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Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?

So you are about to head out on that trip of a lifetime with everything planned to the last detail. Pets are cared for, house sitter arranged, contingency plans are set at work for your absence, every last detail addressed … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive And Possibly The Most Disgusting Coffee In The World

You drank what? Those of you who know me know I often rail about the injustices perpetuated upon coffee. From a mainstream retailer over-roasting to the atrocity that is instant coffee. I fully realize there are far more noble causes, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 24Feb12 Vietnam

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is an artisan working on traditional Vietnamese lacquerware. This art form, popular in India and Asia is based off of a waterproofing technique used for wooden bowls and vessels since before 5000BC. The … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 13Jan12 Bali, Indonesia

Padma, the sacred lotus, is a native to tropical Asia and Queensland Australia and the subject of this week’s Travel Photo. Commonly found in water gardens, they are also commercially grown in farms as a food source as well as … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 3Nov11 Vietnam

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is of traditional water puppets in Vietnam. The art of water puppetry began over a thousand years ago in the rural farming communities of the Red River delta in northern Vietnam. Most … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Of The Week 23Sept11 Vietnam

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us down the life blood of Vietnam, the Mekong River to be stared down by the eyes of a river boat. In Vietnam there are several stories as to why boats have … Continue reading

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Man In The Moon Or The Rabbit On The Moon?

As a kid I would hear of the man in the moon, but I never saw it. I had a very active imagination -  my mother would argue an overly active imagination – but I never saw the man in … 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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What is a “Mer-ee”?

Not every one is familiar with Mer-ee so I have asked our mascot and favorite travel companion to tell in his own words a little about himself. Mer-ee has been great fun to travel with and has been a great … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 12April11 Vietnam

        This week’s Travel Photo takes us to the “Pearl of the Orient”, Vietnam. Claudia and I encountered this scene while exploring the Mekong River outside of Ho Chi Min City (Saigon). Throughout time, rivers are the … Continue reading

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