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Speaking at SXSW 2013: How (and Why) To Travel Around The World

March 1st, 2013 | Comments Off

Join Andy at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas as he leads a session on How (and Why) To Travel Around The World on Tuesday, March 12th:

What: How (and Why) To Travel Around The World
When: Tue, March 12th, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Austin Sheraton, 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701
More Info: Here.
Note: SXSW Badge required to access….

The Cow and The Statue of Liberty – New York City, USA

September 15th, 2010 | 0 Comments »

The Cow and The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty. Liberty Island.  New York City, New York, USA.

Zambia – I Want You (Photo-Of-The-Week)

September 10th, 2010 | 0 Comments »

I Want You!

Playing with the kids in Kamume Village, where I lived to learn to farm maize.  Kamume Village, Zambia. Photographed January 21, 2008.

Welcome Daily Iowan & World-Herald Readers!

March 7th, 2010 | 0 Comments »

Welcome readers of The Daily Iowan and The World-Herald to If this is your first time here, I’d like to welcome you and point you in a couple of directions.

What It’s Like: To Have A Poisonous Cobra On Your Back in Varanasi India (Video)

March 6th, 2010 | 0 Comments »

Starring Down A CobraWe present the next in, a crowd favorite, our video series ‘What It’s Like’ (Raw, un-cut, unscripted videos showing you what it’s like). This video comes from my adventures on the streets of Varanasi, India, the holiest Hindu city in the world, a pilgrimage destination that houses one of the most eclectic collections of people in the world…including real snake charmers and poisonous cobras.

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Guest Traveler: Shikha Khanna

April 7th, 2009 | 0 Comments »

Shikha[The next installation in our series of “Guest Traveler” posts by people I’ve met along the way.]

Name: Shikha Khanna

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Where she traveled: She’s traveled across India with camera in hand.

Where our paths last crossed: New Delhi, India

In past ‘Guest Traveler’ posts we’ve featured the writings of many (one of my favorite from Chen Luan in Shanghai), the videos of Davey Dance and the music of road warrior David Strackany (aka Paleo), now I’d like to share with you some guest travel photography from India.

Shikha and I met through a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend and our mutual interests in photography and creativity helped forge a quick friendship.

Below is a series of some of her amazing photos of street kids in India.

By Shikha Khanna

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Traveling The Streets: Why Obama Deserves The Nobel Prize

October 10th, 2009 | 3 Comments »
It comes as a surprise for me to sit back and watch the reaction to the awarding of the The Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. Not because I think he doesn't deserve it, but actually because I think he does.

Taken for a Ride – Part 1

February 9th, 2009 | 6 Comments »
The story of my epic overland journey from Kathmandu to New Delhi on a bus with 42 Nepalese men and a monk. It does a pretty good job of capturing what its like to travel alone and independently off-the-beaten tourist path and how travel can test your resolve and give you unmediated, face-to-face encounters with humanity.

Tibet in Widescreen

November 15th, 2008 | 3 Comments »
It has nothing to do with my skills as a photographer, it has everything to do with the natural beauty of Tibet. It is impossible to truly capture the expansive grandeur of Tibet with a camera, but these photos are my humble, vain attempts to do just that.

Around-The-World In Photos

December 13th, 2007 | 4 Comments »
Can't spend hours surfing my travelogue for all there is to see? Check out my photo gallery that will take you around-the-world on my journey, in less than 10 minutes.

The First American In China

November 5th, 2007 | 3 Comments »
After 9 hours on buses, taxis and a ferry boat, I stepped onto the beach of the small island of Jin Xua, China. I was, reportedly, the first American to ever visit the island’s small fishing village of 1,000 people, of which exactly none spoke English...

Marching for Democracy in China

July 28th, 2007 | 3 Comments »
When you wake up in the morning intent on joining a pro-democracy march in China, its one of those things that sounds impressive to brag home about. So, I put on my best fitting running shoes, protective long pants, and of course, grabbed my camera before heading out of the door. This is what I learned.

Guest Traveler: Davey “Dance” Fishel

June 21st, 2007 | 4 Comments »
A guest traveler video post from Davey Dance, a friend from college. This will make you laugh, I promise, but don't click here unless you want to lose the next hour of your day.

Things That Make Me Laugh: Japan

April 7th, 2007 | 4 Comments »
Travel constantly reminds me that we must always have a sense of humor. To help provide you a few laughs, may I present the first of an ongoing series, called "Things That Make Me Laugh." Here is the Japan edition.

A Fishy Tale: The Best Sushi In The World

March 31st, 2007 | 7 Comments »
In the land that invented it, a quest for The Best Sushi In The World. The question is, is it really what I want?

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Trip Stats

Months traveling: 48 months
Countries visited: 40

Cities visited: 304

Beds slept in: 377

Lowest point: Sipadan Island, Malaysia (-34m/-111ft)

Highest point: Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (5,895m/19,340ft)

Most southern point: The Caitlins, New Zealand

Most northern point: Moscow, Russia

Cases of bed bugs: 1

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