Escape is something we all need, no matter what far-off corner of the world we come from. The BBC runs a story about Australian aborigines escaping the pressures of 21st century life by managing fires at a camp in the northern part of the country.
As travelers, it is something we roam off the beaten path to find – but for many, it is something they are trying desperately to preserve: authenticity. Howard French, the New York Times’ China correspondent, attempts to capture the last vestiges of Shanghai’s original soul through his camera lens and writes a great piece on exploring the city’s “secret” corners.
Lonely Planet guidebooks have revolutionized travel and helped foster a new generation of wanders. But how did it all begin? Vagablogging reviews Unlikely Destinations , the new memoir by LP founders Maureen and Tony Wheeler.
While globalization might be affecting China in a big way, there is still a very tangible barrier around the middle kingdom – The Great Firewall. Via China Digital Times, the country has begun blocking political images from photo-sharing giant flickr.com.
Patagonia is a destination quickly being brought into the backpacking and travel mainstream – but a couple writing for The Seattle Times tell the story of their visit to a point even further off the edge of the world, Cape Horn.