Archive for November 2010

huntin’ for a new city

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When looking for a place to move post-graduation, I am unashamed to say I’ve googled “best places for single people.” This guide to 10 Most & Least Attractive Cities in America by the Huffington Post may also help out in the decision-making process.

Travel is all about exploring new places, eating new foods, and meeting people that aren’t like you. A good travel experience requires you to step outside of your comfort zone. Breaking out of your comfort zone by Nomadic Matt talks about the rich experiences you can gain if you are willing to do something out of the norm and talk to someone you wouldn’t normally stop in the street for.

When looking for a hotel, people will pay big bucks for a great view. Gadling’s Alex Robertson Textor’s article Top 10 Hotel Rooms with a View is a great lineup of the hotels around the world with the best views.

If you’re a woman looking to move to Japan, check this out first. No sex in the city by Reannon Muth of tells about her experience as a Western woman trying to get the attention of Japanese men.




Written by Lauren Allen

November 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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travelin’ made possible

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Trips to countries you thought were impossible, or nearly impossible now seem achievable, thanks to Adam Seper and Boots’n’All for 10 Difficult-to-Visit Places and How to Get There. Includes: Bolivia, Vietnam, India, Russia, China, Libya, Iran, Cuba, Syria, Lebanon and Israel.

From a Swiss prison to an igloo in Finland, Antony Ham of Lonely Planet explores Europe’s most unusual hotels.

Since Thanksgiving is next week, I thought including  Gadling’s Lauren Miller Seattle’s Sunday Suppers: Top Restaurants Host Family Style Meals was appropriate. I know a lot of families that choose to spend their Thanksgiving meals dining out; they end up saving a lot of money but minimizing the amount of food they waste.

Again, this blog was started for a multimedia journalism class.  We often talk about the effect Twitter has on the world of journalism. In Using Twitter to Pressure Airlines: It Works Scott McCartney of The Wall Street Journal talks about how Twitter is also used to affect the airline market.

A big downfall of starting a new hobby-maybe backpacking, for example-is the overwhelming amount of products out there to help you out. Art of Backpacking’s Michael Tieso’s My Backpacking Filming Setup helps narrow down the choices for film equipment for a backpacker.

Written by Lauren Allen

November 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

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