Monthly Archives: July 2010

Project Pringles – Update #2

Posted by on July 13, 2010

Paprika flavored Pringles from Holland

Paprika flavored Pringles from Holland

In the last week, I’ve had 34 people send me photos of Pringles cans from around the world. Instead of just dumping everything I get, I’ll just be posting just a few each week.

If I didn’t post your submission it is for one of the following reasons: 1) It was already listed, 2) someone else sent in a better photo, 3) I’ll will post it in a future update.

If you wish to send in a photo, please check the Project Pringles page to make sure if the flavor you’ve found has been listed already.

One housekeeping note: I’ve noticed that there are some flavors which might be the same but have different names. In particular anything dealing with cheese. I’ve seen cheese, cheesy cheese, cheddar cheese, queso, etc. For the purposes of this project, anything with a unique name will be considered a unique flavor.

Also, there are rice and whole grain Pringles. Those are considered unique flavors as well. So cheese, multigrain cheese and rice infused cheese would each be separate. (more…)

Gowalla vs Foursquare as tools for travel

Posted by on July 12, 2010

Gowalla vs Foursquare TravelGowalla and Foursquare have been at the forefront of the location based social networking, or the two major players in the “check-in” wars. I’m a big social media guy, so I wanted to see how these two platforms match up for people who are traveling. I should make it very explicit that this review is from the perspective of someone who is traveling and is not at home where most of their friends and normal hangouts are.


Over the last few months, I have been using and abusing Gowalla and Foursquare. I’ve tested them in Spain, New York, Chicago and Appleton, Wisconsin, which give me a good overview of their use overseas, in large cities and in small towns. I have been using both services on the iPhone 3GS and the iPad. I do not have an Android or Blackberry device to test them on. I abused the systems as much as I could trying to find out how far away and how often I could check in. (more…)

Learning To Dive in Fiji

Posted by on July 10, 2010

This post was written by Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt, who blogs at Matt and I traveled together for about a week last January in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. All photos used were taken by me.

Studying for dive certification

Studying for dive certification

I’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive. When I started traveling, I promised myself I’d learn to dive. It had always been a life long desire of mine- to explore the world under the sea. All the beautiful pictures I saw of life underwater, the stories from other travelers, the bonds they seemed to share after a dive trip- all of it made me excited to learn to dive. But then trips to Australia passed. Visits to islands in Thailand turned into snorkeling trips. I always found an excuse to not to dive. I didn’t have the time, the money, I had other things to do, or I didn’t have anyone to go with. There was always an excuse!

And why? (more…)