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Passing Up Paradise In Colombia
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Passing Up Paradise In Colombia

When they felt there was enough fish to justify pulling the nets in, someone would ring a bell hanging from a palm and close to 50 men, woman and children would rush to the ropes […]

Shh . . . It’s A Secret Place I Can’t Tell You About
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Shh . . . It’s A Secret Place I Can’t Tell You About

Each time I read about or discover an “undiscovered” place I promise myself that I will not be a part of its demise by writing some big, fancy article that subliminally says: “GO THERE”.  I […]

Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan
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Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is […]

Want To Know Where The Best Beach In The U.S. Is? Read On
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Want To Know Where The Best Beach In The U.S. Is? Read On

It’s a terrible thing to say, but I usually detest going to beaches in the U.S. Many are crowded, dirty, and littered with rows of obnoxious high-rise buildings and condos. I know, I must sound […]

Discovering The “Other” Hawaii In Kauai
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Discovering The “Other” Hawaii In Kauai

Though intrigued by many aspects of the Pacific — especially its cultures’ haunting music, like what’s heard in the beginning of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line — Hawaii has never garnered much interest for […]

That Time I Caught Malaria In Africa
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That Time I Caught Malaria In Africa

The following is an excerpt from the new travel compilation released by TheExpeditioner.com, The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World: Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road, available for sale now at Amazon.com. I awoke […]

Photo Essay: Vieques, The Puerto Rican Island You’ve Never Heard Of
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Photo Essay: Vieques, The Puerto Rican Island You’ve Never Heard Of

Vieques, sweet, Vieques — the last natural gem in the Caribbean. Part of the Puerto Rican Commonwealth, this peaceful little island remained untouched by mega-resorts commonly found in neighboring destinations thanks to not so peaceful […]

Krabi’s Peaceful Rhythms
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Krabi’s Peaceful Rhythms

The limestone steps were nearly vertical at some points, each varying in length and width, distorting my perception of depth, and causing me to stumble like a lame bird. I peered over the edge and […]

The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil
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The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil

Brazil. The word alone conjures visions of dark-haired, curvy women, swaying to samba in the sultry heat of a mid-summer’s night, clinging to their equally gorgeous counterparts on the coarse sands of Copacabana beach. The […]

Surfing Paradise . . . In China?
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Surfing Paradise . . . In China?

By Kyle Long of UnTourShanghai.com Although it’s certainly accessible these days, the Chinese once thought of the city of Sanya as the far reaches of the Middle Kingdom’s empire, and thus the end of the […]