October 2016

Carp and Dragon in the Viper Forest

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Travel always seems to lock stretches of my life in parentheses, but I’m never sure whether I’m inside or outside them.

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5 Alternatives to Overdone NYC Attractions

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Although nothing can replace iconic attractions like the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Radio City Music Hall, particularly if you’re visiting NYC for the first time, going off the beaten path is never a bad thing.

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The Most Interesting City in Ethiopia (Hint: It’s Not Lalibela)

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I like Lalibela—don’t get me wrong. But for me, another city in Ethiopia possesses a better-round trove of travel treasures.

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Three Days in Belgrade

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Belgrade is one of the most talked-about cities in Europe, and although I’m not normally one to believe hype, I had a good feeling about it.

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Buses in the Balkans

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Here’s a run-down of best practices for bus travel in the Balkans.

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Why I’ve Done a 180 on Travel Hacking

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Frequent traveler benefits have continued to free fall—I’m not sure savvy travelers can avoid hacking any longer.

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Why I’ve Got to Get Back to Saigon

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I’ve wanted to return to Vietnam, in general, since almost the day I left, but Saigon in particular has changed and evolved in ways that belie the near-seven years that have passed.

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Craft Beer Has Gone Global

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11 years after enjoying my first beer, I’ve expanded my beer horizons.

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