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  1. Pam Mandel added a comment on How to spot tainted travel advice
    This @travelfish character makes excellent points. The selection bias is deep, too -- and part of why I let many of my magazine subscriptions lapse. God love the contributors at Nat Geo Traveler (one …
  2. Pam Mandel added a comment on How to spot tainted travel advice
    I'm not convinced much independent media is free from bias *either*. MSM might want you to book a tour, but a lot of indy media wants you to trust their research on travel providers too. Chris' advice…
  3. Pam Mandel added a comment on What I Learned on a Luxury Cruise Through the Global-Warming Apocalypse
    What a remarkable read, wow. When I went to Antarctica (sorry, I'm THAT person) I really had a lot of respect for the operator who said, "We won't call it eco-tourism. We can't. The carbon footprint o…
  4. Pam Mandel added a comment on Why “Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel” Is The Worst Advice Of All Time
    I like this piece a lot. No, it's not "the worst advice of all time," are we not immune to hyperbolic headlines yet?  It's only the headline that's stupid hyperbole. But it is bad advice, and t…
  5. Pam Mandel added a comment on Is sustainable travel *really* going mainstream?
    I had coffee with Edward Hasbrouck a few weeks back and he asked me if I thought travel to Hawaii was sustainable. "Flights aside..." I started... "Yeah, but you can't take the flights out of the equa…
  6. Pam Mandel added a comment on Where the Story Starts: Austria's History in the Woman in Gold
    @goodnewsmuse -- I did both of those things. The guide actually stalked us the rest of the day -- I'm NOT making it up -- and really laid into my former brother in law about how operating without a li…
  7. Pam Mandel added a comment on Why I’ll Never Be a Professional Travel Blogger
    @hitriddle Edited the link, Matt. Oops. Copy paste cache error. Doh. http://www.travelswithtwo.com/2013/04/29/a-philippine-comedy-of-errors-part-one/
  8. Pam Mandel added a comment on Why I’ll Never Be a Professional Travel Blogger
    Melanie wrote an exhaustive series about a fiasco of a junket she went on to the Phillipines, here.
  9. Pam Mandel added a comment on Sri Lanka: The two faces of paradise
    I could stand up and applaud, that is the best damn thing I've read under the umbrella of travel since... Damn.
  10. Pam Mandel added a comment on Norwegian Kids Go To Cambodian Sweatshop, Learn That It Sucks.
    Three kids from Norway, one a 17 year old fashion blogger, go to see where their clothes get made. I'm hoping to find something about what these three are doing now after their eye-opening experience.…