April 2012

When Men of Sober Age Travel

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Thomas Jefferson once said that “travel makes men wiser, but less happy.” What’s funny is that I kind of agree with him.

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Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Philippines

Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines

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According to some anthropologists, the Banaue Rice Terraces are the oldest existing example of human agriculture, and date back more than 5,000 years.

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Delightful family in Cairo, Egypt

What Third World Travel Has Taught Me

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Traveling in the developing world has highlighted to me how incredibly easy our developed world lives are.

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Is Your Passport Stuck in Charleston?

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If your passport is also at the Charleston Passport Center and you have an upcoming trip, I have good news and more good news for you.

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Airlie Beach hostel

Why Hostels in Australia (Mostly) Suck

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Australian hostels provide perhaps the worst value for money of backpacker accommodation anywhere in the world.

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Coach from Greyhound Australia

Travel Australia Cheaply Via Greyhound Bus

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Whether you purchase a multi-ride pass, or buy one-way tickets as needed, there is no cheaper way to see Australia than via Greyhound bus.

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Shanghai Lujiazui skyline

Why I Love and Hate Shanghai

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In Shanghai, opportunity looms low in the air like the city’s perpetual pollution haze, but both eventually become suffocating.

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Skyline of Bern Switzerland

Busted For Weed in Switzerland

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Never assume you’ll get away with doing something illegal in even liberal foreign countries.

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