Monthly Archives: June 2011

Situational Awareness part 2

Part 2 A few years ago on a trip in Jamaica my cab driver stopped at an intersection and went to his trunk. As I watched through the space between the open trunk and the car from the back seat, … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness part 1

Knowing what is going on around you is one of the best ways to keep safe while traveling. GI Joe used to profess that “knowing is half the battle.” As a former special operations Marine, it was ingrained into us … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17June11 Costa Rica

Northwest of the Costa Rican capital San Jose is Volcano Arenal, one of the world’s ten most active volcanos. Located in the appropriately named area of La Fortuna, this conical shaped volcano rises to a height of 5,358 feet with … Continue reading

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Adapting to Foreign Power

Even the most seasoned traveler is often confused when sorting out global power and adaptor needs and all too often relies on the advice of the sales clerk at a pricey travel gadget store. We are all tethered to our … Continue reading

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June’s Travel Book Review Little Princes

Little Princes is this month’s Travel Book of the Month. A story of a man that set out with less than nobel intentions, yet found his way by making a difference in the lives of lost Nepalese children and their … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 06June11 California

In this week’s Travel Photo of the Week we head to the rugged central California coast to visit an elephant seal rookery where two females argue for space. San Simeon’s elephant seal rookery is the southern range of these fascinating … Continue reading

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Tips for touring a Mosque

So you have found yourself traveling in an area that has a mosque and not sure what to do. You are curious but intimidated. Not to worry you are not alone, to most westerners foreign religions can be overwhelming and … Continue reading

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