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Shanghai, China: The Next Great World City

Shanghai, China: The Next Great World City
Shanghai, China: Jean Miller Spoljaric visits Shanghai for the 2010 World Expo and discovers space-age buildings, ancient temples, superb cuisine and friendly neighborhoods.

One Step at a Time: Q &and A with Brandon Wilson

One Step at a Time: Q &and A with Brandon Wilson
GoNOMAD interviews Brandon Wilson, and award-winning author who favors a 'one step at a time' approach to traveling and travel writing.

Enshi, China: Discovering China's Grand Canyon

Enshi, China: Discovering China's Grand Canyon
Enshi, China: Jean Miller Spoljaric travels to China, to the welcoming city of Enshi, and discovers the breathtaking views of China's Grand Canyon.

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler
To overcome his lifelong fear of monkeys, Ashutosh Ratnam takes a sack full of rotting bananas to the Galtaji Temple in Jaipur and hosts a feast for the monkeys there.

Sky Waltzing Over Jaipur, India, in a Hot-Air Balloon

Sky Waltzing Over Jaipur, India, in a Hot-Air Balloon
Jaipur, India: Mridula Dwivedi takes a hot-air balloon ride high above Jaipur, India, and the balloon creates quite a stir when it lands in a nearby village.

Skywaltzing Over Jaipur India: Videos by Mridula Dwivedi

Skywaltzing Over Jaipur India: Videos by Mridula Dwivedi
Videos of a hot-air balloon ride over Jaipur, India, by Mridula Dwivedi

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution
Kyrgzstan: Sophie Ibbotson presents an eye-witness account of the April, 2010, revolution in Kyrgyzstan that toppled the government of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang Laos: Kayaking and Rock Climbing

Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang Laos: Kayaking and Rock Climbing
Christine Horvat travels through Laos, taking in the sights in Vientiane, rock climbing in Van Vieng, and kayaking on the Nam Ou River.

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan
David Rich rides the Korean bullet train from Seoul to Busan and finds it is quieter, smoother and faster than any train he has every ridden.

People Helping People in Afghanistan: Marigold's Humanitarian Work

People Helping People in Afghanistan: Marigold's Humanitarian Work
Beth Simmons writes about the Marigold Fund's humitarian work in Afghanistan, focusing on the importance of building relationships with locals.

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains
Mridula Dwivedi spends a couple of days in Naldehra, a sleepy little town in Himachal Pradesh, India, where she goes hiking in the misty mountains.

Sacred Trees of Western India: Mumbai's Green Ambassadors

Sacred Trees of Western India: Mumbai's Green Ambassadors
Mumbai India: YD Bar-Ness takes us on a tour of Maharashtra, seeking out famous trees and studying the landscapes, wildlife, forests, and rocks of the country.

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery
Sir Bani Yas Island Andrea Bailey travels to Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates where she sees blackbuck, oryx, gazelles and many other species of wildlife.

A Visit to Bodrum, Turkey: Barracudas and Belly Dancers

A Visit to Bodrum, Turkey: Barracudas and Belly Dancers
Roman Skaskiw travels to Bodrum, Turkey, where he swims in the Aegean and watches a performance by Turkey's most famous belly dancer.

Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo

Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo
Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo just a short train ride from Tokyo, and visit the famous Yakou-in Shrine.

India's Kumbh Mela Festival, The Largest Gathering on Earth

India's Kumbh Mela Festival, The Largest Gathering on Earth
India mega festival: millions of pilgrims at the Kambh Mela Festival in Hardiwar, India, the largest gathering in the world.

Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashis Land of Fairy Tales

Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashis Land of Fairy Tales
Tom Coote visits the $25-million amusement park in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan built by the country's supreme leader, Turmenbashi I.

Mongolia: The Big Empty is Full of Surprises

Mongolia: The Big Empty is Full of Surprises
Mongolia: David Rich visits the famous Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia's Gobi Desert and attends the Naadam Festival in Karakorum.

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Mednoye, Russia: Agritourism Gains Momentum

Mednoye, Russia: Agritourism Gains Momentum
Galina Iskakova visits the Pietro Mazza farm in Mednoye, Russia, where she samples many delicious cheeses and enjoys meeting all the animals.

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence
Mike Snow visits the Empire Hotel in the Sultanate of Brunei, said to be the only seven-star hotel in the world.

Ayutthaya, Thailand: Exploring An Ancient Siamese City

Ayutthaya, Thailand: Exploring An Ancient Siamese City
Thailand: Sarah Cavicchi visits the famous ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand, and learns about the history of this once-great Siamese city.
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Borneo: Climbing Gunung Kinabalu

Borneo: Climbing Gunung Kinabalu
Borneo: Michelle Perry climbs Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, which, at 13,435 feet, is the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia.

Roopkund, India: A Week-Long Trek to Skeleton Lake

Roopkund, India: A Week-Long Trek to Skeleton Lake
Roopkund, India: S. Saiganesh takes a week long hike high in the Himalayas to visit the mysterious Roopkund lake, where hundreds of skeletons were discovered in 1942.

Intrepid Istanbul: Family Dinners and Fortunetelling

Intrepid Istanbul: Family Dinners and Fortunetelling
Istanbul Turkey: Chance St. John visits Istanbul where, besides seeing the sights, he has dinner with a local family and gets some good news from a fortuneteller.

Tagong: The Wild West of Sichuan Province

Tagong: The Wild West of Sichuan Province
Sichuan Province China: Daniel O'Sullivan braves deadly landslides in China's Sichuan Province to visit Tagong, a town inhabited largely by Tibetans.

An Ex-Pat Returns to St. Petersburg

An Ex-Pat Returns to St. Petersburg
Brooklyn resident Yuliya Chernova returns to St. Petersburg, where she grew up, and gets a uniquely Russian bureaucratic runaround.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land
Jordan:Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

The Holy Family Mission in Saku, Japan: A Peaceful Sanctuary

The Holy Family Mission in Saku, Japan: A Peaceful Sanctuary
A group of motorcyclists in Japan find a peaceful sanctuary at the Holy Family Mission in Saku, which they revisit every year.

An American Fourth of July -- in Thailand

An American Fourth of July -- in Thailand
An American expat finds a perfectly American celebration for the fourth of july in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bun Bang Fai: The Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand

Bun Bang Fai: The Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand
Laos: Kenton Molloy writes about Bun Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand, held each year to bring on the rainy season.

A Woman's Life in Jordan: The Joys and the Hassles

A Woman's Life in Jordan: The Joys and the Hassles
Sophia Jones shares a box of chocolates with a Jordanian woman on a park Bench in Amman, and reflects on the lives of women in the Middle East.

Sri Lanka: In Search of the Perfect Cup of Tea

Sri Lanka: In Search of the Perfect Cup of Tea
Sri Lanka: Barnaby Davies journeys to the tea plantations of Sri Lanka in search of 'the perfect cuppa,' but learns that it just might be waiting for him back in Britain.

Huangshan,China: Climbing the Yellow Mountain Like the Emperors of Old

Huangshan,China: Climbing the Yellow Mountain Like the Emperors of Old
Huangshan, China: Habeeb Salloum, 86, ascends China's Yellow Mountain the right way -- in a sedan chair.

Winter in Kandahar: Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban

Winter in Kandahar: Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban
Esha Samajpati presents an excerpt from a book by Ana M. Briongos call Winter in Kandahar: Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban.

Onsen and Sakura: Experiencing Japan's Cultural Icons

Onsen and Sakura: Experiencing Japan's Cultural Icons
Onsen and Sakura: Experiencing Japans cultural icons.

Hot Springs and Cherry Blossoms: Experiencing Japan's Cultural Icons

Hot Springs and Cherry Blossoms: Experiencing Japan's Cultural Icons
John Pensiten writes about where to enjoy onsen and sakura, hot springs and cherry blossoms, two icons of Japan's springtime celebration of life and renewal.

Visiting Monasteries in Rural Tibet

Visiting Monasteries in Rural Tibet
Tibet: Mark and Haley LaMonica take an overland trip through Samye, Gyantse, Shigatse and Namtso Lake in rural Tibet, visting remote villages and monasteries.

A Mass Wedding in Northern Pakistan

A Mass Wedding in Northern Pakistan
Heather Carreiro enjoys the music and dancing at a mass wedding in Gilgit in Northern Pakistan sponsored by the Aga Khan Development Foundation.
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