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The Last Best Place: Reflections on a Trip to Montana

Montana. Photo by Dan Long
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Montana: The Last Best Place Exploring Montana and the Pacific Northwest From the second we are born our imaginations are constantly shrinking. As a child the world we find ourselves in is full of small mysteries, everything is new. A trip to Burger King or the bowling alley is an act of discovery and we [...]

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Cyber Vagabonding Part 2: The Couchsurfing Experience

At TentSurf 2010 in Mexico, couchsurfers gather around a bonfire-2
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Cyber Vagabonding Part 2: The Couchsurfing Experience Couchsurfing: Another Way to see the World At TentSurf 2010 in Mexico, couchsurfers gather around a bonfire. This weeklong party on the beach featured people from all over the world, and the United States. Part of the International phenomenon of Couchsurfing. My guests have just departed. After a [...]

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A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Photo by Eric Moll
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Erie Canal Cycling Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It [...]

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Quarter-Life Crisis Adverted. Sort Of. Driving Cross Country, Part Three: Missouri and Nevada

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Driving Cross Country: A Cross Country Tale of the US, Part Three: Missouri and Nevada Long story short, my partner of two years and I quit our stable, semi-satisfactory jobs in D.C., bought a car, and spent two months visiting the 48 continental states. Why would we do something so irresponsible? Why not? Timing was [...]

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Cyber Vagabonding: Travel in the Information Age

Couchsurfing: A New Way to Travel
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Hospitality Services: A New Way to Travel Couchsurfing can mean a wide range of accommodations, from mansions and penthouses to tree houses, partially furnished caves, vans, school buses, or vans welded onto the tops of school buses, like this one at an anarchist collective in Northern California. There is a new kind of tourist out [...]

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Quarter-Life Crisis Adverted. Sort Of. Driving Cross Country, Part Two: Oregon and California

The Pacific Coast Highway. Photo Halley Ofner
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Driving Cross Country: A Cross Country Tale of the US, Part Two: Oregon and California In the continental United States, the people are represented by 48 separate yet equally important and fascinating states. Our goal was to see them all. These are our stories. The States: Oregon and California The drive down Route 101 and [...]

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Quarter-Life Crisis Adverted. Sort Of. Part One: A Cross Country Tale of the US

Gary Greff Grasshopper Sculpture, Enchanted Hwy, N Dakota
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Driving Cross Country: A Cross Country Tale of the US, Part One Long story short, my partner of two years and I quit our stable, semi-satisfactory jobs in D.C., bought a car, and spent two months visiting the 48 continental states. Why would we do something so irresponsible? Well, why not? At what other point [...]

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