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A Ukrainian photographer captures a decade in the life of one park bench

rferl.org · 2 mths by Pete R.

A Ukrainian photographer captures a decade in the life of one park bench. In a working class suburb of Kyiv, friends gather…

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The Enduring Romance Of The Night Train | The New Yorker

newyorker.com · 2 mths by Pete R.

If on a winter’s night a traveller is about to board a train, a fortifying drink is of the essence. Thus it was that I stood in line at Burger King,..

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Vice Guide To Iran - Youtube

youtube.com · 2 mths by Pete R.

Over the past weeks and months, Iran has descended into chaos. From the downing of a passenger jet to the assassination of a top general, and now on..

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What Solo Travel Was Like Before Smartphones And Google Maps - Condé Nast Traveler

cntraveler.com · 2 mths by Pete R.

he internet has brought a change in the very concept of travel as a process of taking one away from the familiar and into the unknown,” wrote trailb..

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The Epic Story Of The Map That Gave America Its Name

bbc.com · 2 mths by Pete R.

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of ..

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Ukrainian ‘railroad Ladies’

nytimes.com · 3 mths by Pete R.

Ukraine’s traffic controllers and safety officers are a kind of lighthouse: a symbol of how certain things in this country stand firm in the present..

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Peril In The Pamir: My Brush With Death In Tajikistan (part I) | Lost With Purpose

lostwithpurpose.com · 3 mths by Pete R.

Part I of my most terrifying travel experience to date: that time I almost died in a remote village in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains. Nearly dyin..

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How Travel Narrative Blogging Has Changed Over The Last Decade

nomadicnotes.com · 6 mths by nomadicnotes

Looking back at how travel narrative blogging has changed over the last decade, and where you can find great travel reads.

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High Fashion On The Pacific Crest Trail

outsideonline.com · 8 mths by Pete R.

Earlier this summer, I found myself 369 miles from the southern end of the Pacific Crest Trail with eight other hikers. We were all taking a rest da..

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Why Route 66 Became America’s Most Famous Road

youtube.com · 10 mths by Pete R.

Route 66 is iconic. Why? Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive pe..

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How India Runs The World's Biggest Election - Youtube

youtube.com · 12 mths by Pete R.

900 million eligible voters need access to polling booths. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries ..

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Tourists Love 'live Like A Local' Travel. Do Locals?

youtube.com · 12 mths by Pete R.

The way we travel has changed. Forget travel agents and hotel concierges — the modern traveler uses smartphones with GPS, Airbnb and Instagram to pl..