Travel Philosophy​​

Can Travel Get Redundant? Your Thoughts…
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Can Travel Get Redundant? Your Thoughts…

Just recently I was flipping through a Patagonia clothing catalog. Interspersed through the pages are articles and photography surrounding topics of travel, stewardship, and more often than not, surfing. I enjoy reading these pieces. They’re […]

Top 10 Best Travel Songs
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Top 10 Best Travel Songs

Did you know that 85% of kangaroo dreams are about koalas? No, I can’t back up that previous statement anymore than I can claim that the following ten songs are the “best” travel songs. But these […]

Be The Change: Save A Life
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Be The Change: Save A Life

Of all the advice Patrick Atkinson, founder of the GOD´S CHILD Project has given to me, one stands out. “Atkinson´s Law” says simply that when faced with the problems of the world everyone: 1) Wants to […]

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 […]