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Travel Photo of the Week 12July12 Mount Everest

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the top of the world, Sagarmāthā or as it is known by most westerners, Mount Everest. Called Sagarmāthā in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, both words translate to Holy Mother … Continue reading

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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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Travel Photo of the Week 25April12 Angkor Wat Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Sanskrit for city of temples, is both the largest religious complex and one of the oldest continually used religious sites in the world. Built in the early 12th century, the entire complex is a microcosm of the Hindu … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 11April12 Nicaragua

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Nicaragua, to the volcanic island of Ometepe in Lago de Nicaragua to see ancient petroglyphs. Although petroglyphs can be found throughout the country of Nicaragua they are heavily concentrated on … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 21Mar12 Bali, Indonesia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the “Island of the gods” Bali, Indonesia. UNESCO-nominated Jatiluwih Terraced Rice Fields is the backdrop for a newly married Balinese couple. Jatiluwih translates into truly marvelous, and what better backdrop than … 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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Adapt, Improvise and Overcome: What the Marine Corps taught me about travel

Popularized by Clint Eastwood as Gunny Highway in Heartbreak Ridge, the Marine Corps phrase “adapt, improvise and overcome!” is really the rule of the road for life and travel, as both will throw you curve balls. When things don’t go … Continue reading

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