Stuck in one place? Need a virtual vacation? Check out the blog of Andy HoboTraveler.com (yes, as far as I can tell that's his actual name). Currently in Niger, Andy writes frequently about his travels, his thoughts on aid, poverty, food, transportation, and more, along with some gorgeous photos. He may not write with the best grammar or poetic descriptions, but he's on the ground in Niger, and provides a fascinating glimpse of a place I may never see in person.