December 2016

Change and Leaving

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2016 was a year I came to define by others’ milestones more than my own.

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17 Places You Should Visit in 2017

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From volcanoes, to waterfalls, to deserts (oh my!); from the Arctic, to the equator, and well into the Southern Hemisphere; and from world-class megacities to smaller ones you never thought to visit, I’ve covered most every travel base.

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Is Trinidad, Cuba Really All That?

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Hype is real, and even though I should be skeptical of it with all the traveling I do, I find myself believing the hype more often than you’d think.

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Why Are There No Nonstop Flights from the U.S. to Thailand?

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It’s anybody’s guess as to when—or whether—direct flights to Bangkok from the US will resume.

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Three Blissful Days in Bangkok

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My recommendations for three days in Bangkok are not exhaustive—how could they be, in a city as vast and ever-changing as this?—but they are exceptional.

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How to Get a China Visa in Hong Kong

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The good news is that there’s a workaround to this: Obtaining a China visa in Hong Kong.

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How to Choose an Airline Alliance in 2018

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As individual airlines (particularly U.S. ones) slash benefits in a race for the bottom, alliance loyalty has become more complicated than it once was.

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Three Ways to Visit Cuba’s Cigar Country

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The various ways you can visit Viñales, whether you do so as a day or weekend trip from Havana, as part of a larger journey around Cuba or as a standalone trip, are as numerous as the reasons to go.

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