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April 2008
Authentic Shopping Guide

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Find authentic handcrafted items from around the world.
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Ultimate Travel Library

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Take a globe-spanning literary ramble with the world's best travel books.
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North Pole Photo Gallery

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Join eight hearty adventurers as they traverse frozen arctic terrain to the North Pole.
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WorldWise Trivia Quiz

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Test your geography IQ with our interactive quiz.
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A*List: Best of Travel Newsletter

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51 Ways to Cut Vacation Costs

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Don't get caught in a tourist money trap. Learn how to avoid hidden charges, and get expert money-saving tips.
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Vagabonding: The Art of Long-Term Travel

Author, blogger, journalist, and inveterate traveler, Rolf Potts has made a name for himself as a champion of vagabonding—spending extended time on the road, often without a hard-and-fast itinerary. His book, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, and website, are chock-full of tips and first-person accounts about how to journey frugally and well. Brought up in Kansas, Potts traveled mostly in neighboring states as a youth. But the travel urge was planted, and he's spent the past several years roaming the world, for long stretches with no fixed address. It's a life many of us dream about but seldom undertake. Though Potts has semi-settled down on a farm back in Kansas, travel remains his abiding passion. Here he is interviewed by Keith Bellows, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Read more of this interview in the April 2008 issue of Traveler.

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Center for Sustainable Destinations

Learn how to preserve the authenticity of the places you love.

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