Audio Slideshows

Travel Ghosts

Larry Clark contemplates the power of monuments and memorials -- and the fleeting moments we spend with them

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My Sexy Vintage Travel Trailer

airstream trailer Photo by Allison Otto

Formica countertops. Pinstripes. Aluminum. Is it any wonder Allison Otto fell hard for a 1958 Airstream?

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Cosette and Me: A Dog and Traveler Love Story

dog travel Photo by Allison Otto

Allison Otto longed for the perfect travel companion. She just never thought hers would be so hairy.

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What Can You Still See in Paris on $5 a Day?

What Can You Still See in Paris on $5 a Day? iStockPhoto

Doug Mack explores the City of Light with a classic 1960s Frommer's guidebook -- and a little willful ignorance

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Around the World in Seven Travel Photo Cliches

Around the World in Seven Travel Photo Cliches Photo by Sophia Dembling

Sophia Dembling has a few words about all those statues and sunsets in her (and your) photo collection.

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From Wilt to Woodstock: A Pop Culture Road Trip

Woodstock Photo by Chris Epting

Chris Epting has written numerous books on roadside attractions. Here, he reveals 10 favorite offbeat landmarks.

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Dipping Into the Ex-Boyfriend Archives

Danielle Pastore ponders the fate of travel photos taken with that not-so-special someone

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Return to Nepal

Return to Nepal Photo by Rob Verger

Rob Verger spent a semester studying in Nepal. Years later, he returned, alone, and found a different place.

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Not So Great Walls of China

On a recent trip to China, Julia Ruedig discovered that the country's insignficant walls and their words may just tell the most important stories.

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Notes From an Unofficial Tourist Greeter

Summer is over, and so is Julia Ross' season as an ambassador to travelers in Washington, D.C.'s Woodley Park neighborhood. She's happy to be off duty.

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My Travels, My Feet

After taking one too many headless torso shots of herself, solo traveler Sophia Dembling started snapping photos of her feet around the world, from the Grand Canyon to Red Square.

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Inside Slum Tourism

With mixed feelings, Rob Verger recently signed on for a tour of Rio de Janeiro's favelas. He looks back on the experience -- and the photos he was allowed to take.

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Logging On

Internet access is available almost everywhere. But is that ruining travelers' experiences overseas? Jim Benning reflects on the rise of internet cafes around the globe.

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Promised Land Closed

And other odd and unlikely signs from around the world. Aficionado Doug Lansky, editor of the book "Signspotting," recounts his 10 favorites.

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Starbucks vs. the Traveler

Starbucks vs. the Traveler Starbucks Italy by miss karen via Flickr, (Creative Commons).

Starbucks has 15,000 locations worldwide. Six new shops open every day. Are local cultures doomed? Jim Benning ventures to Tijuana, where Starbucks recently arrived, to find out.

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