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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 […]

The Best Central American Islands
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The Best Central American Islands

Frommer’s recently compiled a list of their favorite Central American islands, from the Turneffe Atoll in Belize — whose 30-mile-long stretch of shallow water offers over 70 different named dive sites — to the Corn […]

Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Visit Before It Becomes Phuket
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Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Visit Before It Becomes Phuket

“Like Phuket before it became Phuket.” Anyone notice how this saying is quickly becoming the de facto description to use to describe an island in Southeast Asia that is, amazingly, undeveloped and seemingly undiscovered by […]

Colombia’s Caribbean Coast
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Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Colombia’s Caribbean coast is in the news big time this week, with article in both the Financial Times and the NY Times. Gone are the days when the region’s checkered history scared away tourists. Now, […]

The Death Of The Gap Year?
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The Death Of The Gap Year?

The gap year is a foreign concept to most Americans — most high school graduates here head straight on to college. But for the British, the gap year is a hallowed institution, the year-long break […]

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