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Death Highway and War: A Tour through the Eyes of the Vietnamese

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Share it now! Arriving in Hue, Central Vietnam, I can immediately see the difference from the north. It’s calmer, more relaxed, the people are friendlier and the streets cleaner. Hue is a huge city with a lot of history, specifically … Continue reading

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Todo Cambia – What is it like in Cuba?

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Share it now!Much has been written about the ruin of previously unspoiled travel destinations due to the overwhelming popularity of the very things that made them desirable to begin with:  Natural beauty unmarred by hotel high-rises;  arts as opposed to … Continue reading

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The best time to visit Cuba is NOW

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Share it now!My daughter Dawn and I knew Cuba would play with our expectations as soon as we landed.  The female personnel at the Havana airport were dressed in conventional style uniforms but where their skirt hems ended they had … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Travel Safety

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Share it now!Whether you are going to New York City or Nairobi, it is important to be a responsible traveler. Often times, tourists fall into traps due to their own lack of awareness and failure of judgment. True there are … Continue reading

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Five Tips for having a positive travel experience

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Share it now!Traveling abroad to a foreign country where you don’t know the language or the culture can be quite daunting. You are probably going to ask your friends or read a few travel books before you hop on the … Continue reading

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Just do it

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Share it now!My dear friend Gina wrote on her blog today to just get out there and do it because “none of us is guaranteed a next time.” That made me think about my own philosophy of life. I hardly … Continue reading

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Fun things to do during the summer holidays

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Share it now!It’s summer time already. The temperature is rising, the economy is still tight and the kids are out of school. It’s time to go to the pool, watch movies and have sleep-overs. But after a few days, you … Continue reading

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The Go Eat Give movement

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Share it now!Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have asked me “What is the idea behind Go Eat Give?” “Is it just a web site or more?” “What do you hope to achieve through it?” and “How … Continue reading

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How to avoid travel scams

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Share it now!I have heard numerous stories over the years about how people have returned from a vacation with sour stories of stolen passport, money or expensive items. And then there are others that fall victims to con artists and … Continue reading

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Inspiring global humanitarians to travel

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Share it now!As mentioned in my earlier post about the Global Health & Humanitarin Summit, I presented a session on “Volunteering Abroad – from a writer’s perspective” at the summit. My 20 minutes session focused on trends in volunteer vacationing, my … Continue reading

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