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Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport
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Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport

To help accommodate the one million-plus visitors who visit Machu Picchu every year (up 30% in 2011 alone), the government of Peru has announced the construction of a new USD$460 million international airport near Cusco.

Boy Stuck In UAE After Suddenly Acquiring Fear Of Flying
Boy Stuck In UAE After Suddenly Acquiring Fear Of Flying

Boy Stuck In UAE After Suddenly Acquiring Fear Of Flying

11-year-old Joe Thompson, the son of a British businessman working in the remote UAE village of Al-Ain, recently came down with an acute fear of flying, and as a result, is stuck in the country with no way to get home to the U.K. other than to embark on a […]

National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners
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National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic announced the winner of its 2012 photo contest, with the winning image going to Cedric Houin’s above shot of a family’s hut in Kyrgyzstan, a richly colorful and intimate picture that actually says quite more than what one initially observes. As one of the judges, National Geographic contributing photographer […]

Vote For Your Favorite Mini-Saga!
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Vote For Your Favorite Mini-Saga!

The Olympics may be over, but here at The Expeditioner things are just beginning to heat up as the Mini-Sagas are in. The contest is officially closed to entries, but now you get to do something your Sunday school teacher told you never to do: judge people. (I suspect this […]

Sign Up For The Expeditioner’s Newsletter: Receive A Free E-Book!
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Sign Up For The Expeditioner’s Newsletter: Receive A Free E-Book!

Have you signed up yet for the new TheExpeditioner.com newsletter? Enter you e-mail to keep updated with stories, news and maybe the occasional giveaway and contests. And, as a bonus, all new subscribers will receive a free(!) digital edition of The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World: Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road. SIGN […]

When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez
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When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez

The Paris-Plage (Paris Beaches) kicks off in Paris every year in late July, transforming riverside roads usually congested with cars into an urban oasis complete with sandy beaches, deckchairs, food vendors, outdoor concerts and Parisian woman eating ice cream in bikinis (see above). Your welcome. This year find the riverside […]

Submit Your Mini-Saga — Win Awesome Travel Gear [Writing Contest]
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Submit Your Mini-Saga — Win Awesome Travel Gear [Writing Contest]

You like to write and you like to wear clothes while traveling. Now is your chance to combine both of your true loves. The Expeditioner is happy to announce the “Scottevest Mini-Saga Giveaway”, where one talented mini-saga author will win an awesome ScotteVest travel vest just for doing a little travel […]

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”
Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

To the rest of the world: On behalf of all American travelers, I’m sorry. I know that according to recent polls, you think Americans are the worst tourists, and that angers me. Perhaps it’s not making much difference, but one of my goals through this humble site, and something I’m […]

Thousand Of Fliers Bought First Class Tickets To Hong Kong For Only $33: Here’s What Happened
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Thousand Of Fliers Bought First Class Tickets To Hong Kong For Only $33: Here’s What Happened

As any modern savvy traveler knows, it’s worth your while to keep your eyes open for short-lived deals online and jump on them as soon as possible to take advantage of when the airliner computers take over a la Terminator and offer insanely low prices on normally expensive flights. (This […]

Get To Burma By 2013 Or Don’t Bother Going At All?
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Get To Burma By 2013 Or Don’t Bother Going At All?

There is a predictable pattern for the emergence of new travel hot spots around the world. First, that country must be mired in civil war or be under the thumb of an oppressive dictatorship that frowns upon outsiders entering their country (which has the perverse effect of staving off over-development […]

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