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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 begins, not a great time to trek along narrow paths and camp outside. Oddly enough, […]

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 becoming all to common for many travelers. But what can you do? Avoid hostels? News […]

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 before Uni (that’s university to you Yanks) where the budding minds of the best and […]

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 it — and thought about it hard — haven’t we all? Over at Wanderlust, they […]

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 world, to walk in the paths of past kings, to fluently speak the language of […]

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 less, a microcosm of society. One person they met was totally and utterly clueless about […]

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 the lavatory for your 16-hour flight. Oh the stories you’ll tell.) The fact is, visas […]

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 road, traveling through 12 countries, five continents, and crossing the equator four times. So what, […]

Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest
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Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest

By Justin Calderon Button-faced gibbons lankily toss themselves through the canopy, a petite mouse deer gnaws at a bush below, and Betek — the chief and shaman of his tribe — methodically whittles another blow dart to such slender precision it nearly becomes invisible to the eye. He sheathes the […]

Tales From Backpackers On The Road
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Tales From Backpackers On The Road

Friday, late August, cool summer breezes . . . um, why are you sitting here reading this site? Oh yeah, that pesky day job. First off, thanks, come again. Second, let’s be honest, by this time of day you’ve already checked out mentally a long time ago, so to give […]

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