It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?

It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?

For a truly authentic Norwegian experience, head to the country during the May 17th celebrations. But be prepared, you may never think of Norway the same way again. “Hei, I am Øivynd,” the shy Norwegian greeted me and my classmate,...
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Surviving Spain

Surviving Spain

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly...
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Cuba’s Port Of Hope

Cuba’s Port Of Hope

How much about Cuba can you discover by traveling through the Viñales Valley on a bike? Turns out, quite a lot. Moments before my plane touched down in Havana, an Australian had turned to me to ask me why I...
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Colombia Calling (Part One)

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. AS I LOOKED OUT...
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Pan-American Transmissions: Northern Nicaragua

Pan-American Transmissions: Northern Nicaragua

“Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from ...
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How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

What are WWOOFs and How Do You Volunteer With WWOOFs? Although volunteer travel has been booming for the last few years years, WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), or as it is known in some locations, Willing Workers on...
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When In Iceland, Go Swimming Inside

When In Iceland, Go Swimming Inside

Swimming pool tourism? That’s right. You read it first here. Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity. Ingenuity has led to utilizing the environmentally sound geothermal energy for 99% of the county’s energy needs. But do you know the unsung...
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A Cheap Bastard’s Guide To Traveling

A Cheap Bastard’s Guide To Traveling

“Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from ...
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The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Ania and I arrived eager to get lost in other-worldly destinations like the massive salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni and jagged canyons that make up the Valle de la Luna. As we learned in the Amazon, Bolivia is...
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La Carretera Austral: The Gravel Road To The End Of The World

La Carretera Austral: The Gravel Road To The End Of The World

Standing in that bakery, stale terrible bread in hand, I decided to go down the Carretera Austral on foot. I’d accept the occasional lift — when there was one — but I would go on to spend the majority of...
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