Featured Stories of the Week

Tubing and other surprises in Laos

Me and my mate Craig were in the Asian backpacker party destination, tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos. We joined mainly young Irish and English in drinking games and ropes swings along the river. ...

Rob Glassenbury
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On the (pocket knife's) edge in Perhentian Islands

I was travelling through Malaysia and heard through fellow travelers that the Perhentian Islands were worth a visit. I took a bus to Kuala Besut and then a boat out to the islands. ...

Belinda Simmons
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Mission to Moscow: Freezing, Huge, Dusty, Singing, and Drinking

A continuous traffic jam, big furious men hunched over their steering wheels, pounding the horns of tiny decrepit cars. At times the air is rancid with exhaust....

N. J. Whitey
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