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Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest

Monday, August 30, 2010

By Justin Calderon Button-faced gibbons lankily toss themselves through the canopy, a petite mouse deer gnaws at a bush below, and Betek — the chief and shaman of his tribe — methodically whittles another blow dart to such slender precision it nearly becomes invisible to the eye. He sheathes the final product into a vacant […]

Top 10 Strangest Dishes In Asia

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grab the kids and gather ’round the computer. TheExpeditioner.com takes a look at some of the strangest dishes in Asia. By Justin Calderon While one of the highlights of travel is the opportunity to sample dishes and flavors that you’ve never had before, it’s inevitable that you’re going to run into something that, well, despite […]

The 5 Must-See Beaches In Vietnam

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Your guide to the five must-see beaches in Vietnam. Vietnam, a country reminiscent of a war-torn epic that rang of rock-and-roll, decadence, and destruction­ was, up until recently, visited by only the adventurous traveler. Though late in its arrival as a member of part of the Southeast Asian travel belt, today this crescent-shaped land with […]

Saigon From The Backseat

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A tour of Saigon from the backseat of a motorcycle. By Justin Calderon It’s dusk in Ho Chi Minh City — or Saigon as it is still called here — and the haze of the last ounce of light from the crimson setting sun is smothered in smog as I make my way through the […]

A Long Week’s Journey Into Paradise In The Philippines

Sunday, October 4, 2009

By Justin Calderon The Philippines, the world’s second-largest archipelago next to Indonesia, is speckled with hundreds of islands boasting pristine beaches, cross-cultured cuisine, and friendly people wearing content smiles. The wide variety of islands encompass an illustrious array of different languages and topographies that make the Philippines a destination that travelers find themselves revisiting over […]

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. By Justin Calderon The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it all. The red hue of ultraviolet contamination could be seen slowly […]

Fear And Loathing In Macau

Sunday, April 20, 2008

With Its Mix Of Modern Casinos And Historic Portuguese Past, Macau Is A Land Of Contrasts By Justin Calderon Just down the cobblestone alley from the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a heavy-set British woman is being served a Portuguese egg tart by a Chinese street vendor. The air smells of pork cutlets cooking on […]

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