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When traveling, conquering fears has its rewards

Posted on April 27, 2017

As I looked down at the amazing Cappadocia countryside, it hit me how much fear can inhibit one from experiencing new ...

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Have ship, will travel

Posted on March 1, 2017

Cruising on a ship is my preferred way of exploring the world. What can be better than a hotel that travels with you? ...

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Cruising the Top End of Australia

Posted on February 1, 2017

I enjoyed a marvelous experience cruising the Top End of Australia – the Kimberley region west of Darwin.

Da ...

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Swimming the Streets of the New China

Posted on January 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim upstream with a school of fish? Just replace those fish in your ...

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Experiencing the Marches Provençal

Posted on January 2, 2017

One of the best ways you can experience a place is to visit the local market, to get your hands on the local produce, ...

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Off Season Travel Should Be On Your Radar

Posted on December 1, 2016

I am hooked on off-season travel. A whirlwind trip to Paris over Thanksgiving weekend in 1994 convinced me of the cha ...

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Did I hear someone say cheese?

Posted on November 9, 2016

A recent trip to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, offered several wonderful surprises. These surprises came in f ...

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Nameless in Namibia

Posted on September 7, 2016

I find that being nameless is the oddest thing. I grew up in a country that named even the smallest hill. We had one ...

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A Visit to a Foreign Land Changed My Mind About Group Travel

Posted on July 18, 2016

Make no bones about it: I am not a person who likes to travel with a group of strangers. Partly because my spouse an ...

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The Curious Openness in China’s Censorship

Posted on July 7, 2016

Ok, found myself wide awake at 3:00am the first night in Beijing after a flight over the Pacific. Great. Jet lag? Of ...

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Island Gem in South Australia’s Backyard Wilderness

Posted on May 12, 2016

Where would you go if you had two weeks to spend down under in Oz? Many travelers would settle on an itinerary like t ...

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Uncovering the True Aloha Spirit

Posted on March 1, 2016

The best way to dig into a culture is to spend time with the locals – exploring, asking questions, and listening. I ...

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A Better Way of Getting Up Close and Personal with Maui’s Majestic Whales

Posted on February 28, 2016

There are many opportunities to see whales in Hawaii, but the best and most unique way to get up close and personal w ...

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How the Four Seasons Resort Lanai convinced a semi-reluctant technophobe to embrace Larry Ellison’s vision

Posted on February 24, 2016

Larry Ellison, the former CEO of Oracle, owns 97% of the actual, physical land of Lanai, one of the eight major Hawai ...

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