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The Embattled Island Of Corrigador, Philippines

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I wouldn’t consider Manila a “destination” as far as destinations go. It’s one of those cities you fly into then spend a day or two getting your feet wet before you go to the places you’ve come to see.  Although that may be somewhat true, the few days I spent there made me realize it […]

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Psst! This Is Where You Go To Avoid Tourists In Costa Rica

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

So you’ve been hearing great things about Costa Rica, and you’ve been wanting to head there yourself to experience some of the outdoor adventures and impeccable beaches the country’s known for. But, as the year’s gone on, you’ve started to have second thoughts: it seems like everyone who goes to Central America goes there . […]

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Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You find yourself paddling a lagoon in the Dr. Seussian islands, about 20 kilometers northwest of Phuket, Thailand. Few words have entered your mind since you began; perhaps none of your vocabulary matches the kind of tranquil beauty around you. That is, until you notice your arms begin to tire from paddling your kayak for […]

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Going To Cuba For A Little R&R: Rest And Revolution

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It’s funny how life weaves experiences and occurrences together so seamlessly. Just the other day I was talking with my ex-pat roommate about his imminent return to the U.S. He left home nearly 3 months ago and, using Buenos Aires as his base, went on a little spin around Latin America. He also told me […]

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Surfing With Swamis In India

Friday, March 5, 2010

You know how you’re always thinking to yourself, “I wish this next trip I could both surf and expand my spirituality at an ashram”? Well look no further than that Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram in Karnataka, India, home to Swami Narasingha. As the Telegraph reports, “Swami Narasingha, who grew up surfing in Florida, established this […]

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Punta del Este: A Rainy Weekend In Paradise

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three months flew by and before I knew it, I had to renew my tourist visa for Buenos Aires. The wonderful thing about Bs. As., other than the beef and beauty, is that the city is across the river from Uruguay. A one-hour ferry ride got me and my friends to Colonia, but we didn´t want to stay […]

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Is Everybody Talking About Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So what does it mean exactly when the Wall Street Journal is talking up Nicaragua? Is it kind of like when you were a teenager and the second your parents had heard of your favorite band you instantly thought that band wasn’t cool anymore? (See, in this extended metaphor the WSJ is your parents ’cause, […]

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The 5 Must-See Beaches In Vietnam

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Your guide to the five must-see beaches in Vietnam. Vietnam, a country reminiscent of a war-torn epic that rang of rock-and-roll, decadence, and destruction­ was, up until recently, visited by only the adventurous traveler. Though late in its arrival as a member of part of the Southeast Asian travel belt, today this crescent-shaped land with […]

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So You’re Looking For The Best Island In Southeast Asia . . .

Friday, January 29, 2010

We’re going to be running a piece on Monday about the five must-see beaches in Vietnam, but in an effort to get everyone in a Southeast Asia state of mind (my first and likely last Billy Joel reference ever on this site) we’re taking a look at Budget Travel’s top seven secret islands of Southeast […]

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An Experience In Unique Mozambique

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This week, the Globe summarized what traveling ought to be, no matter where you go: experiencing authentic culture. Although Northern Mozambique may be a haven for the elite, true culture can still be experienced at Mozambique Island, a UNESCO-protected island. Leaf, with help from his host, Luis, decided to savor dinner at the night market […]

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