I'm a caving fan, so I can't resist stuff like this.
Yes, I goofed it up. I'm still getting a handle on Outbounding. You can check it out here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/giant-mirrors-to-light-up-one-dark-norwegian-town-15720433
And sorry for the delay. I didn't realize I had a response!
You're welcome, Matthew. I'm kind of a fly-o-phile and I figured a few others like would would enjoy it. I'm looking for other Fifth Freedom routes for future trips!
I liked Bergen an awful lot. Just one thing: Avoid driving if you can. Parking there is pretty difficult! We drove in from the north (started in Oslo, up as far as Jotunheimen, then into Bergen). And seriously, all you need to do is wander on foot and you'll find plenty of fun. There's a nautical museum that's pretty cool, too.
Hmmm, pretty sure you're not the first person to mention all this about the aurora ...
Good list. I'd also suggest that travel bloggers stop using cliches like "bucket list" and discover/explore (unless you are actually the first one there).
I've said for awhile now that flying Hawaiian from a U.S. city and connecting in Hawaii would be a great way to get a trans-Pacific flight while avoiding LAX or SFO.
I'd add San Jose, Costa Rica. Travelers seem to hate it, but I really like it. Viva El Monstruo!
I really want to get some great aurora shots at some point. But I had a lot of camera setting questions. This really does a nice job of breaking it down.
Nice post, Daniel! Who does't love to laugh at bad travel photos?
Do you mean Detroit?! :)
Yeah, leave it to a luxury travel blog to get squicked out easily. Yet luxury travelers slurp foie gras by the gallon.
I totally get this. I take a certain pride in traveling on the cheap. But sometimes you've gotta - as Tom Haverford from "Parks & Recreation" would say - treat yo'self.
I like this - people definitely blame jet lag on the post-flight grogginess. But it's not always to blame. I also think airlines sell business/first class on the notion that it somehow adjusts you to a new timezone better.
Nice find, Jonny. I'll have to use pochemuchka often.
I think the most interesting bit is the Hawaiian Airlines CEO, who was realistically grim. I think he's closest to the truth.
Thank you. It was something I hadn't heard about in the U.S. either, even from my friends of Vietnamese descent ... and even one who grew up there. It's always interesting to see what unexpected observations pop up.
Oh, there are a lot of taxi horror stories for Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi alike. Glad you had a good time, though!
I didn't have a problem with the tone and I didn't read anything to detract from her integrity.Her anger is very genuine, and authenticity is a huge issue for me. I have to give her a lot of credit for writing as well as she does in a second language ... and for showing a side of Cambodia that travelers can easily gloss over. She has an important message, but she delivered it without being self-important. The only thing that distracted me were the photos ... I'd like a lower photo-to-text ratio so I can get into the flow of the storytelling without so much scrolling.
I think that's a good idea for a number of bloggers - even some who write in English as their first language! Whenever I can, I try to get my wife to take a glance at something that I post. Sometimes, my eyes see what I meant to write rather than what I actually wrote.
Terrific tips here, even if the summit of Everest isn't your destination. I will grab some ideas from this blog post, no doubt.
Maybe I'm easily amused, but I had a good time reading it. I know more than a few travelers who go to developing countries and get very Sally Struthers about it ... and this post made me think of them.
I think the Cu Chi Tunnels really set the tone for my time in Vietnam. Overall, the trip wasn't as action/adventure-oriented as my previous trips. But no other trip has given me as much to think about on the political/cultural front. It really started here for me.
Good god, this sort of talk makes me angry - that any member of someone's family would call them selfish, AND that anyone on the receiving end of that criticism would give it a moment of credence. Some people need to shut up and let other people lives their lives. And some of us ... well, they need to recognize the bitterness of boring/bored people and develop the confidence to ignore it. I think the author here is pretty uncowed by the harsh words. But some might not be.
Nice find. Looks like a paradise for the URBEX crowd.
Holy cow ... is it really this bad in general? I expected Shanghai to be far worse than it was, so I'm not sure if I'm just being to skeptical. If this is even remotely in the ballpark ... wow.
Yeah, it's really trendy for travel hipsters to slam Costa Rica as too "Americanized." That annoys me and sells the country short. I think this blog post is right on the money. Nice find!
I always like some unusual hotels and hostels. I see some of the usual suspects here, but there are a few that are new to me.
This is one of my older blog posts that I haven't thought about for a long time. There might be a few people here who might enjoy it.