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33 Reasons To Visit India
33 Reasons to Visit India

33 Reasons To Visit India

1) Because rush hour here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.  (Calcutta) 2) And no matter what day it is, you’re likely going to see a parade. 3) Because eating fresh isn’t a lifestyle choice, it’s the norm. 4) And this is what your grocery store looks like. (Bodhgaya) […]

The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert
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The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 11 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Pink flamingos wade through blood-red […]

Discovering The Real Morocco In The Souk
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Discovering The Real Morocco In The Souk

The chaotic atmosphere of Marrakesh, Morocco, is like nothing you’re used to. The coolest city in Morocco is unique in its regimented disorder. Horses pulling green carriages mark the roads that the motorcycles and taxis weave through in a wave of terrifying harmony. The main openings that lead into the […]

This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like
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This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like

It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, Iran was a widely visited country and an integral part of the “Hippie Trail”, which means your parents are much more likely to have seen Iran than you. Which is, of course, sad since Iran would likely be […]

Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!
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Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!

The big elephant in the room is that there is no elephant at all. I’ve been in East Africa for two months and in none of my writings have I so much as broached the subject. Matt Stabile claims he’s not mad about this lapse, just disappointed. He has good […]

Into The Amazon: Bolivia’s Gateway To The Jungle
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Into The Amazon: Bolivia’s Gateway To The Jungle

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 10 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. “The ‘call o’ the wild’ […]

What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa
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What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa

One of the sad parts about going on safari is the speed at which you become desensitized to what would otherwise be an incredible viewing experience anywhere else in the world. For example, during my own mini-safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the first animal my small group encountered […]

8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan
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8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala — the 1.8-million-year-old 600-meter-deep volcanic lake located a couple hours from Guatemala City — is usually the highlight of anyone’s trip to the country, with its picturesque volcanoes towering over the lake, the small villages clustered along the shorelines and the chocolate shaman who seek spiritual enlightenment in cups […]

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya
A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke in Kenya: Part 4 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. We wake up early on the first day of construction to a brief breakfast of fry bread and coffee just […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)
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Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, […]

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