The Guardian Writing Contest; 8 Things To Do In Yangon; Foreigners Are Grossed Out By Wonder Bread
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The Guardian Writing Contest; 8 Things To Do In Yangon; Foreigners Are Grossed Out By Wonder Bread

I come across lots of interesting travel stories during the week, only some of which I have time to blog about. So every Friday, I include a wrap-up of the most interesting travel stories of the week. Stories You May Have Missed: Week of October 11 Edition • The Guardian […]

The Shark Whisperer Of Belize
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The Shark Whisperer Of Belize

“What do you mean, he’s the Shark Whisperer?” The bartender grinned slyly as he handed me a halved coconut brimming with rum punch. “I won’t give it away. You’ll see for yourself. Just try not to think of Steve Irwin and you’ll be fine.” Belizean culture, I had discovered, was […]

What Do You Think Of Our New Site Design?
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What Do You Think Of Our New Site Design?

Notice anything new about the site? Less cat pictures — yes. Removal of that late-night rambling post I wrote late one night connecting the JFK assassination to the Illuminati, the moon cycles and Rick Steves’s khakis — check. Complete site redesign and overhaul for your reading pleasure — hell yeah! […]

My Culinary Saga in Iceland
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My Culinary Saga in Iceland

“You can eat as much as you want, because it’s already half digested,” said the man sitting to my right, smiling through his thick brown mustache and watching expectantly as I took another swig of Viking beer. I forced myself to smile back at him as I speared a gelatinous […]

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 […]

The Spice Of Balinese Life: Notes From A Cooking Class In Ubud, Bali
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The Spice Of Balinese Life: Notes From A Cooking Class In Ubud, Bali

I am seated upon a bamboo mat on the ground, notebook in hand and appetite in tow. We have just returned to our lovely host home after an early-morning market excursion to purchase the necessities for our cooking lesson. Bundles of fresh tuna, ever-so-hideous jackfruit and ruby red tomatoes are […]

Traveler Safety: There’s An App For That
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Traveler Safety: There’s An App For That

Do you ever worry about your safety when traveling? Whether you’re escaping for a weekend retreat or traveling across Europe, safety should be on the mind of every traveler. Besides being in new, unfamiliar locations, language barriers can make communication difficult. In a disaster or emergency, most people wouldn’t know […]

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 […]

All The World In A Mango Tree In India
All The World In A Mango Tree In India

All The World In A Mango Tree In India

Padmashri Kaleemullah Khan has produced a living masterpiece: a strange monster of a mango tree. When I visited the man and the tree, I discovered that there was, in this curious demonstration of skill and patience, a metaphor for the entire nation of India. In a single tree, there is […]

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 […]

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