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Archive for July, 2013
 

 
The view from the van window right before it broke down.

6 Tips for Surviving a Bus Trip in South America [Guest Post]

My head knocked against the windowpane as the bus hit a bump in the road. I woke up and saw nothing but darkness and a single road in front of me, teeming with cars, leading to a small building with siding that looked like it h...
by a Guest Contributor
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Discuss: Are Cell Phones a Necessity When Traveling?

One big trend that I’ve noticed recently is that more and more travelers are taking cell phones with them when they take a trip. And, with the ease of getting a local sim card in most countries and the proliferation of tr...
by Jim Cheney
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Travel Quiz of the Month: Explorers

While many of the world’s most famous explorers are controversial figures, it’s impossible to argue the effect they’ve had on the world. From ancient Chinese explorers that may or may not have beaten Columbus ...
by Jim Cheney
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My wife, Julie, holding our smoked omul in Listvyanka, Russia.

Smoked Omul, Babushkas, and Lake Baikal

“Should we try it?” my wife and I said to each other, apprehension on our faces. All around us stood old babushkas, heads covered in checkered red scarves, the deep canyons that covered their haggard faces indicativ...
by Jim Cheney
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