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Where Should I Go?

When you go on a one-week vacation, it’s pretty easy to figure out where you want to go. You either choose a place based on your budget or choose a place based on set criteria: beach relaxation, an adventure, seeing the

The Backpacker Weight-loss Plan

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about the lengths some companies are going to with their architects in order to get us “knowledge economy” fat-butts to get some exercise during the day. They’re putting parking lots as far

How NOT to Do a Round-the-World Journey

Once upon a time my wife got a batch of free magazine subscriptions in some promotion and we ended up with Travel Holiday. It was an especially awful travel magazine, one where you couldn’t tell where the ads stopped and the

The Packing Truths

Packing Tips for the Long-term Traveler Aaarrrgghh–I can’t decide what to pack! This sentiment almost always comes up the first time anyone prepares for a long journey abroad. After all, if you’re used to one-week vacations, you’re used to packing an

Coping with Around-the-World Analysis Paralysis

It’s a common chain of events. Someone starts thinking about taking an around-the-world trip. They’ve got most of the money saved. They’re tying up their affairs at home. They’re dreaming of far-off lands. Then they start looking at all the choices