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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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 your rice bowl. Sounds like […]

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

Friday, August 13, 2010

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 what to pack — kind. […]

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

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

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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 beautiful video taken in the […]

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Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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 mom finally decided that it […]

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The People You See When You Drive

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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 six-month-long journey from Melbourne to […]

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Your Best Meal In Saigon Is Made By This Woman

Friday, July 23, 2010

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 followers and elevating her little […]

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Kerala: Transported To A Different India

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vehicles — whether plane, train or bus — move your body to a new place. You hop on board, you take your seat, you watch the world move from your window. You arrive, either excited or exhausted (or both), and you sense a change. You have been transported. That was the sensation Helen Anderson experienced […]

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The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing

Monday, July 19, 2010

By Matt Stabile During a recent road trip to Montreal, it came up in conversation that one of the riders in the car was going to be CouchSurfing for the first time at an apartment in the city. This being her inaugural experience into the world of sleeping in a stranger’s apartments for no other […]

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Another Phuket? This One In The Philippines

Friday, July 16, 2010

Is it me or does it seem like every time a new tiki bar or hotel opens up on a Southeast Asian island, the inevitable, “The next Phuket” tag seems to creep in? Which begs the question: how many Phukets can there be, and do we really need or want more than one? This week […]

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Beating The Travel Blues When You Are Alone

Friday, July 16, 2010

Traveling solo can be daunting and, often times, exhausting. It pushes you mentally, emotionally and physically. Not only can you have a cerebral malfunction due to a cultural overload, but you have to learn to do things by yourself. However, it is through traveling alone that one can experience a personal shift, a new-found independence, […]

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