Backpacking​​

Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?
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Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?

Not for the weary traveler, the multi-day trek to Choquequirao tests even the most experienced hikers. But what about the result? How about unforgettable Inca ruins far from the crowds of tourists at that “other” […]

When In South Africa, Go To Mozambique
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When In South Africa, Go To Mozambique

It’s a horrible analogy, but here it goes. Mozambique is to South Africa as Mexico is to the U.S.: Respites away from the home country where the currency goes further, the beaches go less visited, […]

Why We Climb The World’s Largest Mountains
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Why We Climb The World’s Largest Mountains

You’ve drained the bank account reserving your guide and porters, and have now flown across the world to climb one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. From the flat African Savannah, sprinkled with elephant and lions, rises Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ve read about […]

Mumbai: Experiencing Orchestrated Chaos
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Mumbai: Experiencing Orchestrated Chaos

I have always been hyper-organized, borderline dogmatic, and would get frustrated anytime things did not go according to plan. Even growing up, some people were proud to say they make full, three-second stops at stop signs. Actually, […]

Where To Avoid The Tourists In Vietnam
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Where To Avoid The Tourists In Vietnam

This week the NYT headed off-the-beaten-path in Vietnam in search of a little respite from the hustle and bustle that is the rest of the country, and where they found it may be a little […]

Video: Why Would Anyone Want To Leave Bali?
Video: Why Would Anyone Want To Leave Bali?

Video: Why Would Anyone Want To Leave Bali?

The girls over at Something Creative decided to trek off of their home island of Bali, and head one island over to Gili Trawangan, off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia, where where the roads are […]

Taming The Brutal Kimodo Dragon . . . Sort Of
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Taming The Brutal Kimodo Dragon . . . Sort Of

Real adventures, I mean the utterly real, still exist. You may have to look quite hard for them, but they’re still out there. The Telegraph recently recounted a trip into the lair of the fire-breathing, man-eating lizard, the Kimodo […]

Rwanda: Remembering Why We Travel
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Rwanda: Remembering Why We Travel

Everyone travels differently and travels for different reasons. Some people need time to relax when others need to feel their hearts racing and beating in their throats. Yet, no matter the traveler, you know that […]

Alive And Well In Prague: A Case Study Of Ex-Patriotism
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Alive And Well In Prague: A Case Study Of Ex-Patriotism

When asked why they choose to leave their native soil, I’ve heard plenty of ex-patriots answer with tales of youthful days spent eagerly turning the pages of a National Geographic and dreaming. My own youthfully […]

Video: India In 3 Minutes
Video: India In 3 Minutes

Video: India In 3 Minutes

This video’s got a great intro that reads: In January 2010 I traveled with a friend to Nepal and attempted to drive an auto rickshaw 2,000 miles to the bottom of India. The rickshaw broke […]



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