Sarah Baker

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The repressed Rohingya of Myanmar

The relationship between the<p>White Houseand the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. PresidentObamawent there in November; PresidentThein Seincame here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing business in Myanmar, and this week, it repealed most of …

Another Superlative for Dubai: Largest Man-Made Lagoon

Already home to manmade islands and ski resorts, Dubai is set to build the world’s largest crystalline manmade lagoon, the developers behind the …

Myanmar Eases Border Crossing Restrictions from Thailand

Burma has eased restrictions on its border crossings to allow travel throughout the country from neighbouring Thailand.<p>Until now, travellers entering …

Fake English Town In China: Deserted 'Thames Town' Is Abandoned... Minus The Newlyweds

Take a look at the photos below. You know this place, right?<p>This is Thames Town. It's got quaint rowhouse-lined cobblestone streets...<p>And red telephone booths, and pretty, old churches...<p>Clearly, this is a sweet little English town. Right?<p>Nope. These photos were all taken far away from the United …

9 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking has been identified as the largest human rights violation in the history of mankind. Here are nine things you should know about …

Day To Night In The World's Most Iconic Cities

We know you love a good time lapse video. But who really has time to watch them all the way through?<p>Photographer Stephen Wilkes tackled this very conundrum when he set out to photograph the world's most breathtaking cityscapes, showing the view of both day and night in one photo. Wilkes spent …

5 Age-Old Proverbs to Travel By — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Proverbs are typically reserved for Grandmotherly advice and religious fables but they can …

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Songs to listen to as your plane crashes [playlist]

A few weeks ago, we posted a guide on how to choose which song you should be listening to as your plane crashes to the ground. We then asked fans of …

South Korea's Incheon Airport Wins Bid to Build Myanmar's Second Hub

A consortium headed by South Korea’s Incheon will build a new international airport in Myanmar to help the Southeast Asian country cope with an …

5 more words we never want to see in travel writing again

THE ORIGINAL PIECE, 10 words and phrases we never want to see in travel writing again, got a big response.<p>Some readers argued that travel writing …

The slow death of the guidebook, and why you shouldn’t mourn

The news of Lonely Planet’s NC2 Media buyout didn’t affect me at first. “Another print company downsizing because people have replaced books with …

Guide Books

The Books of Summer

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit reads — the ones that distinctly evoke place — can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh destinations.<p><i>Wherever you are,</i> …

David Bowie’s Berlin

It’s the most famous salute in rock. Returning to London’s Victoria Station in May 1976, after a spell in Berlin, David Bowie, world-famous, stood up …

David Bowie

Palestinian President Asks Arabs to Stop Boycotting Israel, Visit Country

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas invited Arabs and Muslims to visit the Palestinian territories to show support for the Palestinian economy and …

How to work together to end modern-day slavery

The anti-slavery sector is fractured. With a whole host of issues grouped under one umbrella and a variety of NGO activities (from grassroots …

Slavery is a $32bn industry so why aren't we following the money trail?

All too often slavery in some of its more contemporary manifestations – human trafficking, the exploitation of migrant workers, the buying and …

A Lesson From Cambodia: Never Underestimate Your Resilience

I’ve just returned from a trip to Cambodia with my family. In between lots of fun and adventurous new ‘firsts’ (“Crispy fried crickets anyone?”), I had many encounters that reminded me just how resilient the human spirit can be.<p>While in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, I visited the infamous S21 – …

Abandoned Olympic Venues: An Eerie Look Into The Past (PHOTOS)

What happens to Olympic facilities after the games are over? Well, some are turned into tourist-attracting parks, training facilities, theaters, concert halls, malls, museums, gymnasiums, biodomes, housing, and even prisons -- repurposing that obviously could never compare to their original states …

Elon Musk's future of transport Hyperloop design is coming Aug 12

Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX, has been hyping up his upcoming “future of transport” service, what he calls …

Powerful Portraits of Bangladeshis Disfigured by Acid Attacks

<i>Survivors</i> is a multimedia production by Copenhagen-based photographer Ken Hermann and video journalist Tai Klan combining a series of portraits and a …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

31 Pictures That Show Japan's Crazy Obsession With Cats

Hello Kitty, arguably Japan's most famous export, is only the tip of the iceberg. I've tried on bowler hats with pointy ears, visited kitty petting zoos, and eaten Cheshire cat pizza at theme restaurants.<p>Why the obsession?<p>In Japanese folklore, cats have protective powers and symbolize good fortune. …

Sanctuary Retreats Builds New River Cruiser in Myanmar

Myanmar is standing at the precipice of great change. It is the country in Southeast Asia that has changed the least over the last 1,500 years but …

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How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Sun Cruise Resort, South Korea's Wacky Cruise Ship Attraction (PHOTOS)

We've seen hotels underwater, we've ever seen hotels built into the side of quarries, but a hotel perched above a beach?<p>The Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht sits perched high above the shores of Jeongdongjin, a South Korean tourist town which, according to the South Korean government at least, has the …