Backpacking

TheExpeditioner Guide to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here’s a little something I put together with some extra footage I had from my time spent on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Initially I was going to combine the above footage with my Cartagena video to make one “Colombia Caribbean Coast” video, but I ultimately decided to let Cartagena have its own video and to make […]

Slowing Down In Savannakhet

Sunday, March 1, 2009

With its massive stupas, vast eco-reserves and relaxed vibe, Savannakhet is a must-see in southern Laos, but to really understand the region be prepared to slow down and take it all in, one laid-back day at a time. By Hal Amen Savannakhet was quiet. Shockingly quiet. Coming to it as I did, direct from the […]

Wonder What Thailand Was Like Pre-Tourists? Head To Sierra Leone

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Want to experience for yourself the sense of discovery like your traveling forbearers did? You’ve heard the stories before (most likely from that high school science teacher that had a pony tail or from that uncle that shows up for Christmas every three years): The Hippie Trail in the ’60’s, Thailand/Bali in the 70’s — […]

How To Never Pay An ATM Fee Again While Traveling

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I remember hearing the NYT’s Matt Gross a/k/a “The Frugal Traveler” a/k/a Moby’s traveling doppelganger mention this ridiculously amazing travel advice during a talk last Fall: if you like being nailed $5 for every cash withdrawal you make abroad and paying exorbitant special interest rates for international purchases, don’t change your bank. But if you […]

Lessons From The Road To Damascus

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Feel like the world’s getting smaller? A trip to the Middle East will help convince you otherwise. Here’s seven easy lessons to help make sure you’re prepared. By Laura Bridgestock Spending ten days traveling from Istanbul to Damascus promised to be the most exciting trip I’d ever taken — and it was. I’ve never been […]

Go Ahead And Splurge A Bit, You’re In Ha Long Bay

Monday, January 12, 2009

By Kyle Long Within the first five minutes of exiting the airport I got a pretty good sense of what I was going to find in Vietman. Arriving here can be a bit of a shock at first, especially if you’ve just spent the last week relaxing in some of the country’s more laid-back neighbors, […]

Travel Guide to Bogotá, Colombia

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Here it is, my Bogotá video, the first of three videos I’m doing from my trip to Colombia. Next up is Medellin, then Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast. Bogotá, Colombia’s bustling capital city, is one of the best places to explore Colombian culture for the very reason that the city is full of Colombians from […]

Where To Find The Best (And Cheapest) Eats In Saigon

Friday, December 12, 2008

Travel to Vietnam has been exploding during the last few years, with over 4,000,000 international travelers in 2007 alone (a 268% increase from 1998), and it’s probably fair to say that the Vietnam’s well-deserved reputation for food has helped drive this surge. Far more the pho, Vietnam’s busting at the seams with restaurants serving muc […]

Colombia Trip: Day Nine (Cartagena)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It’s not really hyperbole to say that Cartagena is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. What a great place to end the trip. I’ve gone from the breezy, mountainous climate of Bogatá, through the valleys of Medellin, and finally to the balmy Caribbean coast. It’s hard to believe it’s possible to experience so much […]

Colombia Trip: Day Nine (Taganga & Snorkeling)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Up at six again this morning, for some reason I’m getting up way earlier than I do when I’m not traveling. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there’s nothing to do in Santa Marta once the sun goes down, and almost way too much to do when it comes up. After […]

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