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The Problem With Our Giant Piles Of Stuff
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The Problem With Our Giant Piles Of Stuff

Editor’s Note: The author’s house was robbed just hours before this article was published, resulting in the loss of a computer, iPod, camera and various other items. The author plans to next publish an article about what it would be like winning the lottery and finding the cure for cancer. […]

The People We Remember When We Travel
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The People We Remember When We Travel

Last night I sat awake on the red-eye Bismarck, North Dakota-bound bus from Minneapolis and watched as snow flakes collided playfully with the bus’s glass front. Behind me passengers shuffled in search of that ethereal position that brings escape from an arduous bus ride and entrance to dreams. To me, the bus was escape enough. I […]

The 30 Greatest Travelers Of All Time
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The 30 Greatest Travelers Of All Time

Having just received my brand new passport in the mail, I flipped through the blank pages and saw endless possibilities. The stamps are gone, the airplane tickets are yet to be purchased and the stories not yet told. What will the future be for this little document? And what’s in […]

How Was India? My Trouble In Answering That Question
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How Was India? My Trouble In Answering That Question

When I worked at a camp one summer, we played a game called, “How’s yours?” One person would leave the room and the other players would collectively decide on an object, part of the body or event to describe. We might choose “belly button,” “birth,” or “socks.” Then the person […]

Top 10 Albums For Fall
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Top 10 Albums For Fall

What does a list of the top 10 albums for fall/autumn have to do with travel? Well, not much, I suppose, but like travel, there seems to be certain albums that just sound better during a certain time of the year, much like certain albums just sound better when you’re […]

Why I Quit My Job To Travel The World Or (Some Would Believe) Why I Chose To Commit Financial Suicide
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Why I Quit My Job To Travel The World Or (Some Would Believe) Why I Chose To Commit Financial Suicide

“Hi I’m Wei and I just quit my job of 10 years. I intend to spend the next year traveling around the world with my wife.” You’d be surprised by the myriad of responses this ice-breaking statement managed to evoke. The wife and I are used to hearing the gasps […]

Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It
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Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It

The following four snippets are the result of my slow and ongoing realization of how fortunate I am to have been born into the time and place I was. From an early age we are taught that we are lucky: “You’re not going to finish your peas? There are kids dying […]

10 Ways A Cruise Resembles An Isolated Totalitarian Country
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10 Ways A Cruise Resembles An Isolated Totalitarian Country

I’m pretty 100% in the anti-cruise camp with Arthur Frommer, unless that cruise is incidental to a small trip (like the great overnight cruise I took from Sweden to Estonia over the Midsummer holiday), or something as wacky as the recently-launched North Korean cruise. Yes, you read that right, appropriately […]

Legs Would Only Get In The Way: A Q&A With Kevin Michael Connolly
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Legs Would Only Get In The Way: A Q&A With Kevin Michael Connolly

Legs Would Only Get in the Way: A Q&A With Author, Photographer and Traveler Kevin Michael Connolly In this age we live in, seeing a legless man sitting on a bar stool would likely lead to a conversation surrounding Iraq or Afghanistan. That is, unless that man is Kevin Michael […]

The Benefit Of Ignoring Travel Advice
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The Benefit Of Ignoring Travel Advice

Bootsnall decided to send out a call to their readers via social media for the worst travel advice they’ve ever received, resulting in some of those nuggets of unfounded wisdom that most of us have heard. “Don’t go to ____ because it’s dangerous,” “Don’t eat food from street vendors,” “Don’t […]

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