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The shame of the one night stand [VID] Miscellaneous

The shame of the one night stand [VID]

One Night Stand from Jack Tew on Vimeo.On the mortification meter, this is at least a nine.Do you know the acute shame of waking up in a bright room you’ve only seen in subdued lighting in the company of a boozy stranger who, just hours before, had your undivided attention? When you went home with him, it didn’t matter that his walls were plastered with posters of naked and semi-naked chicks or that he’s so proud of seeing Slipknot that he’s taped the ticket stub to their show to the wall above his bed.

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Know before you go: Visa and immunization problems that could leave you stranded Information

Know before you go: Visa and immunization problems that could leave you stranded

Feature photo by Kai Hendry. Photo above by betta design.Get your head around these visa and immunization details to keep your travels flowing smoothly.WHILE I WAS ON safari in game reserves all over Kenya, I was informed by my tour operator that my visa for India (which she had kindly offered to procure for me in Nairobi ) was ready, and I was all set to catch my cheap flight from the UAE to southern India.

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This is the way third-world travelers get treated Miscellaneous

This is the way third-world travelers get treated

“IT’S STANDARD PROCEDURE. She’s from a third-world country.”My partner was told this when he called to file a complaint about what happened to me.After three years in Japan’s JET Program, and a lifetime of pining to see the world, I had enough money saved up to live my dream. I decided to start in Europe, where my partner lives.

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Insane rope swing in Yosemite [vid] Interesting

Insane rope swing in Yosemite [vid]

Watch a climber get in touch with his freaky inner 5-year-old tied to the end of this ridiculous porch swing.I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, but when I take a whipper, I try to minimize the swing time.Not everyone shares my lack of adventure when it comes to skimming a rock face at 100mph. This video, showing a guy dropping into free fall, then rocketing across the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, depicts exactly the kind of climber I am not.

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6 bad excuses not to study abroad Miscellaneous

6 bad excuses not to study abroad

Laziness, paperwork, fear…there are plenty of reasons why people opt not to study abroad. But none of them really justifies missing out on a potentially life-changing experience.THE DECISION TO STUDY abroad didn’t always seem like an obvious choice. In fact, there are several reasons it didn’t make any sense.

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Floating the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 [PICs] Information

Floating the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 [PICs]

After a decade of guiding on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon, Matador Ambassador Henry Munter puts together a gallery of his old stomping grounds.HAVING LEFT BEHIND my native Idaho this summer in exchange for the long days and abundant whitewater of Alaska, I’ve had occasion to reminisce about the last few years of guiding in the Wilderness of Central Idaho, on the Middle and Main Forks of the Salmon River.

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