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In Nepal, One Women Helps End Child Slavery

In Nepal, One Women Helps End Child Slavery

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In Nepal, child slavery wasn’t on the national radar until one women came upon the scene.  Olga and I became friends over a decade ago. At that time she told me  “some women fall in love with men–I fall in love with countries.” She visited Nepal in 1984 to go trekking in the Himalayas where she […]

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Remembering Valentines & Romance in Kathmandu

Remembering Valentines & Romance in Kathmandu

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“Do what you love and love will follow,” my mother told me. So I took off alone around the world to walk, hike, climb, cycle and kayak my way through six continents and more than 70 countries around the world.   Along the way I never celebrated Valentine’s Day. I was sitting on a low sofa […]

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Giving Back

Giving Back

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A rewarding aspect of travel is learning about organizations around the world that help the people and places we visit, and giving back to them to support their causes. Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation (NYOF) The Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, founded by Olga Murray, is a nonprofit organization based in Sausalito, California that provides education, health […]

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Touchdown in Chaotic, Exotic Nepal

Touchdown in Chaotic, Exotic Nepal

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No one taking a daytime flight into Nepal should miss the jaw-dropping sight of the Himalayas along the northern horizon. In the Bangkok Airport my daughter and I requested window seats on the right side of the plane in hopes of seeing the massive peaks. TIP: Arrive at the airport early to snag a window […]

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Nepal or Bust in 2008

Nepal or Bust in 2008

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The Christmas gifts are opened and everyone’s happy, so it’s time to pack for the next trip. As you — my traveling friends know — my favorite gift is a boarding pass! On January 1st, my 19-year-old daughter (JC) and I leave via Thai Airways for Bangkok, where we’ll spend 2 days then fly to […]

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