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South Dakota Straddles The Border Between Old And Otherworldly (PHOTOS)

(89) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 7:00 AM

South Dakota is an oft-overlooked state full of characters and defined by a quirky sort of humor involving tall-tales of mythical creatures like the Jackalope and the sky, which seems wide as the universe as it stretches between distant towns. Ghost towns here seem to outnumber inhabited ones...

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Burma's Big Moment

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Just over a decade ago Lonely Planet was being accused of supporting Burma's corrupt military regime for publishing a guidebook to the country.

Boy, have times changed.

Come 2012 and Burma is on travel hot lists across the board. Outside magazine named it the...

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Finding Little Italy In Bangkok (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 6:00 AM

I often find myself wanting to go back to Italy, a country with which my kinship is twofold. First, filial: My great grandparents emigrated from Lucca to San Francisco in 1906, arriving the evening before the famous earthquake crumbled their apartment building to the ground. They stuck around. (I'm convinced...

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The Rapid Pace Of Change In Pai, Thailand

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 7:15 AM

Pulling up to the Sun Hut, a quaint but rustic bungalow a few hours west of Chiang Mai, I think to myself that this is exactly how I imagined my stay in Pai: A woman is plucking ripe rock fruit hanging from one of the many trees with...

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A Surprising Culinary Paradise In Phuket

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 4:42 AM

Patong is probably not what you have in mind when planning to visit the salt-white beaches of Phuket -- unless lady boy cabarets, ping pong shows and hoards of 20-something intoxicated tourists strikes your fancy. Cancun spring break veterans jaunt down endless rows of Irish and Australian pubs with names...

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