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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: The Incident

May 14, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comment (1)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, it's the big season finale. We have a few spoilers, so don't read any further if you are playing catch-up with your Tivo. Will the Island blow-up? Will Juliet and Sawyer sail off into the sunset in that tin can submarine? Will they ever stop creating more questions? Doubtful. The finale spends a lot of time introducing us to the legendary Jacob -- who looks like any other random guy on the island. The thing is, he keeps showing up in everyone's lives at different points. Everybody has met Jacob at some point in their journey. With all that travel, we sure hope he's banking all those frequent flier miles.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: Follow The Leader

May 7, 2009 at 1:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, we get lots of action and less head scratching. We're finally getting some answers, kinda. Last episode, Eloise shot her son, Daniel Faraday, not knowing that he was her son and also from the future. Jack and Kate get dragged into camp, and try to explain their preposterous story -- which Eloise believes. Richard Alpert busies himself at the top of the episode by building a model ship in a bottle. Since we know you've been dying to learn the secrets of building unlikely things inside bottles, you may want to check out eHow's step by step explanation of how to make the magic happen.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: The Variable

April 30, 2009 at 1:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, LOST drops a couple of big bombs, like how Eloise Hawking is Daniel Faraday's mother, and that Charles Widmore is his dad. We can't think of a worse parental combination. So, if it's true, this would mean that Penny Widmore is Faraday's half sister. The episode is titled The Variable, which is a reference to the human beings on the island. The equations remain true, it's the variables that change the outcome.

There are a couple of flashbacks that take us back to Oxford after Faraday has graduated. He and Eloise grab lunch at a local Indian restaurant near campus. If you're in the neighborhood and in the mood for some great Indian food, we found this handy list over at In Oxford Magazine.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: Some Like It Hoth

April 16, 2009 at 1:06 AM | by | Comment (1)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, the focus is all on Miles and his backstory. After a few clips showing him as a boy and then rebellious young adult, we come to find that Dr. Marvin Candle is his father. Although Miles never knew his father in his first life, he has the unique opportunity to get to know him on the island.

Miles also has a gift for seeing dead people -- and by that, we mean he's a ghost whisperer. On an errand for Horace, he and Hurley deliver the body of a Dharma person who had an unfortunate incident with electromagnetism. A metal filling in a tooth came loose and exited his body through the head. Not a nice way to go. It got us wondering what resources there are for emergency dental work abroad. Since medical tourism is all the rage, you might want to check out what Healthbase has to say about dental tourism.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: Dead is Dead

April 9, 2009 at 1:06 AM | by | Comment (1)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, it's all about Ben. Since last week's near-death experience, things just keep getting weirder. We catch a glimpse of life in the Hostiles encampment, which reminds us of rustic camping in the jungle, roughly halfway between M.A.S.H. and Gilligan's Island. Still, if roughing it in the jungle sounds cool, you might want to check out Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia, or Qoyllur Tours, which features ecotourism programs in Peru.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: Whatever Happened, Happened

April 2, 2009 at 1:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, the drama surrounds little Ben and what happens to him after he's shot. It involves Sawyer, a pouty trek through the jungle, and a handoff to Richard Alpert. Also, we see flashes of Kate leaving Aaron with his grandmother before returning to the island. If all of this makes you want more, you might consider heading to Hawaii and checking out a few of the LOST set tours.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: He's Our You

March 26, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

This week, we're on tour with Sayid and the cast of LOST.

Tikrit, Iraq
In a major flashback, Sayid chokes a chicken - literally. While we wouldn't recommend visiting the region at the moment, Iraq has a wide selection of historical sites and other points of interest. Tikrit is an interesting bet, but maybe you want to wait a few years.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: Namaste

Where: The Island
March 19, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

REUNION TRAVEL
Are you looking to reunite with old friends, family or mysterious island castaways? We found the Reunion Travel Directory, a huge resource for folks looking for unique ways to reconnect. Why spend a reunion in the old community party center when there is a whole world of cool destinations? You may not be time traveling, but won't it be good to see your pals after 3 or even 30 years?

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: LaFleur

March 5, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND STATUES
If you are looking for an extremely remote vacation destination, we'd recommend one of the loneliest places on earth: Easter Island. It's pretty isolated, with the closest chunk of land, the Pitcairn Islands, almost 1,200 miles to the west. Besides the famous giant statues, visitors may enjoy surfing, hiking and scuba diving. You may not run into Sawyer and the rest of the gang, but you'll feel like you are lost on your own island.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

February 26, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

AIR DISASTERS
Given the spate of recent commercial airline incidents, it's no wonder that the Ajira Airways 316 downing on the island seems untimely. With US Airways 1549 managing an intact ditching in the Hudson, and the Turkish Airways crash just short of the runway at Schiphol in Amsterdam, this plot line seems almost too close for comfort.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: 316

February 19, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

CLIFF DIVING
This week, Jack wakes up on the island in a flash forward sequence. Alone in the jungle, Jack hears Hurley yelling for help, and finds him treading water in a lagoon forty feet below. He makes a spectacular leap from the top of the waterfall, and still manages to look awesome in his suit and tie. If you're headed to Hawaii, we recommend taking the plunge -- but we suggest a bathing suit if you do. Check out BootsnAll Travel for an insightful guide to the best cliff-jumping locations in Maui.

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Chasing 'Lost' Season 5: This Place Is Death

February 12, 2009 at 1:01 AM | by | Comment (1)

Just where in the world is LOST? Each episode, we're looking at the real and fictional locations of LOST from a travel perspective, and plotting them on our Google map. Be sure to check out all the map points, updated weekly!

SURVIVAL TRAINING COURSES
If there's one thing that would come in handy for the cast members of LOST, and anyone planning any remote vacationing, it's survival training courses. Whether you are stuck on an island or are adrift at sea, you'll want the best training out there. We suggest checking out Mountain Shepard Wilderness Survival School. The good news is, no previous wilderness experience is required. Or, if you'd like to focus on water survival (think Jin on a plank at sea), then enroll in Stark Survival's open water training program. In no time, you'll learn how to avoid sharks, keep hydrated and effectively flag down those creepy Others.

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