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The Personality Of A Traveler
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The Personality Of A Traveler

By Nancy Lewis We all have different personalities in different situations. Or rather, we show different parts of our personalities to different people. I find that I am organized and punctual at work, but easy-going and relaxed with my friends. I’m friendly and outgoing at parties, but introspective when I’m […]

The People You See When You Drive
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The People You See When You Drive

The only problem with mass public transit is the immediacy of arrival. Although I find trains romantic, planes quick and comfortable, buses affordable, you do see a lot more when you travel by car. Such was Jon Faine’s experience on his road trip. He and his son, Jack, made a […]

Escaping Hong Kong Within The City
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Escaping Hong Kong Within The City

I remember years ago, sitting in class with one of my best buds, making lists of places we wanted to go. For me, my list consisted of places that I thought would push my comfort level. For him, his list was about seeing the world’s best skylines. At the top […]

Forget Mountains, How About Hiking The Great Wall?
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Forget Mountains, How About Hiking The Great Wall?

What do you do in Beijing in the dead of the winter when the temperature dips to minus 2°C and the smog, coupled with the cold, makes any sane person want to flee the city? Head to the warm beaches to the south? Hole up in your apartment until April […]

China’s Mountain Of Inspiration
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China’s Mountain Of Inspiration

For so long, I couldn’t put my finger on the reason I was attracted to Asia, China in particular, until I read The Financial Times‘ article about Lushan. Things in that part of the world are given names that simply no longer exist anymore, like the Cave of Immortals. Perhaps, […]

London To Beijing By Train . . . In Two Days!?
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London To Beijing By Train . . . In Two Days!?

Sorry, we’re not breaking a travel secret no one has heard of yet. A high-speed rail system from Beijing to London doesn’t exist yet, but according to the Telegraph, China is currently in negotiations to build a rail network to India and Europe, using trains capable of going 200 mph, […]

In The Mood For Scorpion? The Best Street Food In Shanghai
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In The Mood For Scorpion? The Best Street Food In Shanghai

In true Bourdain-philosophy, to eat the street food of a people is to truly learn the culture. And perhaps nowhere is this more true than East Asia, as GoNomad.com explores in this culinary trek through Shanghai’s back streets. From the Nanxiang steamed bun (a large dumpling filled with soup) to […]

Video: China’s Wudang Mountain — Becuase You Always Wanted To See The Birthplace Of Kung Fu
Video: China’s Wudang Mountain — Becuase You Always Wanted To See The Birthplace Of Kung Fu

Video: China’s Wudang Mountain — Becuase You Always Wanted To See The Birthplace Of Kung Fu

This amazing trip to the palaces and temples of Wudang Mountain — the birthplaces of the Wudang school of Kung Fu — takes you into the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be forewarned, the video goes a little martial-arts-training-video on us toward the end. Highlight: The views at […]

The Expeditioner’s January Travel Photography Contest Winner
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The Expeditioner’s January Travel Photography Contest Winner

Our first month of venturing into the world of travel photography is off to a great start, and choosing a winner amongst all the excellent submissions, as Matt put it, “is harder than I thought.” This month’s winner comes from Jonny Gilbert, titled “Sunset at the Drum Tower.” What do we think? We dug […]

Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC
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Threatened Wonders: 8 Spots Needing Some TLC

Stonehenge: A “national disgrace.” Did I miss something? I’ve never thought of the remarkable prehistoric wonder as such, but a committee involved with the globally-known monument recently described it that way (as well as the Guardian and the Telegraph). The reason is that the million or so people who travel there each year […]

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