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The 5 Ways to Read The Directions to Happiness by Bruce Northam

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the not-very-tender age of 35, travel writer Bruce Northam hitchhiked America from coast to coast one more time to bring awareness to the fact that it could still be done in spite of the negative P.R. the practice was receiving in the ’90s. By that time, Bruce had already been hitchhiking for two decades. His […]

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Top 10 Things To Eat In Nicaragua

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You’ve just arrived in Nicaragua and you’re looking for the top things to eat in Nicaragua because that peanut butter jar that you, the savvy traveler, have packed is down to its last spoonful. Your heart sinks when you realize that maybe they don’t sell peanut butter in Nicaragua. Pangs of hunger remind you of the […]

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

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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 bathrooms on cruise ships. And like other afflictions detrimental to our society as a whole (crack, heroin, How I Met […]

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Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stories can be told from limitless angles of perspective. So let’s begin this tale from the viewpoint of a Salvadorian family living in a small, rural village. It is a sunshiny day in a one-goat town a few hours drive and world away from the busy capital — a place far removed from the beaches […]

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Open Call For Submissions: Poetry Written By Travelers

Monday, June 10, 2013

There are a number of books of travel poetry out there. Here we see a copy of Song of The Open Road: Poems of Travel & Adventure grazing with her offspring with a herd of bison who’ve taken to the open prairie where man, book and buffalo can still be free. While the Expeditioner loves these books, […]

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Why Is CNN Obsessed With Cruise Ship Toilets?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Go ahead, ask me how I feel about cruise ships. I feel fine about them. Feel free, ask me to elaborate. See, they really are not my thing, but whatever, if people like taking a cruise, I say go for it. To each their own. Ask me what I really think. Fine, because you pressed […]

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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 reason: I am under contract […]

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Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 4 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. We wake up early on the first day of construction to a brief breakfast of fry bread and coffee just as the sun throws hints […]

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Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 3 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. He’s always going, but never arrives. They call him “The Traveler.” He’s a familiar face along the sunny streets of Old Mombasa. His unique blend […]

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Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 2 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is Africa’s second largest. Most families subsist on less than $1 a day. Though present (and often highlighted by the media and […]

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