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The Hippie Trail: An Interactive History Of The Road Trip That Inspired Lonely Planet

edition.cnn.com · 5 mths by Pete R.

Short of cash but looking for adventure? For carefree 1960s and ‘70s Western kids, that meant clambering onto a ramshackle bus to head east on a min..

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A Photographer Gives An Inside Look At The Fall Of Kabul

nationalgeographic.com · 9 mths by Pete R.

Kiana Hayeri chronicles the Afghan city’s tension, her evacuation, and the guilt she feels for leaving people behind. Photographer Kiana Hayeri ..

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For post-pandemic travel it won’t be budget travellers bad, rich tourists good – backpackers bring unique benefits to the places they visit

scmp.com · 11 mths by Pete R.

The global travel industry and the economies that have come to depend on it have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. However, not all touri..

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The Enduring Allure Of Lost Cities

bbc.com · 1 yr by Pete R.

Tales of mysterious ruins have long enchanted travellers from afar, but those stories may hide something even more fascinating – and adverse. Lo..

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Covid-19 And Budget Travel: Is The Traditional, Cheapskate Backpacker Doomed?

traveller.com.au · 1 yr by Pete R.

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An Elegy For India's Single-screen Cinema Palaces

atlasobscura.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

It was an unplanned detour that started the whole thing. On a lazy winter afternoon in January 2019, photographer Hemant Chaturvedi walked over to A..

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Crossing The North Caucasus: A Journey From The Black Sea To The Caspian Coast — The Calvert Journal

calvertjournal.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

In the spring of 2019, myself and photographer Pascal Dumont decided to embark on a journey across the Russian Caucasus, covering nine distinct regi..

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The Ghosts Above | Renan Ozturk

youtube.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

In “The Ghosts Above,” Sony Artisan photographer and filmmaker Renan Ozturk join an expedition to solve the Mount Everest mystery of who reached the..

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What I Learned From Backpacking As A 40-something

tripsavvy.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

Backpacking as a 40-something isn't as unusual as it sounds. Just by turning up, you immediately get to share a bond and common interest with weird ..

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During the pandemic, a lifelong travel writer takes a journey inward to reflect on what he has learned around the globe

washingtonpost.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

In the Before Times, I often composed my travel writing in the present tense. You know how the trick goes, the way the travel writer strains to swif..

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The Russia Left Behind

nytimes.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

A few times every day, the high-speed train between St. Petersburg and Moscow barrels through the threadbare town of Lyuban. When word gets out that..

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Riding The New Silk Road

nytimes.com · over 1 year by Pete R.

The network of routes known as the Silk Road connected Asia and Europe for centuries before fading in importance in the 1400s. Now, Hewlett-Packard ..