Robert Young Pelton is my travel idol. He is one of a very small number of journalists who travel to war zones all around the world, fearlessly documenting things that the average US citizen can’t even begin to contemplate.
In this article, RYP provides some great third-word travel advice. If you haven’t read his book The World’s Most Dangerous Places, your travel education is incomplete.
You’ll also want to take a look at the same author’s followup article.