What I Thought About After Seeing The Taj Mahal
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What I Thought About After Seeing The Taj Mahal

I never knew the Taj Mahal was a tomb. I honestly feel a little ashamed admitting this fact, but the thought that such a beautiful, grand, white, marble structure that is known throughout the world is somehow associated with death seems foreign to me. Yet, maybe that is the point. […]

10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?
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10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?

I burned my hand pretty bad when I was at an age when I was longer dirtying my diaper but still believed that the Easter Bunny sometimes went on picnics with Santa Claus and Batman. I scorched it while helping my mom cook in the kitchen (if I was a […]

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 […]

What Is The Big Five?
What is the Big Five?

What Is The Big Five?

What animals make up the Big Five? Outside of bar trivia night, this classification may not be as important today since travelers going on safari tend to be shooting the animals they see with a camera rather than with a hunting rifle. However, the Big Five is still an important […]

Is There A Right Path To Travel?
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Is There A Right Path To Travel?

And, I quote, “Getting there is half the fun when you’re on a cruise ship that left Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and won’t dock at Noumea until Tuesday afternoon, and you’ve got four new books from the library.” That was from a recent article in The New Zealand Herald by Ewan McDonald […]

Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!
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Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!

The big elephant in the room is that there is no elephant at all. I’ve been in East Africa for two months and in none of my writings have I so much as broached the subject. Matt Stabile claims he’s not mad about this lapse, just disappointed. He has good […]

Taking A 350-Foot Plunge Into A Stadium [Video]
Taking A 350-Foot Plunge Into A Stadium [Video]

Taking A 350-Foot Plunge Into A Stadium [Video]

If you find yourself in Durban, South Africa, and are looking to try to induce your very own coronary while on vacation, head over to the Moses Mabhida Stadium and try out the “Big Rush Big Swing,” a 350-foot-high bungee swing that catapults you across the entire football pitch at […]

This Is Russia
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This Is Russia

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia — mid-January or early February. It’s dark and the temperature is somewhere in the subzero category. Seems late for 4:00 p.m. My eyelashes clump, heavy with frost, and my glasses are permanently iced over. The snow seems to be falling at a rate of several inches per […]

Into The Amazon: Bolivia’s Gateway To The Jungle
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Into The Amazon: Bolivia’s Gateway To The Jungle

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 10 “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 ‘call o’ the wild’ […]

What It Would Look Like To Fall To Your Death While Ice Climbing [Video]
What It Would Look Like To Fall To Your Death While Ice Climbing [Video]

What It Would Look Like To Fall To Your Death While Ice Climbing [Video]

For those of you who ever wondered what it would feel like to experience a life-threatening fall from an ice cliff, this video is for you. British climber Mark Roberts was climbing Snowdon in north Wales — with what I assume was a GoPro camera strapped to his head — […]

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