Get Your Spelunk On
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Get Your Spelunk On

Is the opportunity to escape the surface and explore an underground world few tourists ever see something you look for in a travel destination? Then you might want to hop on over to Web Ecoist’s […]

Make Your Reservations Now: Top Destinations… In 10 Years
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Make Your Reservations Now: Top Destinations… In 10 Years

In a world where there is an ever present yearning to be ahead of the trends, TheExped wants to announce that, this time, it truly is. Well, sort of. Currently, there are several destinations around […]

The World’s Top 10 WTF Statues
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The World’s Top 10 WTF Statues

One of the lessons that comes from extensive travel is this: People are creative…and weird. Just have a look at Nerdabout’s photo essay of the Top 10 Coolest Statues in the World to see what […]

Don’t Let Your Guidebook Ruin Your Travels
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Don’t Let Your Guidebook Ruin Your Travels

If guidebooks had their own Facebook page, I’d be a fan. My shelves are a miniature library of guidebooks and language references. I’m a geek when it comes to knowing about where I’m headed (though […]

Forget Autumn, Get Ready for Shoulder Season
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Forget Autumn, Get Ready for Shoulder Season

Need some good news for your Monday morning? Here it is: Shoulder season is here! So say the prognosticators over at Budget Travel. “Shoulder season” is how they refer to those times of year when […]

Lost Cities You Can Still Visit
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Lost Cities You Can Still Visit

I have recently vowed to myself to do a bit more research on my future destinations before I arrive. Not of cafes or hostels, but of a place’s history.  That way, I can gain a better appreciation […]

Colombia Calling (Part Two)
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Colombia Calling (Part Two)

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. By Matt Stabile I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a […]

Are Those Ice Spikes On Your Running Shoes?
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Are Those Ice Spikes On Your Running Shoes?

Okay, so last December you ran the Honolulu Marathon and found it exhilarating. Ready for a new challenge? How about something a little less…tropical? The Polar Circle Marathon delivers. If you’ve ever felt like running […]

Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers
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Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers

“Venice of the East,” or the Indian city of Udaipur won a Travel & Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” as the best city for travelers in 2009. With its many lakes, canals, palaces, and value, […]

The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides
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The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides

In 2006, my wife and I bicycled through six Southeast Asian nations over three months. During the first half of the journey, one resource we turned to was Lonely Planet’s Cycling Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. […]