Travel Philosophy​​

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]