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#WordlessWednesday : Travel Truth

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#WordlessWednesday : Travel Magic

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Why travel outside our comfort zone?

Faithful reader, you know that I love to travel. Did you know that people sometimes ask me why? I could give them the (yawn) cookie-cutter internet-search answer that vacations reduce stress, leave us rested and rejuvenated, with improved productivity when we get back … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday : Travel tattoo

I love this quote from J.R.R. Tolkien — seriously considering this tattoo despite my extreme fear of physical pain!

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Athens

Athens, capital of Greece, is an ancient city, with a history going back more than 3000 years. Its influence on Europe is so great that it is called “the cradle of Western civilization”. You go there expecting a living monument … Continue reading

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Travel Tips

Happy 2016! We start off the new year with a guest post by Scott W. Scott has been an independent traveler to over fifty countries,and has learnt a lot along the way. Scott believes that travel is a mindset, but … Continue reading

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Hiatus in Haiti

I am aware of the oft-repeated data point that Haiti is “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.” As we took off for Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, I was primed for poverty. Having been there, I have to say … Continue reading

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Thailand and Myanmar

Most trips to Thailand start in its capital, Bangkok — the city of contrasts. High-rises are cheek-by-jowl with elegant red-tiled old buildings. There are as many beautiful golden Buddhas as there are  “working girls” in every direction you look. The two faces … Continue reading

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The Time of Your Life

A busload of kids chanting, “One more day! One more day! One more day!” You have probably seen the commercial suggesting that one more day of vacation is priceless. It shines a spotlight on that all too common American phenomenon … Continue reading

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Zip lining with Gibbons in Laos

January, 2015: We were in Bokeo, Laos primarily for the Gibbon Experience.  Black gibbons are indigenous to this part of Laos, and an endangered species. Poaching and logging over the years reduced their numbers to a pitiful level, and this project … Continue reading

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