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Local Characters

Here’s What They Don’t Tell You About Amsterdam

It's hard for a travel writer to feel particularly excited about coaxing others to visit a place like Amsterdam. It's not that it's hard...

Love, Death, and Protein in Panama

A quest to trace a Panamanian fish from boat to fork uncovers a chilly two-step, a murky aphrodisiac, and a phantom hat.

Selfie Pics from Miami

Selfies have been all the rage since Oxford Dictionary announced 'Selfie' as the word of the year! So we felt it was our obligation to display...

Las Mujeres: Prostitutes and Doctors in Honduras

I sit outside a tiny shack sipping Coca Cola from a glass bottle and munching on plantain chips. The sign says it’s a plantain...

World Famous Bushman, Fisherman Wharf, California

In Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, California resides a harmless homeless man that hides behind a portable wall of bush waiting for passer-bys.

Image of Ethiopian Family, Moro Valley, Ethiopia

The Suri pride themselves on their scars and how many they carry. The female Suri members perform scarification by slicing their skin with a...

The Imam: A Turkish Delight, Sort of | Selcuk, Turkey

A take-away from this travel story: Be prepared to be sold anything and everything when visiting Turkey - it's just the custom.

He Promised Me Elephants | Kenya, Africa

A traveler wants to see elephants in Kenya, Africa but discovers a new-found animal...the horny male. Enjoy Matthew's experience.

Dance, drink and be merry – No one throws a party...

The best part of travel is when you stumble upon things. And multi-day festivals, where ten year old boys can drink you under the table, is a festival where stories are made. Enjoy Raquel's ride into the Kundum Festival.

Body Jumping in Russia

Family vacations can be very memorable, the good and scary ones alike. But let's face it, a bit of scary makes a great story. Enjoy Susan's family vacation into bloody Russia.

A crossroads of People: Vilcabamba, Ecuador

No doubt, the place to find the best people in South America is Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Located right at the equator, but at a mild...

Berber Baby Shower, Morocco

When customs, traditions and personalities clash! Go along with Kate as she retells her story of attending a baby shower party, and discovering friction between her and the locals.

A Mellifluous Ride through Japan and its locals – Video

Journey into Japan: its back-roads, its people and its absurdity. You have to love the Sumo Wrestler.  

Luck of the Mailman, Kilkenny, Ireland

To know a place is to know its people. Travel to Ireland and meet Paddy - an everyday Irish worker - one that you'll want to meet when visiting Ireland.

Experiencing Kuala Lumpur’s diversity on a shoe-string

I decided to make a quick visit to Kuala Lumpur to undertake some personal business and to get to know a city that was...