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Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from 4.2 million in 2011. Quite […]

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Kon-Tiki Film Coming To Theatres [Video]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The film adaption of the famed travel book Kon-Tiki was recently released ahead of the movie’s North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film was directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, whose last film, Max Manus, is the highest-grossing film in Scandinavian history and the 2009 Norwegian Oscar entry for Best Foreign […]

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How To See Every Flight In The World On Your Computer

Thursday, September 6, 2012

In the interest of finding the best travel sites on the web to help you wither away as much of your free time as possible, I present to you FlighRadar24.com, an online visual guide of every plane in the air. Yes, as if harnessing omnipotent powers like those known only to Shiva and the head […]

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Change The World By Doing Things You Love

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On The Expeditioner and plenty of other travel sites, there is an ongoing debate among travelers. It’s more of an agreement than a debate. Plane-loads of travelers not only want to see far-off lands, they want to put their time, talent and treasure towards a good cause along they way. It’s wonderful to hear about the […]

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Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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.

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Boy Stuck In UAE After Suddenly Acquiring Fear Of Flying

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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 15-day road trip that up […]

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National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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 Alexandra Avakian, notes, “The content […]

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Vote For Your Favorite Mini-Saga!

Monday, August 13, 2012

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 isn’t the first time you’ve […]

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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 UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER   […]

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When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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 beaches at Louvre/Pont de Sully, […]

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