Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think
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Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think

Small black figures walk up and down the jagged ridge. A patch of blue sky peers down onto the blue-green slopes of the bare mountainside before it disappears behind the grey, cotton clouds. A cool […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?
How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority […]

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer
New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

I know that it’s cliche to say (you know, given The Lord of the Rings), but is there anywhere else in the world that seems more unlike the world we know around us than New […]

The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre
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The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre

I am sitting on a bench in the Denon wing of the Musée du Louvre. It is almost noon and in front of me is The Consecration of Napoleon (otherwise known as The Consecration of […]

CNN: America’s Trusted Source For News About Bowel Movements On The High Seas
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CNN: America’s Trusted Source For News About Bowel Movements On The High Seas

I’ve come to a recent conclusion: CNN loves to report on the bathroom activities of people on cruise ships. Specifically, their bowel movements, but sometimes they also report about people’s need to throw up in […]

Here’s Delta’s Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video
Here’s Delta Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video

Here’s Delta’s Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video

Not to be outdone by some of the better in-flight safety videos of late, such as Air New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings-themed video or Virgin America’s quirky animated video, Delta recently released an 80s-themed […]

The Expeditioner YouTube Channel: 1,000,000 Views And Counting
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The Expeditioner YouTube Channel: 1,000,000 Views And Counting

The Expeditioner Travel Video YouTube Channel had a nice little milestone this past weekend (January 25, 2014) when the channel broke the 1,000,000-view mark, a mark that was met after about six years to the […]

Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London
Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London

Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.” — Boris Johnson I […]

Top 6 Sydney Beaches That Aren’t Named Bondi
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Top 6 Sydney Beaches That Aren’t Named Bondi

Beyond the skin, sex and parking meters of Bondi Beach and the other classic Sydney swimming stops, there are plenty of other beaches, harbors, coves and hideaways to explore. Some are little-known, while others sometimes […]

Here’s My Interview For The “When In Roam” Podcast
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Here’s My Interview For The “When In Roam” Podcast

When Christine Maxfield, host of the When In Roam: Conversations with Travel Writers podcast, asked if I wanted to spend an hour with her in the storeroom of New York’s Hostelling International one late-fall Saturday […]