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Rickshaw racing in Indai

RICKSHAW RACES are insane rallies across India using motorized tuk-tuks or rickshaws. Proceeds from the race go to local charities. As filmmaker Mike Dewey recounts, “It would be easy to look at this as just ‘Philly White Kids On A Rickshaw Race Through India.’” But as his team included his brother-in-law, who had never been outside the US, the trip… Read more →

4 tips for the solo-travel virgin

My older brother Chris dropped me off outside the departures terminal at Washington Dulles International airport. Per my request, he snapped a picture of me with my ridiculously oversized and overloaded backpack. I was smiling and giving a thumbs-up. I looked all happiness and independence in that shot but it was not how I felt. As he drove away, I… Read more →

The rise of ‘look at me’ travelers

HELLO. My name is Georg and I am a traveling narcissist. Narcissism is defined as the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes. Regrettably, I stand guilty. I came to realize my affliction as I was sitting watching my twitter and Instagram notifications pour in after a recent series of photo postings. With each notification… Read more →

Visit New Orleans on a budget

ALTHOUGH WE LOVE how wild it gets, New Orleans is not only about partying, downing Hurricanes, and throwing beads. It is a vibrant city filled with historical traditions, attractions, and beautiful architecture. Here’s how to enjoy New Orleans’ energy free and/or a budget. 1.Visit New Orleans’ national park. Bring your bug repellent and bottle of water to enjoy the six… Read more →