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Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!
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Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!

Let’s face it, we travelers put up with a lot of aggravation on the road: lost baggage, missing passports, loud hostels, etc. . . . And we see a lot of things that bother us around the world: obnoxious tourists, environmental degradation, the plight of the world’s poor. But there’s […]

Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay
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Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay

I never saw the movie “Indochine.” According to its summary, the flick was released in 1992, and is about a French naval officer and his young Vietnamese lover who are escaping banishment. They seek refuge in the labyrinthine crags erupting from the sea in Ha Long Bay. Those of you […]

Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna
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Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna

Compassion comes in many forms. You can give away your life savings, some extra change in your pocket, or a bottle of water to a thirsty child. It’s easy to change one person’s life, but much more difficult to change many. In fact, I think it’s probably near impossible to change […]

Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way
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Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way

Have you been following the exploits of the newly-installed Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, this summer as he’s been making his way from São Paulo to New York? This month alone he’s traipsed around Los Zorros, a seaside fishing village on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, with his parents; shacked up […]

How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia
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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

So you’re going to Cambodia (actually, I am in about 6 weeks, but more on that later), and once you get there all you really want to do is sunbathe nude while pointing the bottom of your feet at people as they walk by, and sticking you chopsticks upright in […]

Tips For First-Time Travelers: Copy Your Passport, Ditch The Itinerary
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Tips For First-Time Travelers: Copy Your Passport, Ditch The Itinerary

We were all travel virgins once. Not quite the — awkward lying next to each other, not knowing where to look, thinking of something romantic to whisper in your ear — kind of travel virgin. More like the — guide books awkwardly lying on top of each other, not knowing […]

Video: Leh, India; Come For The Worship, Stay For The Views
Video: Leh, India; Come For The Worship, Stay For The Views

Video: Leh, India; Come For The Worship, Stay For The Views

In the voice of Casey Kasem or whoever does the countdown today. Okay, I just googled it, some guy named Ryan Seacrest: “Burning up the charts this week at The Expeditioner’s Travel Video group at Vimeo is Warmeye’s video, India Leh/Likir. With over 17,000 views this week alone, Warmeye’s stunningly […]

Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things
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Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Let me just start by saying that when I was a kid, I had Guinea pigs as pets. Those Guinea pigs had babies. Those babies then had babies with their parents. Those babies had an odd number of limbs. Regardless of my pet’s incestuous behavior, I loved them. When my […]

The People You See When You Drive
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The People You See When You Drive

The only problem with mass public transit is the immediacy of arrival. Although I find trains romantic, planes quick and comfortable, buses affordable, you do see a lot more when you travel by car. Such was Jon Faine’s experience on his road trip. He and his son, Jack, made a […]

Your Best Meal In Saigon Is Made By This Woman
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Your Best Meal In Saigon Is Made By This Woman

Meet Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known in these parts as the “lunch lady.” Due to the relentless coverage of television (Bourdain visited her last year on No Reservations) and the blogosphere, Saigon’s own Nguyen Thi Thanh has become the David Chang of Ho Chi Minh, creating legions of foodie […]

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