Backpacking

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Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You find yourself paddling a lagoon in the Dr. Seussian islands, about 20 kilometers northwest of Phuket, Thailand. Few words have entered your mind since you began; perhaps none of your vocabulary matches the kind of tranquil beauty around you. That is, until you notice your arms begin to tire from paddling your kayak for […]

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Luke’s Europe Trip: Dispatch #1 (London: Your Guide To Leaving The City $150 Richer Than When You Came!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

* Disclaimer: TheExpeditioner.com hereby takes no responsibility for your imprisonment or diplomatic incident you cause as a result of mimicking any of the following actions described in this article. As a writer I think I’ve acquired some questionable thought patterns. Where my mind used to say, “That’s illegal, so don’t do it.” It now says, […]

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Traveling Alone Without Loneliness

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It is all too familiar of a feeling when traveling solo, or even with someone: loneliness. You miss your friends, your family, the luxuries back home, your bicycle, your crappy job. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are traveling for an indefinite time period, and at times you want to throw in your undersized-hosteling […]

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Surfing With Swamis In India

Friday, March 5, 2010

You know how you’re always thinking to yourself, “I wish this next trip I could both surf and expand my spirituality at an ashram”? Well look no further than that Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram in Karnataka, India, home to Swami Narasingha. As the Telegraph reports, “Swami Narasingha, who grew up surfing in Florida, established this […]

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What You Need To Know About CouchSurfing

Thursday, March 4, 2010

There were a number of confused reactions this weekend at the NYT Travel Show by the more senior members of the audience when the speakers would get into such things as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. But there was perhaps no greater confusion (and sometimes indignation) than when the topic turned to CouchSurfing.com. Of course, for […]

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5 Tips For Traveling By Bus Through Argentina

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It was a long two weeks in which almost a third of my time was spent on overnight buses. I traveled from Buenos Aires to Bariloche to El Bolsón to El Calafate and back to Buenos Aires, all by bus. When I arrived in Argentina, I gave no consideration to leaving Buenos Aires. As one […]

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Taveling Patagonia Around Ruta 40

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I’m sitting on the bottom bunk of my hostel in El Calafate, home of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, and exhausted from a days journey by bus from El Bolson, a tiny hippie-town nestled in the Andes. What was exhausting was not the 26 hours spent in a barely reclinable seat, but that there were […]

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The Boca You Should Be Visiting This Winter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Something you hear alot of this time of year (especially in New York) is: “I’m heading down to Boca for the weekend.” Chances are they’re probably not referring to Bocas del Toro, the Panamanian archipelago located in the Caribbean near the Costa Rica border. Besides having a rich history (literally — guess where the Spanish […]

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Seeing Is Believing: Cerro Companario In Bariloche

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you are feeling fit and want to do some exerting activities in Argentina, the Patagonian region has more than enough to do. Two days ago, I felt the urge to escape the megacity of Buenos Aires and see some of the what the vast country has to offer. I jumped on a bus and […]

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Why Do Travelers To South America Forget About Guyana?

Friday, February 12, 2010

If there is perhaps one travel trend of the last decade that I could try to point to, I would have to say that it is the emergence of South America as a prime destination for travelers. How many people do you talk to that say, “I would love to go there”? Chalk this up […]

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