Travel Essays

You, Too, Can Own a Piece of Nowhere

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I couldn’t have had a more ideal experience in Lapland if I’d custom-ordered it from the Universe.

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Win a Free Trip to Chile’s Atacama Desert

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The bad news? Poor choices got in the way of me enjoying Chile’s Atacama desert to its fullest extent. The good news? I’m giving you the chance to make up for my bad decisions.

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Marooned in the Land of Cher and Kim Kardashian

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If I could turn back time, I’d skip Armenia and make a porn with Ray-J instead.

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Wasting Time in Georgia’s Fakest Town

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Whether you’ve got a trip to Sighnaghi on the horizon or it’s way down your bucket list, these photos should help you make the decision as to whether the town is worth a stop on your Georgia itinerary.

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Who Wants a Free Trip to Cartagena, Colombia?

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The only thing better than a trip to colorful Cartagena, Colombia? A free trip to colorful Cartagena, Colombia!

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Four Years Ago Today, I Did Something Crazy

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Although none of the embarrassing, sloppily-written posts I made four years ago are still online, I consider this day to be my blogiversary.

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A Solution to the Travel Cellphone Problem?

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Roaming internationally can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Here’s an affordable solution that lets you to use your cellphone abroad.

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I’m Headed Back to Brazil – and I’ve Got Two Extra Tickets!

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I’m headed back to Brazil in just over a week and to celebrate, I’m giving away two free tickets to Rio de Janeiro.

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