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Travel Gear That Works

I’ve been traveling a lot the past few months and reviewing a lot of items for the Practical Travel Gear blog. Plus I’ve been using some oldies but goodies that have done the trick ever since I started backpacking in the

Get Ready for a New Catch Phrase – Geotourism

What do you call it when people stay in locally owned guesthouses, spend money in local restaurants, and get beyond the basic tour bus sites? Most of us who have been around a bit would just call that “traveling,” but get

Panama Travel Websites

I’ve been working on book called Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America with Rob Sangster, author of the original Traveler’s Tool Kit covering the whole kaboodle. One daunting task for each chapter was to separate the spammy websites out there

Where is the Travel Dollar NOT in Trouble?

Throughout the Bush presidency, we U.S. travelers have watched our dollars become less and less valuable on the world stage. That hasn’t seemed to hurt our growing number of billionaires, but it does make it tough for the rest of us

Downloadable Lonely Planet Chapters

For about ten years now we’ve been hearing how the travel guidebook industry would change radically because more people are getting their info in digital form. For the most part it hasn’t happened. Old habits die hard on both ends. People