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Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand
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Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In the northern part of Thailand, […]

Getting Gritty In New York’s Chinatown: A Tour In Black And White
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Getting Gritty In New York’s Chinatown: A Tour In Black And White

I recently picked up an old film camera and thought it would have been the perfect platform to capture the sights and people in New York City’s Chinatown. The gritty streets, cluttered shops and graffiti were effectively emphasized through the medium of black and white film. It was late in […]

10 Gorgeous Photos From My Trip To Telluride
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10 Gorgeous Photos From My Trip To Telluride

Some say the remote mountain town of Telluride earned its name from the phrase, “To Hell You Ride.” Well, if this is Hell, I better start sinning. About seven hours from Denver, Telluride is nestled into the fourteener-heavy San Juan Mountain range. The mountains are believed to be much younger […]

12 Stunning Panoramic Photos Of Maui
12 Stunning Panoramic Photos Of Maui

12 Stunning Panoramic Photos Of Maui

I normally don’t take my cell phone with me while traveling (as I recently wrote about prior to my trip to India). This is due to a wide variety of reasons including the cost of buying local SIM cards and topping them off with data plans, the potential for sticking […]

Behold The Sight Of Luna The Surfing Dog
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Behold The Sight Of Luna The Surfing Dog

As if I wasn’t feeling bad enough about my skills the first time on a surfboard, Luna, the unofficial mascot of the Maui-based surfing school Maui Surfer Girls, had to show me up by effortlessly riding the waves, with barely any effort even being shown on her part. In all […]

I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India
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I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India

I’m loving the photo collection I recently discovered by noted travel photographer Steve McCurry (a 30-year veteran in the industry) entitled “Trains,” his ode to India’s beloved and ubiquitous mode of transportation. From the sweeping long shots (like the one from Agra above), to the intimate close-ups, McCurry’s overarching theme […]

The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are
The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You That Your Photos Are No Good

The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are

The 2013 National Geographic photo contest is well under way, and in annual tradition, the contest is serving the important purpose of reiterating the fact that your travel photos are no good. No seriously, these are mostly “amateurs” submitting photos to the contest, and even the worst of the lot […]

This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like
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This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like

It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, Iran was a widely visited country and an integral part of the “Hippie Trail”, which means your parents are much more likely to have seen Iran than you. Which is, of course, sad since Iran would likely be […]

Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]
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Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]

Luke in Kenya: Part 2 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is Africa’s second largest. Most families subsist on less than $1 a day. Though present (and often […]

What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now
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What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now

Ever wonder what it would look like if you were to, oh, pack up and head to Kabul, Afghanistan, i.e., the ultimate off-the-beaten-path-bet-you-haven’t-been-there city, for a week of R&R? Well, here’s your chance. In October, volunteer Anna Brones spent two weeks in Afghanistan with Mountain2Mountain, a non-profit focused on women in […]

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