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The Road To Tibet: Crossing The Friendship Highway
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The Road To Tibet: Crossing The Friendship Highway

Tibet’s history is a complicated story of spirituality, invasion, conquest, and persecution. Once a Buddhist nation governed by the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s religious identity was brutally stripped away in 1951 when Chinese troops forcibly occupied […]

Why Haven’t More Travelers Heard Of Guanajuato? Maybe That’s Good . . .
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Why Haven’t More Travelers Heard Of Guanajuato? Maybe That’s Good . . .

For some, global cities have lost their luster. As we travel from New York City to Paris to Tokyo to Buenos Aires, some travelers have found that each city is, as the Taiwanese that I […]

Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru
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Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru

The high season for Machu Picchu is roughly June through September, as summer travelers use their vacation time to explore the ruins in the predictably good weather these months bring. In October the rainy season […]

How To Avoid Bedbugs While Traveling
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How To Avoid Bedbugs While Traveling

Hi roomie, I brought back a [insert prized gift here] form my trip to [insert country here]. Also, for good measure I also brought the house some bedbugs! Okay, this is never good, but is […]

The Death Of The Gap Year?
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The Death Of The Gap Year?

The gap year is a foreign concept to most Americans — most high school graduates here head straight on to college. But for the British, the gap year is a hallowed institution, the year-long break […]

Don’t Stop Until You’re Back Where You Started: Around The World Travel Guide
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Don’t Stop Until You’re Back Where You Started: Around The World Travel Guide

It’s a dreamy concept, isn’t it? Imagine the stories, the passport stamps, the experiences traveling around the world would be. Heck, the three letters “RTW” send me off to distant lands. Yeah, I’ve thought about […]

Traveling Mission Statement
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Traveling Mission Statement

A poem from iPoems for the Dolphins to Click Home About For those who wish to stand before the horizon and smile at its attainability, for those who desire to enter the culture of the […]

Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)
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Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)

When I first heard the term “flashpacker,” I instantly thought of the Bill Bryson book, “A Walk in the Woods.” The main characters are hiking the Appalachian Trail and running into people representing, more or […]

How To Get A Visa For Vietnam
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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

What’s more fun than getting off a plane and immediately being hit up for cash just to step foot outside the airport? (I’ll answer my own question. The answer is: getting the seat next to […]

Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)
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Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)

Rolf Potts, author of “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There” and receiver of all questions travel-related in the column “Ask Rolf” on World Hum, has decided to pack his bags this late August and hit the […]



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