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A Chinese tourist in Germany unwittingly signed an asylum application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks, according to reports.

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Turkish officials said the attackers blew themselves up after shooting dozens of people at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. At least 28 are dead.

Jenny Chen, a resident of Wallingford, has gone missing while backpacking in Mexico. Here, Chen is seen while traveling in Puebla, Mexico, in March. (Courtesy of Jonathan Reinhard)

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Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.

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Jenny Chen, 26, was backpacking in Mexico for several weeks. Her friends last heard from her April 11, her husband says.

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Being an ex-expat raises questions: If you move home, will it feel right? If you revisit the foreign city where you once lived, will you find it the same?

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Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.

Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt using a GPS device or smart phone app. There are over 2.5 million geocaches around the world and with those devices, geocachers can locate a hidden container that can be slightly bigger than a thumbtack or the size of a car. (Photo by Joanna M. Kresge)

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Geocaching, the GPS-driven treasure hunt with roots right here in Seattle, is the center-point for more and more trips between the Northwest and Europe.

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As Many Voices One Tribe readies for its first trip, Reagan Jackson reflects on how international travel can be a needed soul-healer for a person of color.

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In a continuation of the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama announced a U.S. Embassy will open in Havana.

A BoltBus driver loads luggage into the bottom of a bus in Seattle. (Photo by Holly Thorpe)

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No car? No cash? No problem. With the advent of cheap, “alternative” travel, crossing the border is easier than ever. But are transport services like BoltBus cheapening the experience of traveling “meaningfully?"

A vendor in the famous Ankara alley of Balogun Market in Lagos. (Photo by Lola Akinmade)

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At first glance, Seattle may not have a lot in common with Africa's largest city. But a Lagos native says a few things about the Emerald City always remind her of home.

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With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.

Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

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How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.

1990 RomCom "Green Card" depicted a French-American couple whose sham immigration marriage turned to true love.

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A green card marriage is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to the U.S. — but you'll have to convince the government your love is true.

Nomadness travelers in Pushkar, India earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Nomadness)

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Meet Evita Robinson, the woman behind the movement shattering the myth that people of color don’t travel.

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A new interactive art installation invites people to consider ways race, nationality, gender and other boxes are used to limit and divide people.

Delta’s inaugural flight to Hong Kong from Sea-Tac Airport in June. (Photo by Don Wilson/Port of Seattle)

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By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.

Was your bar tab closer to $400 or $40? (photo via Flickr user epsos)

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Five tourist scams to remember next time you travel

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It’s no coincidence that Seattle and Reykjavik have been sister cities since 1986.

Backpacker enjoying street food at a curbside cafe in Haiphong. (Photo from Flickr by HRamirez)

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On a bus on my way to Haiphong,  Seattle’s Vietnamese sister city, I chatted with another young American about our travels. He mentioned that...

A porter in Maguina, Cusco, Peru. (Photo from Flickr by Filipe Fortes)

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A tourist trek on the Inca Trail reveals a centuries old system of bondage.