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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 do with maturity and personality. Or something like that. So it was, for sometime during […]

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 to the recent numbers, the answer is about 37%. Click through to read more.

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 about landscape. What defines a destination without the conversations, the artists, or the chefs? How […]

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 everyone who reads this, but for a significant number of travelers, this is approaching, undergoing, […]

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 three-week travel tour in support of the charity I work for. I needed to get […]

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 clothes all make for epic stories. For some reason (perhaps for the reasons listed above), […]

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 under my own free will that I entered the theater (or maybe it was). Now, […]

A Response To Travel Quotes
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A Response To Travel Quotes

In a dark, local bar in some far off place, you may find yourself dropping in on others’ conversations. Sometimes, you hear a phrase that resonates with whatever you are thinking at the time and sometimes people say the darn-dest things. With today’s technology and all travelers being united through […]

Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?
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Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?

I guess it’s simmers down to someone’s personal comfort level. For example, I would not go white water rafting. I don’t like baths, I don’t like swimming, I sometimes find beaches rather boring. I know it’s kind of lame. While in Buenos Aires, I heard about villa tours — “villa” […]

The End Of An Era: An Ode To My Camera
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The End Of An Era: An Ode To My Camera

6 years — 10 countries — 2 careers — hiking boots, canoes, bikes, kayaks, ski boats, skis, snowmobiles, horses — 100,000’s of shots — 2 contest victories — 3 automobiles — Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Oceans — 4 backpacks — Airplanes, Ferries, Junk boats, Jeepneys, tuk tuks — subways, buses, trains, […]

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