Speaker’s Corner

‘They Listen to Me When Things Are Bad’ in Haiti

‘They Listen to Me When Things Are Bad’ in Haiti Photo by Lisa Wixon

Lisa Wixon on the man behind Port-au-Prince's Hotel Oloffson, protest rocker and Vodou priest Richard A. Morse

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Hotel Oloffson: Hope and Lodging in Port-au-Prince

Hotel Oloffson: Hope and Lodging in Port-au-Prince Photo by Lisa Wixon

The Oloffson is a magnet for intellectuals, writers and the criminally inclined. Lisa Wixon reveals why it offers hope for Haiti's future.

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What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell? iStockPhoto

Paul Lynch explores the intersection of travel and the nose

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World Hum’s 2009 Travelers of the Year: Travel Bloggers

World Hum’s 2009 Travelers of the Year: Travel Bloggers iStockPhoto

Yes, travel bloggers. Here's why they deserve our second-annual award.

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Beyond Airworld

Beyond Airworld Photo by Jim Benning

"Up in the Air" illuminates the bittersweet challenge of the traveler's life. Rob Verger explains.

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Should Airlines go Nascar?

Should Airlines go Nascar? iStockPhoto

Bob Ecker has a modest proposal for the airline industry

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Finally Some Good News on Travel in Mexico

Finally Some Good News on Travel in Mexico iStockPhoto

Drug cartels. Murders. The news is often bad out of Mexico. Peter Ferry journeys beyond the headlines.

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Turn Up the Tunes, Break Out Your Phrasebooks

Elyse Franko wonders: Is the United States at the beginning of a linguistic musical revolution?

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The Best Travel Photo I Never Took

The Best Travel Photo I Never Took iStockPhoto

His Facebook friends would have loved it, but Doug Mack has no regrets

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Skip the Colosseum? Give Prague a Pass?

Skip the Colosseum? Give Prague a Pass? Photo by tinou bao via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Eva Holland sees an emerging trend in the world of travel advice, and she's not happy about it

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Yeah You Right: A New Orleans Manifesto

Yeah You Right: A New Orleans Manifesto Photo by David Paul Ohmer, via Flickr (Creative Commons)

After spending two months in NOLA writing a guidebook, Adam Karlin reflects on what makes the city as indispensable to the U.S. as Yellowstone and Manhattan

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Make Guacamole, Not War

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Does travel make us less happy? Jim Benning laments the news from the Mexican state of Michoacán.

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Seven Magic Travel Words

Seven Magic Travel Words Photo by cowbite, via Flickr (Creative Commons)

These trigger terms send Jerry V. Haines into throes of wanderlust

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World Hum Travel Movie Club: ‘Away We Go’

World Hum Travel Movie Club: ‘Away We Go’ Publicity still via IGN

Eva Holland and Eli Ellison debate the summer's hippest road trip flick

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Travel Writing as a Political Act

Travel Writing as a Political Act REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Lonely Planet writer Robert Reid explores the role of travel writers in a complex world

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