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This is your stop for stories and advice on how to experience off the beaten path travel around the globe. Travel author (Talking Tico), filmmaker, podcaster and photographer, Joe Baur, shares his experiences and expert advice on how to travel like a local from Rome to El Salvador complete with recommendations on language learning, books, movies and even podcasts. When he's not writing, he's the host of the Without A Path travel podcast and co-host of Beyond Borders. Have questions? Send an email. Otherwise, happy scrolling.

 

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Warsaw Off The Beaten Path Guide

Rust Belt


There’s steam rising from the sewers. A closed down factory looms over the neighborhood where weeds are squeezing out in between the cracks on the sidewalk. The roads are wide with the old red brick pavement sticking out near the crosswalk, neglected by a shrinking tax base and empty city coffers.There is the occasional main street with fresh pavement, a newly painted bike lane, and renovated buildings housing craft breweries, coffee shops and restaurants. They’re not far from the public housing, the 70-year-old pedestrian trying to cross the street to catch the bus, and the decrepit buildings ignored for decades with an invisible timer about to set off and turn it into another vacant surface parking crater. This is my Rust Belt and it's time you planned a trip to see it for yourself.

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Travel Books, Podcast & Off The Beaten Path Guides

Travel books by Joe Baur and travel guides that get you off the beaten path by featuring personal recommendations and experiences from around the world.