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What’s Your Religion? New Questions in Myanmar Foreshadowing of the Past Week’s Events

Growing up in The United States, inquiring about somebody’s religious orientation doesn’t generally breach the- we just met, hello, what’s your name, conversations. But in Myanmar, as I quickly learned, it doe...


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Travel News: Google Street View Takes Us to the Everest

If you’ve ever played around with Google Maps Street View, you’ll know you could see what houses look like no the other side of the Earth, what their streets and stores look like. With the recent addition of famous,...



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Travel News: The “Best Job in the World” is Back!

Recently, Tourism Australia launched a competition on late March 4th, called “Best Jobs in the World.” To apply, one must upload a 30 second video explaining why they should be chosen for the opportunity of taking o...


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Travel News: Building A New Titanic

The tragic sinking of the Titanic is known worldwide through documentaries, books, news, and even pop culture. The Titanic was honored internationally in 2012 as it was the one-hundredth year since its descent into the icy wate...



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Travel News: United Airlines Kicks Off Travel Writer for Taking a Picture of His Seat

About a week ago, travel blogger for UPGRD, Matthew Klint, was kicked off a United Airlines flight to Turkey for taking a picture of the back of the seat in front of him (pictured above). According to AMERICAblog, after snappin...


Travel News: British Couple Killed in Thailand While On Round-the-World Bike Trip

Last Wednesday, a British couple on a round-the-world cycling tour were killed in an accident in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson were both artists, aged 34 from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. They’d set off on ...