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Travel is, or can be, as much an inward as an outward experience, and mine proved to involve an important inner dimension. Cut off from all of my support systems, I was tested in some rather wild situations. I learned a great deal about myself – how to be alone, how...read more
You may know San Francisco for its famous Golden Gate Bridge, world class performing arts and museums, and cuisine, but don’t forget that you can play golf too. Here are some examples of how far a day – and night – in San Francisco can take you. Don’t miss the Back 9...read more
A tiny island, a dot on the map between Fiji, Tahiti, Australia and New Guinea, is attracting attention from avid divers and botanists. Flying into the French Territory of New Caledonia, within the Melanesian sub-region of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll cross the barrier...read more
Hi Friends, I'd like to share my travel friend, Londoner Nick's perspective about the Olympic Games. P.S. Links to blogs about my recent trips to Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Germany and France are here. LONDON The British Bollywood Celebration for the Torch The...read more
5 Factoids About Estonia: 1.) Second tallest people in the world. First are the Dutch. 2.) Estonian's are known for their fashion models. It is the birthplace of the legendary supermodel Carmen Kass. 3.) It has the oldest Medieval Gothic 14th Century...read more
Mayanmar is a "hot" destination these days. My travel writer colleague at USA Today told me she had a very hard time getting hotel reservations. My experience was quite different. We made plans online and stayed in family-owned little hotels and guesthouses. We went...read more
Top Five Sites to See in Berlin, Germany My third trip to Berlin I realized you'll never have enough days to see all you want to. Last year I visited friends who live in Berlin and these are their recommendations for Must See Sites. Make it Fun One of the most...read more
Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest capitols with a royal touch; the monarchy. Denmark is known for having the highest quality of life among developed countries. The Danes love to drink, party, soak up the sun and tell you how great Denmark is. Take a peek at some...read more
If traveling to more than 100 countries on six continents doesn't teach you something, well, you're just not paying attention. It's safe to say that Marybeth Bond is an A student. She's the author of 12 travel books and the editor of Alsunnah.info, an online...read more
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” --Robert Louis Stevenson “A-a-a-all abora-a-ard,” chimed the conductor at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station as we hurried down the platform toward the...read more
and for over 300 years it lay at the bottom of the Stockholm harbor. In the 1950's a private researcher began to search for her. He knew that wooden ships are preserved in the brackish waters of the Baltic. In more salty water, wood is rapidly destroyed by the ship...read more
Panamá, which is a true land bridge between North and South America, is home to more than 10,000 species of plants, 1,500 species of trees and nearly 1,000 species of birds. When searching for the right land trip or cruise, look for one that differentiates itself by...read more