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Bart Beeson

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Bart is a freelance writer based in Burlington, Vermont.  After graduating college Bart moved to Cordoba, Argentina, where he spent a year teaching English before embarking on a year long backpacking journey around South America, inspiring his love of travel. Bart is currently a regular contributor to Travel Weekly magazine, and has published articles in The Washington Post, USA Today's GoEscape New England, Foreign Policy and Everett Potter's Travel Report, among other media outlets. When he's not travelling he can be found hiking, boating or mountain biking with his dog, Kesey.

Posts by Bart Beeson

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  • 1
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    I’m not sure it’s the most underrated, but I know a lot of people avoid spending time in Mexico City when visiting the country. After spending four years there, I really got to know the city and it’s fascinating. Great food, museums, architecture, history, etc. And just an hour from Teotihuacan. Every time I had a friend visit they were always surprised and impressed.

  • 2
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    While you can’t do it everywhere, I had some really great experiences hitchhiking through Argentina and Chile. If you have the time and can afford to wait for rides it can be a great experience. I met a lot of interesting folks — and I loved the spontaneity of it — that you never know who’s going to stop.

  • 3
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    I think this depends on how long I’m travelling for. If it’s a longer trip, I prefer travelling alone — you always meet more people when you’re travelling by yourself, and it’s all up to you how much time you want to spend in any particular location. For shorter trips, I prefer having a companion — someone to share the experience with.

  • 4
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that it’s important to put yourself out of your comfort zone every now and then. When I moved to Argentina when I was 22 I’d never left the country, didn’t know anyone there, and didn’t speak Spanish very well, so was pretty nervous. It ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and one that’s had, and continues to have, a huge impact on my life.