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In Defense Of Books
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In Defense Of Books

Let’s all give a collective sigh of appreciation for the pure unadulterated joy of books. Let’s toast their smooth, creamy pages, their musty smell, their meticulously designed covers. Recall the weight of a hefty book in your hand— it’s much better than the overly bright, soul-sucking computer screen you’re staring […]

The Moral Ethics Of Traveling To See “Poor Travel”
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The Moral Ethics Of Traveling To See “Poor Travel”

When you pack your bag, what do you bring with you and what do you leave behind? For example, someone can pack life into a suitcase: laptop, camera, a couple pairs of pants, two sweaters, two shirts, one blouse (for occasional encounters), a couple pair of shoes, an open-mind to […]

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 […]

The Other Face Of India
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The Other Face Of India

A group of smiling young faces stare back at you from the photograph. Their bodies are thin and semi-clothed, and they are sitting in filth; a stagnated water puddle serves as a befitting background. Kids of slum dwellers in Kolkata are extremely excited at having their picture taken. Their joviality […]

Top 5 Reasons Travelers Are Sexy
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Top 5 Reasons Travelers Are Sexy

As if you needed another excuse to travel. A recent survey conducted by an Australian-based travel agency revealed that traveling may be the single most important attribute you should advertise on your sketchy online dating profile. Apparently traveling is one of the most attractive traits for single coeds. I mean […]

All Those Months On The Road Were Actually Making You Sexier
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All Those Months On The Road Were Actually Making You Sexier

“Tell me baby, where have you been?” “Oh, baby, I’ve been everywhere. From the temples of Tibet to the beaches of Barcelona. Do you like that?” “Oh yes! Tell me more. Please tell me more.” “After college I took a gap year — went all over Europe.” “Yes. Keep going!” […]

Lost And Found In Buenos Aires
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Lost And Found In Buenos Aires

Sometimes we travel for our soul’s journey, to discover something about a place and something about ourselves. Time and again, people believe that those that travel are “running away from something,” and I keep saying, “perhaps we are running towards it.” Round one, Buenos Aires: a surreal, old-world cultural experience. […]

Exclusive: Airlines Attempt To Improve Industry By Purchasing Rainbows And Hiring Unicorns
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Exclusive: Airlines Attempt To Improve Industry By Purchasing Rainbows And Hiring Unicorns

It’s really no secret that the airlines have perfected the art of gauging, devaluing the passenger, and poetic complacency. Perfected in the most beautiful sense. For example, how often have you tolerated the unpredictable ebb and flow of prices, paid far too much for a flight, endured the meaningless airline […]

How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand
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How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand

I’m not a very touchy person. Hugs are reserved for good friends and family, and I can’t remember the last boyfriend whose hand I actually enjoyed holding. I’ll slap you a good ‘ol American high-five but please do not force me into the fashionable double-cheek kiss scenario. This preference for […]

How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]
How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]

How Not To Be A Traveler: A Tourist In New York [Video]

The post that recieves the most comments here at The Expeditioner is one I wrote asking: “How Many Americans Have a Passport?” Rather than a discussion about the numbers involved and the process of getting a passport, the comments have mostly revolved around a debate about Americans and their place in […]

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