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My Worst Night in a Hostel

My Worst Night in a Hostel

My worst night in a hostel happened over twenty years ago.  I’ve done a lot of traveling since then.  To maintain a record for that long you have to go beyond the standard dorm-room annoyances.  Beyond snoring and body odor.  Beyond bad breath and bed bugs. I’m talking big leagues.  I’m talking vomit. The place

Toilets of the World – My Adventures “Going” Overseas

Toilets of the World – My Adventures “Going” Overseas

Happy World Toilet Day! No, I’m not making that up. There really is a World Toilet Day and it’s purpose is to bring attention to the 2.5 billion people in the world who lack appropriate sanitary facilities (ie. toilets).   That’s actually a pretty serious issue.  But this is not a serious post.  I just decided

Who Speak Worser? – Adventures in Bad English

Who Speak Worser? – Adventures in Bad English

I was sitting with some Dutch friends by the side of a river in Cambodia.  We were waiting for a guides to arrive with the boats that would take us upstream on the start of a three day trek.  The guides arrived and we climbed into the shallow wooden boats.  As we floated away, kids

Open Letter to Lonely Planet

Open Letter to Lonely Planet

Folks can debate about who puts out the best guidebooks.  A lot of people brag about not using guidebooks at all, but the fact is it can be really helpful to have information in a format you’re familiar with.  These days, I feel fairly confident traveling.  But I wish I had a Lonely Planet for