Travel Philosophy​​

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]