For a variety of reasons ranging from the time of year to me missing the mark, some posts slip under your collective radar. I recently highlighted some of your favorite travel photos from 2014 as well as the most popular articles in previous years but wanted to brush some digital dust off these posts you may have missed from the past year.

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Using Frequent Flyer Miles (Keeping You From Getting Free Flights)

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  • Posted January 16, 2014 – There are an estimated 17.5 trillion unused frequent flyer miles currently in limbo and the airlines aren’t making it easier to redeem them. Much of that has to do with how mysterious collecting and using miles seems to be. You might find you’ve already got an upgrade or free flight waiting after reading article.

What You Can Learn From Previous Winners Of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament To Increase Your Contest Chances

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  • Posted February 27, 2014 – Those of you who are subscribed and received my bi-monthly newsletter yesterday know there are some changes in store for 2016’s tournament. That doesn’t mean however that most of this advice isn’t still valid, help your city win, plus add some money to your pocket.

Is It Safe To Travel To Kiev Right Now?

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  • Posted May 15, 2014 – I spent a lot of time in Ukraine last year, watching its capital city recover from revolution as the rest of it moved closer to war. Visiting Maidan was a moving experience you might want to see for yourself, after evaluating the security situation.

Ask Expert Zulfiqar Rashid Exactly How Organized Child Beggary Works And What Travelers Can Do To Prevent It

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  • Posted June 3, 2014 – A lot of times we see children begging when traveling to certain parts of the world, unsure if we should give or certain we shouldn’t. Whatever side you’re on of the argument, unfortunately, the realities are a lot worse.

Does Traveling Age You Physically?

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  • Posted June 17, 2014 – You might be surprised at the amount of radiation you’re exposed to on a given flight, though more likely to impact your health is the lack of mobility in tight airplane seats. There are ways you can protect your body so you travel more comfortably through space and slower through time.
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You’ll Never Play Chess The Same Way Once You See How They Do It In Sarajevo

  • Posted July 15, 2014 – Many scholars believe chess’s rise in popularity around the Balkans during Communism is in large part because it provided one of the few socially acceptable creative outlets. The average age of these players gathered near Hostel City Center seems to further suggest this might be the case and if so, they’ve picked the ultimate game.

An Interview With The Geneticist Who Overcomes Flight Phobia To Study The World’s Fastest People

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  • Posted October 16, 2014 – If you’re at all interested in athletics, science, and travel, you’ll find this interview with Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis, whose life overlaps with all three, fascinating.

Ask Photojournalist Romain Carre What It’s Like To Report From Conflict Zones

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  • Posted November 4, 2014 – Live chats are one of my favorite monthly events on this site because of the wonderful guests we’ve all had an opportunity to meet. Travel means many things to everyone and so some like Romain, it’s about risking safety to tell the world what’s happening in it.

How I Plan To Use italki To Learn Arabic

  • Posted December 16, 2014 – One of the biggest challenges I’ve taken on in some time, immersing myself into a language to learn it at a deep level I can use on my travels. Here’s what the 3 month course with italki is like and how I’m progressing.

What Posts Stand Out For You?

Looking back on 2014, what types of stories would you like to see in 2015? I’m planning some of my most ambitious travel plans over the next 12 months and look forward to hearing your feedback. What you like or don’t – I’m all ears in the comments below!