Travel Philosophy​​

This Is Why I’m Not Taking My Phone To India Tomorrow
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This Is Why I’m Not Taking My Phone To India Tomorrow

Technophobe: To Be or Not To Be I’m leaving for India tomorrow, and one thing that I’m not packing with me is my iPhone. Yes, that very same phone that I use to take pictures […]

Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid
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Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid

After two weeks in the bounty of Cape Town, South Africa, I can safely say I’ve arrived home. The depths of jet-lag got me out of bed just before dawn. I’ve fired up my laptop […]

10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?
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10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?

I burned my hand pretty bad when I was at an age when I was longer dirtying my diaper but still believed that the Easter Bunny sometimes went on picnics with Santa Claus and Batman. […]

Is There A Right Path To Travel?
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Is There A Right Path To Travel?

And, I quote, “Getting there is half the fun when you’re on a cruise ship that left Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and won’t dock at Noumea until Tuesday afternoon, and you’ve got four new books […]

Hostel Situations: Are Backpacker Hangouts Finally Branching Out?
Hostel Situations: Are Backpacker Hangouts Finally Branching Out?

Hostel Situations: Are Backpacker Hangouts Finally Branching Out?

Increased connectivity is in the contemporary buzzfeed. Along with social media and networking platforms, travelers are discovering that the way we travel should, naturally, also be social and fun, which makes the rise in popularity of […]

One Country Away From Seeing Them All: Q&A With Roaming Entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau
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One Country Away From Seeing Them All: Q&A With Roaming Entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau

Still in his early thirties, Chris Guillebeau is one country away from completing a tour of every country on earth — all 193 of them — all while never having a “real job.” In his […]

My Encounter With The Invisible People Of Guilin
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My Encounter With The Invisible People Of Guilin

Our small bus was approaching the center of Guilin, China, and we were headed for one of the local highlights called Fubo Hill. An emperor from the Tang Dynasty had erected a temple there to […]

Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa
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Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa

Luke in Kenya: Part 3 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. He’s always going, but never […]

Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]
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Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]

Luke in Kenya: Part 2 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is Africa’s […]

Is Google Maps Making Us Worse Travelers?
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Is Google Maps Making Us Worse Travelers?

Are the various GPS-enabled and electronic means of getting from point “A” to point “B” not just making it more efficient for us to get around, but at the same time, also making us dumber […]