June 2011

How to Plan Your Taj Mahal Day-trip

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Time-strapped backpackers, rest assured: Seeing all that Agra, India has to offer doesn’t even require you to stay there overnight.

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The Rough Road from Vietnam to Laos

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Whether your primary goal is to partake in an ultra-local experience or simply to avoid exorbitant airfares, travel overland from Vietnam to Laos — but don’t expect a quick or particular comfortable journey.

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The Colca Canyon in Peru

Peru’s Even Grander Canyon

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Whether or not you end up enjoying Arequipa, Peru’s second-largest city, you owe yourself a trip to the nearby Colca Canyon, a geological formation nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon — 10,725 feet, to be specific.

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EF China: A Serious Warning

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Although EF China is far from the worst place I’ve ever worked, little about the company — save for the clean, modern Swedish design sensibilities of its centers — separates it from any of its multinational competitors.

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The Best of Delhi in a Day

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If you’re efficient and move quickly, one day is all you need to enjoy Delhi, India’s best-known tourist attractions — and even a few more obscure ones.

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Information on the Israeli passport stamp for travelers

The Israeli Passport Stamp and Other Stories

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Whatever your opinion on the conflict in the Middle East, it’s important to understand the implications it has on travel in the region, particularly if you plan to visit Arab countries before or after you visit Israel.

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Robert Schrader at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel

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Singapore’s pricey, decadent Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino isn’t a place I’d ever stay of my own accord — but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t cool to cross over to the proverbial “other side” of traveling, if only for a night.

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The Best of North India In Three Weeks

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If you plan well — and, most importantly, in advance — it’s possible to see the most popular attractions in the northern part of India in just three weeks.

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