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Tragedy On The High Seas Makes CNN And Carnival Look Like Extreme Sissies
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Tragedy On The High Seas Makes CNN And Carnival Look Like Extreme Sissies

Let´s start by hanging my biases against cruise ships out on the line. I´ve always been of the opinion that a cruise ship is to travel as a bowl of whale blubber is to part of this balanced breakfast. It´s traveling only in that you are constantly in motion. But […]

What You Can Do With Traveling That You Can’t With Sex
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What You Can Do With Traveling That You Can’t With Sex

The thought occurred to me mid-flight between Vancouver and Salt Lake City. Why I was flying from Vancouver to Salt Lake City was a mystery known only to the Expedia gods. I was on a three-week travel tour in support of the charity I work for. I needed to get […]

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley
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Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ By Luke Armstrong We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To conquer mountains. To learn. To drink. To sober up. To […]

Traveling Mission Statement
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Traveling Mission Statement

A poem from iPoems for the Dolphins to Click Home About For those who wish to stand before the horizon and smile at its attainability, for those who desire to enter the culture of the world, to walk in the paths of past kings, to fluently speak the language of […]

Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things
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Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Let me just start by saying that when I was a kid, I had Guinea pigs as pets. Those Guinea pigs had babies. Those babies then had babies with their parents. Those babies had an odd number of limbs. Regardless of my pet’s incestuous behavior, I loved them. When my […]

What You Will Put in Your Homebound, Check-in Travel Bag
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What You Will Put in Your Homebound, Check-in Travel Bag

Foreign alcohol—to bring something new and novel back to old friends—so they can taste the transitory experiences your words fail to repaint. Clothes—each hole a bit of wear-and-tear that proves it was not a distant dream. It was real. You were a part of it. The smell of highland smoke, […]

How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)
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How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)

Frequent flyers are lately becoming frequently frustrated, being frequently denied, and are frequently failing to redeem their miles for the tickets that they want at the airline’s base redemption rates. With many airlines posting negative profits, the neighborhood kid selling lemonade is finding more financial success in business than airlines […]

Wanted: Gringos With Lax Morals
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Wanted: Gringos With Lax Morals

Here in Guatemala, we call them, “The Token Gringos.” Sometimes, when we send our attorney or other high-ranking employee out to a governmental meeting, we´ll have a foreign volunteer with feeble Spanish tag along, often in a suit and tie. It´s usually a good learning experience for the volunteer. It´s also […]

Human Ants in Guatemala
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Human Ants in Guatemala

Special thanks to The Expeditioner´s readers for support given to Guatemala when duel disasters struck May 2010. Though bound by the usual array of parental rules as a child, when I sat next to an ant hill, it was as if I were an omnipotent God. Gazing down from on high, […]

Call to Action! Guatemala Needs Your Help
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Call to Action! Guatemala Needs Your Help

As many of you know, TheExpeditioner.com contributor Luke Armstrong lives and works in Guatemala, and many of the people his organization works with have been directly affected by the recent storm. In response, Luke forwarded the following call for help. The eruption of Volcano Pacaya and the arrival of Tropical […]

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