Travel Philosophy​​

How I Lost The Desire To Travel Solo
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How I Lost The Desire To Travel Solo

Oh, I was once so independent, so footlose and fancy-free! I wanted to go on a trip — say, Paris; say, the Galapagos — and if I had no travel companion, that wasn’t going to […]

Paul Can Eat Glass And It Doesn’t Hurt Him
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Paul Can Eat Glass And It Doesn’t Hurt Him

Paul Sobczak can eat glass and it doesn´t hurt him. Or at least, that´s what he´s told scores of people in dozens of languages since starting his “I can Eat Glass Project.” This project is […]

Traveler Vs. Tourist: My Search For The Difference
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Traveler Vs. Tourist: My Search For The Difference

“Hmmm . . . The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World. That’s quite the area to create a guide for. What’s it all about?” About a million possible answers spun through my brain. I was signing […]

Travel And Change (No Coin Necessary)
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Travel And Change (No Coin Necessary)

After six months of traveling, I remember one friend telling me, “never change.” I responded with, “change is necessary to grow.” I remember not knowing what that meant, but thinking that it had something to […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport? (Updated: 2011)
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How Many Americans Have A Passport? (Updated: 2011)

Given the recently released statistics from the U.S. State Department in early 2011, I updated one of The Expeditioner’s most popular posts from 2010 that asked the question: How Many Americans Have a Passport? According […]

The Seven Types Of Travelers
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The Seven Types Of Travelers

By Alexandra Bregman One of the best things about hitting the road is all the new and interesting people you meet. After all, a place is just as much about its people as it is […]

Transition Gracefully: Tips On Putting Down The Backpack
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Transition Gracefully: Tips On Putting Down The Backpack

Transition. It’s a loaded word. It’s full of uncomfortable situations, decisions, even stress. For some of us, transitioning may come in the form of giving up the globetrotting lifestyle. This certainly isn’t the case with […]

What You Can Do With Traveling That You Can’t With Sex
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What You Can Do With Traveling That You Can’t With Sex

The thought occurred to me mid-flight between Vancouver and Salt Lake City. Why I was flying from Vancouver to Salt Lake City was a mystery known only to the Expedia gods. I was on a […]

Travel Horror Stories Only Happen At Airports
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Travel Horror Stories Only Happen At Airports

Usually, travel horror stories while in a place are reminders of things that we have and/or take for granted. Someone taking your iPod, stealing your shoes, getting caught in the rain with no change of […]

Has Travel Writing Become Nothing More Than A Self-Help Genre?
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Has Travel Writing Become Nothing More Than A Self-Help Genre?

  OK, I’m a dude, and I’ll admit that I just watched Eat, Pray, Love. In my own defense, I received an email from a friend that prompted me to do this, so it wasn’t […]