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A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs The World Wide Web is saturated with amateurish blogs created by people who'd be lucky to command the devoted readership of their immediate family members, let alone the wider public. There are scores of blogs managed by Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and while many of them...

Video: Babongo Funeral

The Babongo people, or Bongo people, in Gabon, lead fascinating lives that are wildly different from the lives many of us lead in Western civilization. The Babongo funeral is an example of this. When BBC's Bruce Parry went to Gabon to explore, a woman and a baby died...

Africa's new middle class benefits travel

Africa's new middle class benefits travel Africa's middle class is growing. The African Development Bank says one in three Africans are now middle class. While the bank's definition isn't comparable to the Western definition--the African middle class makes $2-$20 a day--the lifestyle is similar. Middle-class...

More Independence Days to Celebrate

More Independence Days to Celebrate August is another Independence Day bonanza. The shifts of power didn't happen all at once, but 1960 was a big year. If you're in any of these countries expect a holiday. Maybe there will be fireworks or a parade or a speech or two. August 1 - Benin gained independence...

Mega, as in the Biggest Ever, African Adventure Trip

Mega, as in the Biggest Ever, African Adventure Trip Suppose you have time-lots of it. Let's say you have 44 weeks. Perhaps you'd like to go overland from Morocco to South Africa by way of Egypt. Here's a travel adventure that will take you through 10 game parks, various cultural and historical landmarks, and enough thrills...

Lonely Planet's Blue List

Lonely Planet's Blue List Here at gadling, we're all about finding new travel ideas. And equally, we're about pointing you to places where those ideas are most abundant. Well, where abundance is concerned, I have just closed the covers on a cornucopia of ideas that, frankly, has me feeling a little...

Goin' Tribal

Goin' Tribal Just in case you missed it, the show Going Tribal runs on Discovery and is worth checking out. It was originally produced by the BBC and thus has numerous British characters, but that shouldn't keep you from watching it (jk!). The show follows former British Royal Marine...

Forget Oceans 12, See Oceans 8

Forget Oceans 12, See Oceans 8 Jow Bowermaster is a hero of mine. For years I've read his articles written for the world's best adventure mags and dreamt of taking trips like his. His current project is called Oceans 8 and seeks to explore the world's oceans from the seat of a sea kayak. I mean, how...

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