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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 hostels make perfect sense. A recent NYT article introduced the Mexico City-based hostel Downtown Beds, a hostel located in […]

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 fight for eradicating conventional beliefs, he proves time and time again that “The Art of […]

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 commemorate the life of one of his top military leaders, a general named Fubo. Mr. […]

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 arrives. They call him “The Traveler.” He’s a familiar face along the sunny streets of […]

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 second largest. Most families subsist on less than $1 a day. Though present (and often […]

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 travelers? The answer may be “yes” according to various studies recently cited on the “Off […]

A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?
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A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?

A mostly forgotten treasure in Guler, a small town in the Punjabi state of India nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to a 250-year-old crumbling palace that has been taken over by the jungle, leaving behind remnants of a not-too-long-ago past of royal artistry in the valley. The Financial Times recently […]

17 Signs You’re Experiencing Travel Burnout
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17 Signs You’re Experiencing Travel Burnout

Like most decisions of great consequence, my plan to pedal my bicycle around the world was made in a pub, beer in one hand, mini-atlas in the other. Three years later and I find myself in South America, and I have been cycling here for so long now that from […]

Change The World By Doing Things You Love
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Change The World By Doing Things You Love

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. […]

To Help Or Not To Help?
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To Help Or Not To Help?

Note: Author and TheExpeditioner.com  managing editor Luke Armstrong recently “sold out” and launched a personal blog, Travel. Write. Sing.  Last Sunday the New York Times ran an article that asked a question in the headline, “Can travel make the child?” The author explored whether philanthropic travel can be positive and formative for […]

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