The Week in Travel: August 13, 2010

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Aug 13, 2010

I just wrote that it was 2007 in the title of this post. I changed it, but seriously, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I do this all the time.

Also, if someone wants to discuss how it isn’t really mid-August, and this is just some weird conspiracy, I would be totally okay with that. I spent the morning looking at winter boots. WINTER BOOTS. Gah. Nevermind. Let’s talk about cool stuff I found on the internet instead of my own mortality …

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Apparently Han Solo wasn’t supposed to die halfway through Jedi. But after his action figure sold like mad, Lucas decided not to axe any of the principals. Thank god. (via @mobilelawyer)

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Check out Business Week’s list of the Most Expensive Cities in The World. Oslo ranks second after Tokyo. In my book, it will always be first.

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In Soviet Russia … (via reddit.com)

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We are soooo not talking about the girl who quit via Whiteboard, because it was revealed as a hoax. And hoaxes don’t deserve our attention. But if they did, I’d point out that my brother pegged it as one and found evidence to support the fact waaay before anyone else did. Who says the unemployed are worthless?

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Are geotags revealing more than you’d like in your photos? (The New York Times)

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Whooo-hoo! I’m published on Gadling. Check out 10 Ways to Deal with a Travel Partner who SUCKS.

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Cailin O’Neil shares her Small World Moments: when you bump into someone we know, miles away from home. It’s adorable, and will get you thinking about your own what-are-you-doing-here? stories.

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In the wake of all the immigration b.s., George Carlin’s We Are Equal bit made me smile. A lot.

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Gray over at Solo Friendly discusses the 7 things about travel that stress her out. It’ll resonate with you.

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Am I just a jaded intellectual? Absolutely. And I have a journalism degree. That’s probably why I found these Journalism Warning Labels so damn funny.

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ZOMG. Two words: Baby skunk. Baby FRIGGING skunk. 

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Enjoy the weekend, kids. Next week might be a little crazy, blogging-wise, but I’ll do my best to get new content up every day.

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