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Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It
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Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It

The following four snippets are the result of my slow and ongoing realization of how fortunate I am to have been born into the time and place I was. From an early age we are taught that we are lucky: “You’re not going to finish your peas? There are kids dying […]

Passing Up Paradise In Colombia
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Passing Up Paradise In Colombia

When they felt there was enough fish to justify pulling the nets in, someone would ring a bell hanging from a palm and close to 50 men, woman and children would rush to the ropes to pull the nets in as quickly as our strained arms could muster. Teeth clenched, […]

Let’s Help Arlan On Her Quest To Meet 10,000 People [Q&A]
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Let’s Help Arlan On Her Quest To Meet 10,000 People [Q&A]

Have you met Arlan? If not, in the coming months you’ll have a better chance to meet her than most people you don’t know. You certainly are more likely to meet her than me. (That’s also because for the last two years Matt Stabile has held me captive in his […]

Lions And Lions And Mormons! Oh My! (Part 3 Of The Lion Trilogy)
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Lions And Lions And Mormons! Oh My! (Part 3 Of The Lion Trilogy)

Warning, if you enjoy reading about Mormons being mauled by lions, then keep reading . . . For those of you who follow my Expeditioner posts (Thanks Mom, Dad and Roberta*)  you may have noticed that my last two posts hinged upon a lion that mysteriously showed up in my […]

Why They Took The Lion
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Why They Took The Lion

“They are taking the lion to the vet, because he is sick. He is merely sick.” “We are taking the lion to live in the zoo in Guatemala City because they have kept him in inhumane conditions.” “They are taking the lion because they have a court order to take […]

Be A Traveler Who Saves A Life
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Be A Traveler Who Saves A Life

Be part of our international campaign today to “Break the Bitter Chains of Slavery”! Dear Expeditioner Readers, As travelers I think all of us have stared into the face of unfortunate souls living desperate lives in faraway lands. We’ve seen beggars reach a withered hand towards us longingly with dishes […]

Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence
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Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence

If I were superstitious, I might have seen the lion as a sign that in an hour-and-a-half I was going to be kidnapped or murdered. From the back of my motorcycle my roommate McKenzie pointed and exclaimed, “Dude, there is lion just sitting in a cage in that vacant lot. A […]

How I Taught Guatemalans To Stop Worrying About Kama Sutra And Love Yoga
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How I Taught Guatemalans To Stop Worrying About Kama Sutra And Love Yoga

“Come join us for yoga after work,” we would often ask them. We being gringos. They being Guatemalans. At the educational development organization I work for in Guatemala, we have both local Guatemalans and international volunteers on staff. Since one of our international volunteers was a yoga instructor in a […]

Q&A: Rolf Potts Went There
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Q&A: Rolf Potts Went There

Q&A with Nomad Rolf Potts, Author of Marco Polo Didn´t Go There It is easy to forget that when it comes to “travel writing,” traveling is the easy part. These days, anyone without the last name “Bin Laden” can buy a plane ticket and go just about anywhere. But turning […]

I Urge Immediate Travel To Egypt With Megan Fox
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I Urge Immediate Travel To Egypt With Megan Fox

Though I cannot be held responsible for any adverse outcomes if you follow my advice: I think you should go to Egypt. Not since Ramses II’s coming of age party has there been a better reason to travel to Egypt. What is happening in Egypt (brace yourself for a grandiose claim) […]

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