Category Archives: That’s just not right

Do not open till February 2011

Tweet Tim Cahill once said “In good travel writing, something on the trip always has to go wrong.” If this is true, then after my most recent Lonely Planet research trip in Romania and Moldova, I should have a book deal landing on my desk any second. At least I…

The Thankless Work of a Pioneering Slacker – the Leif Pettersen Story

Tweet As promised last week, I’m following up my post on the destructive culture of over-work here in the US with a little background on my personal research in the field of Slackerology. And when I say ‘field’, I’m largely referring to a desk, in a cubical, in a secured,…

Why are Americans working so hard?

Tweet The latest Expedia numbers about how few vacations days Americans receive (and subsequently use) have come out. While this annual survey is a fairly blatant tactic to encourage/enrage people into booking trips to Orlando and Hawaii, I always linger over the findings, as they are a key part of…

Budapest restaurant scam – Let’s be careful out there

Tweet Hey, this is just a friendly public service announcement for you travelers to stay cognizant of some of the older scams that are still alive and well all over Europe. A friend of mine was just burned by the old menu switcheroo scam in Budapest last week, an art…

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