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Travel Photo of the Week 17Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a flower garland decorated Ganesha statue in Little India, Singapore. The elephant-headed deity is one of the most popular and easily recognizable of the plethora of Hindu gods. Renowned for his … Continue reading

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Why Do Images Of Buddha Look Different?

  Have you ever wondered why sometimes statues of Buddha are thin and serious looking and other times he is quite round and jovial? Think of the statues in your local Chinese restaurant and then your local Thai restaurant, they … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 10Sept11 Nepal

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us the the dusty streets of Durbur Square in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal to meet a Hindu holy man or sadhu. It is a common misconception that Nepal is predominantly … Continue reading

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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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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 6May11 Nepal

Namaste and welcome to this week’s Travel Photo of the Week as we travel to the sacred Kathmandu valley of Nepal. These spinning prayer wheels were photographed in the Buddhist Temple of Swayambhunath or as referred to by tongue-tied tourists, … 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 23Feb11

Shangri-La is what I like to call this photo. It was taken May 6, 2009 in Pokhara in the Himalaya’s of Nepal shortly after sunrise. The misty mountain clouds add a sereneness to this image of a mother and daughter … Continue reading

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