Luke Maguire Armstrong

Cambodia Emerges As A World Yoga Destination

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Many parts of Asia have long been a yoga destination for travelers seeking to deepen their practice or pick it up for the first time. While India, Bali and Thailand have traditionally been the most visited countries for yoga enthusiasts, Cambodia has recently begun to emerge as a country with a host of options for […]

How One Man Used Tinder To Travel Across The Country

Monday, December 29, 2014

I must be using Tinder wrong. Women I chat with often say things like what Annie of Tinder recently said to me: “Thanks for not being the typical horny-ass Tinder dude.” I think she said this because at no point in the conversation did I ask her for sex (I was taught that it’s rude […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Nomad’s Nomad’ By Luke Maguire Armstrong

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The following is an excerpt from The Nomad’s Nomad by Luke Maguire Armstrong Uganda: Skin Testing Machine If she was trying to get me to go away, she failed. But if her intent was to entice, if she wanted my money, if this was all a big elaborate scheme to draw me in with the need to […]

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 […]

The Frightening Case Of The Homicidal Shower Head

Friday, August 16, 2013

Those who have traveled through Central America or Southeast Asia know what I’m talking about. Suicide showers, also known as “widow makers,” are showers where the water is heated in the shower head rather than the traditional method of being fed from a centralized hot water tank. During the year I lived in Jocotenango, Guatemala, […]

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 […]

10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I burned my hand pretty bad when I was at an age when I was longer dirtying my diaper but still believed that the Easter Bunny sometimes went on picnics with Santa Claus and Batman. I scorched it while helping my mom cook in the kitchen (if I was a girl she would have named […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Friday, December 7, 2012

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 will spend their day in trousers sitting in cubicles, compulsively checking their Facebook status and avoiding eye contact with upper […]

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