La Carretera Austral: The Gravel Road To The End Of The World
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La Carretera Austral: The Gravel Road To The End Of The World

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 12 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. The overnight boat approached mainland […]

Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards
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Tripfilms Announces The Nominees For The 2013 Trippy Awards

Is it awards season already? It feels like it was just yesterday I was watching the Oscars and getting angry at all the Hollywood actors who had recently copied me and grew out their beards (I’m looking at you Affleck — first you steal Jen, now my facial identity). The […]

In Search Of The Northern Lights
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In Search Of The Northern Lights

We huddled in the dark in front of the laptop. Webcams pointed out across the vast frozen lake would pick up any sign of the aurora borealis before the human eye. Outside the temperature was several degrees below freezing and the snow was knee-deep. It was our sixth attempt at […]

Bourdain On Parts Unknown: My Libya Show Was The Best Ever
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Bourdain On Parts Unknown: My Libya Show Was The Best Ever

Anthony Bourdain’s new show on CNN is not only delivering ratings successes, but it’s providing personal satisfaction to the curmudgeonly host himself. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Bourdain admits that he thinks the show has been pretty darn good; well better than good, the best he’s ever […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer
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Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Free things to do in New York City in the summer? I know that it sounds like an oxymoron. Let’s face it, the words “free” and “New York City” are rarely used in the same sentence, but visitors to the city are often surprised both at how expensive it can […]

Afghanistan: Should You Go And How To Get There?
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Afghanistan: Should You Go And How To Get There?

A recent article on GoMad Nomad tries to show travelers how to get to Afghanistan, which, in recent years, has been more difficult and slightly frightening. At the top of the article, there is a disclaimer noting that, although the author has survived a trip to this country, it does […]

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

When In Iceland, Go Swimming Inside
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When In Iceland, Go Swimming Inside

Swimming pool tourism? That’s right. You read it first here. Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity. Ingenuity has led to utilizing the environmentally sound geothermal energy for 99% of the county’s energy needs. But do you know the unsung hero of all this hot water? It also happens to […]

Why Your Next Trip Should Be During The Rainy Season
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Why Your Next Trip Should Be During The Rainy Season

Ideally, all travel would happen during the “on” season. However, when time or money is of the essence (as it too often is), chances are, you might just have to buckle down and travel through — gasp — the rain. Fortunately, inclement weather doesn’t have to dampen your travel plans. […]

India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat
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India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat

Lest you think all records in The Guinness Book of World Records are inane, useless markers of time-poorly-spent by various humans around the world, consider this one: Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat was noted as the record holder for the “most people hand-washing clothes simultaneously at a single location” in March 2011. […]

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