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Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 1 “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. Two days before my departure, my adopted Kenyan brother wrote (succinctly I may add), “Hey Luke, I just realized that you really suck at making a […]

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 […]

How Has Hurricane Sandy Affected Travel In New York City?

Friday, November 2, 2012

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 with it. New York City sets […]

How To Help Invest In The Future Of Guatemala

Friday, October 5, 2012

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 holes. What this means is […]

Change The World By Doing Things You Love

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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. It’s wonderful to hear about the […]

To Help Or Not To Help?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Note: Author and  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 your kids on early on. […]

All Those Months On The Road Were Actually Making You Sexier

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

“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!” “I studied abroad in Norway […]

8 Reasons To Visit Detroit (No, Really)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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 it was. Detroit is not, […]

The Problem With Our Giant Piles Of Stuff

Monday, March 5, 2012

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. If you had to get […]

Travel Book Review: The Places In Between

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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 venturing into the previously Taliban-barred […]

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