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Pack The Pants James Bond Would Wear If He Were A Backpacker
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Pack The Pants James Bond Would Wear If He Were A Backpacker

Everyday, people all over the world wake up and put on pants. With their britches donned, they dash off to class, their tractors, their grocery stores, the nearest mall or to their offices where they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.” […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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