In Defense Of Traveling Alone
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In Defense Of Traveling Alone

I know I’ve written about this topic quite a bit in the past, so it’s always good to see others reinforcing my views (as they should, of course). Mary, over at The Lost Girls, has […]

Top Three Spots For Do-It-Yourself Safaris
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Top Three Spots For Do-It-Yourself Safaris

With over 21 public reserves within its borders (not to mention the scores of others located in bordering Mozambique and Botswana), safariing in South Africa can be both accessible and affordable, you just need to […]

You Too Can Be A Diving Expert In Thailand, Zen-Like Mind Helpful
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You Too Can Be A Diving Expert In Thailand, Zen-Like Mind Helpful

Who needs scuba gear, diving experience, or for that matter, oxygen, when you can freedive in the “diving mecca” of Ka Tao in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand? And as discovered in this […]

Madrid’s Must-See New Old Market This Summer
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Madrid’s Must-See New Old Market This Summer

This week the NYT drops by what’s got to be near the top of any list of things to see while visiting Madrid: the newly reopened Mercado San Miguel, the city’s mecca for food junkies […]

Trekking Burma
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Trekking Burma

Follow Christina on her 62-kilometer trek through the hills of central Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. By Christina Koukkos The bus from Yangon (also known as Rangoon) crawled away in a swirl of […]

Ten Ways To Get More From The Airlines
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Ten Ways To Get More From The Airlines

The Chicago Tribune shook down a travel expert from American Express and uncovered ten dirty little secrets to getting deals from the airlines. Some highlights: • Ever flown first-class? Me neither, but there are plenty […]

Can You Even Hike The Himalayas Anymore?
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Can You Even Hike The Himalayas Anymore?

Open to the public since only 1974, the Ladakh region in the northernmost tip of India offers the rare chance for the seasoned hiker to trek amongst the world’s tallest peaks, at elevations ranging from […]

Istanbul And Greece, Together At Last
Istanbul And Greece, Together At Last

Istanbul And Greece, Together At Last

Something about travel videos sped up really does it for me. Perhaps especially suited for those with ADD? Anyway, this video of Istanbul has some amazing shots. Be sure to check out the crazy fireworks […]

10 Best Street Food Vendors In America
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10 Best Street Food Vendors In America

Nothing says local culture like street food, hence the reason you find reindeer sausage in Anchorage and fish tacos in L.A., two of some of the best examples of good grub on the go found […]

Bringing The Beach To Paris
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Bringing The Beach To Paris

While you’re toiling away at your business-centric job this August, the French are busy turning even their economic centers into giant summer wonderlands where they spend their monthlong vacation lounging on man-made beaches on the […]