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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK This online magazine and travelers' network provides original and imaginative features as well as insightful historical and cultural articles about unusual destinations. A Bhutanese writer recently wrote about his country's efforts to tread a middle path between modernity and tradition. The site also hosts housing and equipment exchanges, travel recommendations and volunteer opportunities.