Backpacking

8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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 of cocoa. The vagabond Canadian duo […]

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

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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 as the sun throws hints […]

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

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, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

How A Radish Festival In Oaxaca Made Me Feel Like A Mexican

Sunday, January 27, 2013

“Oye chica! Tenga aca. Te invitamos!” Someone was calling to me as I walked by a makeshift tent on the side of the street in Oaxaca’s old center. Curious, I joined the speaker, a young Mexican man, as well as a few others, underneath their tent. They had set up a large folding table which, […]

Your Guide To Traveling Long Term On The Cheap

Sunday, January 20, 2013

It seems every lush jungle, outcrop of volcanoes or tropical coastline has its own special version of the hostel life, an ex-pat community sucked into post-colonial lounging, Cuba Libras and Bob Marley tunes. If you are anything like me, you’ve always looked at the barefoot receptionist or the beach bum tending bar at eleven in […]

Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 3 “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. He’s always going, but never arrives. They call him “The Traveler.” He’s a familiar face along the sunny streets of Old Mombasa. His unique blend […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Four (The Aeolian Islands)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 1 “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. Two days before my departure, my adopted Kenyan brother wrote (succinctly I may add), “Hey Luke, I just realized that you really suck at making a […]

A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A mostly forgotten treasure in Guler, a small town in the Punjabi state of India nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to a 250-year-old crumbling palace that has been taken over by the jungle, leaving behind remnants of a not-too-long-ago past of royal artistry in the valley. The Financial Times recently went in search of this […]

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