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How Has Hurricane Sandy Affected Travel In New York City?
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How Has Hurricane Sandy Affected Travel In New York City?

When I was typing the first sentence of this post, the New York City Marathon was on. I was going to raise the question as to whether or not our readers thought that decision was a good call considering the controversy that was erupting over the mayor’s decision to proceed […]

How To Help Invest In The Future Of Guatemala
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How To Help Invest In The Future Of Guatemala

In the current presidential election there is a lot of talk about safety nets. Without being political, I’ll say that the most in the developed world have them, and they tend to be pretty effective overall. In the third world, these nets often don’t exist, or are filled with human-sized […]

Change The World By Doing Things You Love
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Change The World By Doing Things You Love

On The Expeditioner and plenty of other travel sites, there is an ongoing debate among travelers. It’s more of an agreement than a debate. Plane-loads of travelers not only want to see far-off lands, they want to put their time, talent and treasure towards a good cause along they way. […]

To Help Or Not To Help?
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To Help Or Not To Help?

Note: Author and TheExpeditioner.com  managing editor Luke Armstrong recently “sold out” and launched a personal blog, Travel. Write. Sing.  Last Sunday the New York Times ran an article that asked a question in the headline, “Can travel make the child?” The author explored whether philanthropic travel can be positive and formative for […]

All Those Months On The Road Were Actually Making You Sexier
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All Those Months On The Road Were Actually Making You Sexier

“Tell me baby, where have you been?” “Oh, baby, I’ve been everywhere. From the temples of Tibet to the beaches of Barcelona. Do you like that?” “Oh yes! Tell me more. Please tell me more.” “After college I took a gap year — went all over Europe.” “Yes. Keep going!” […]

8 Reasons To Visit Detroit (No, Really)
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8 Reasons To Visit Detroit (No, Really)

Really, Detroit? Yes, Detroit. I know, you’ve heard all the news. You’ve watched the documentaries. You’ve looked at photos of abandoned buildings and heard that you can buy houses in Detroit (wasteland that it is) for a nickel. But people’s criticisms of Detroit come mainly from comparing it with what […]

The Problem With Our Giant Piles Of Stuff
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The Problem With Our Giant Piles Of Stuff

Editor’s Note: The author’s house was robbed just hours before this article was published, resulting in the loss of a computer, iPod, camera and various other items. The author plans to next publish an article about what it would be like winning the lottery and finding the cure for cancer. […]

Travel Book Review: The Places In Between
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Travel Book Review: The Places In Between

At the start of 2002, weeks after the Taliban in Afghanistan had fallen, Rory Stewart decided to walk from one end of Afghanistan to the other. Sixteen months prior he had just completed similar walks across Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal. He felt he needed to connect these walks by […]

The People We Remember When We Travel
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The People We Remember When We Travel

Last night I sat awake on the red-eye Bismarck, North Dakota-bound bus from Minneapolis and watched as snow flakes collided playfully with the bus’s glass front. Behind me passengers shuffled in search of that ethereal position that brings escape from an arduous bus ride and entrance to dreams. To me, the bus was escape enough. I […]

I Urge You (Again!) To Go To Egypt
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I Urge You (Again!) To Go To Egypt

In April of this year, I encouraged you to travel to Egypt with Megan Fox. You did not listen to me, and now Egypt’s tourism is on pace to finish 25% down this year, accounting for around a $3 Billion loss of Egypt’s $15 Billion tourist economy. Egypt hasn’t looked […]

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