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World Travel is Risky – Get Travel Insurance

World Travel is Risky – Get Travel Insurance

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World travel can be dangerous and expensive. One thing you don’t want to do is get stuck somewhere with no money, no options, and no chance to save yourself. That’s where travel insurance can really come in handy.

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Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond

Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond

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The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.

Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

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Traveling the world used to be a game that only the men played, but as in all fields, brave pioneers broke out of the Victorian conception of women as meek and mild and showed that even the hardest travel makes no distinction among the sexes. Isabelle Eberhardt was one of these extraordinary feminist vagabonds.

Vagabond Explorer – Sir Richard Francis Burton

Vagabond Explorer – Sir Richard Francis Burton

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Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton was quite possibly the greatest vagabond in history. In his lifetime he lived diverse cultures, broke boundaries, and did most of it without much in the way of resources or travel money.He is this week’s Extraordinary Vagabond.

Extraordinary Vagabond – Ed Buryn – Vagabond King

Extraordinary Vagabond – Ed Buryn – Vagabond King

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Travel is not just moving over the earth from one place to another in some kind of conveyance. It’s not about where you’re going or how you’re getting there. It’s not about getting away from it all, at all. In fact, more the opposite … a way of getting to it all. Travel is a metaphor for life, a way of experiencing it more intensely and self-consciously. Traveling is not so much an action as an enlightened state of consciousness, opening you to fresh experience, to fresh looks at the world and yourself in it.

Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

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Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.