy and looking for some itinerary advice. Here is an excerpt: Dear Vagabondress, My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy the end of September and early October.  Our mission is 2 fold.  Attend a wedding [...]

Photo of the Week: South Padre Island From Above

You know that skinny little island off the southeastern edge of Texas?  The one you always see on maps?  That’s what it looks like from a plane.

Wine Riot 2010: Boston Wine Tasting

Every year, The Second Glass puts on a wine tasting event called Wine Riot.  Wine Riot is geared toward young, hip Bostonians who want to learn more about wine — but in a fun atmosphere!  Most of the wines featured are very affordable as well. I love wine, but I don’t know as much about [...]