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    At The End Of The World in Argentina

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Having succumbed to the sweltering heat in Buenos Aires, I can assure you that arriving at Ushuaia “The End of the World” Argentina in 45 degree Fahrenheit weather, wearing a t-shirt, sweat pants and flip flops was not the most pleasant feeling. I scurried off the plane and paused to look around at the scenery […]

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    LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND

    Friday, October 24, 2014

       LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND          One scenario in my not so old life has just happened this year that really made me lost. Losing a baby in the womb and having a miscarriage for a woman like me is really a terrible and painful experience life could bring…     […]

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    The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Richard Bangs is a judge for the We Said Go Travel Gratitude Writing Contest. Share your story in our sixth international contest. Enter now until Thanksgiving. This story about him is from Outside Magazine. Sponsored by Tudor. The Father of Adventure Travel: Richard Bangs For more than 40 years, no one has done more to shine […]

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    What America Means to Me

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    America is a tired farmer wiping sweat from his brow as he sits on a flatbed of hay that he’s baled in a central Indiana field. America is the timeless beauty of the orange Texas sun glowing down on the ageless bricks of the Alamo at dusk. America is a child with a red face […]

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    Living Beyond Breast Cancer: “We Can Survive” Concert Oct 24

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    STAR-STUDDED “WE CAN SURVIVE” CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL TO BENEFIT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER OCTOBER 24. 2014 #WCS Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Alicia Keys, Sia, Paramore and Lady Antebellum and Gwen Stefani to Headline   Join me at the We Can Survive Concert presented by 5-hour ENERGY and CBS Radio benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer […]

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    India: If Not Now, Then When

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    India: If Not Now, Then When “Excuse me miss, are you travelling by yourself?” he asked. “Yes”, she replied rather vehemently. A tiny voice inside her head murmuring out aloud reminding her that this was such a contrast to the somewhat awkward self-conscious girl she once was. That was two years ago. In an ‘if […]

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    Revisiting Hong Kong and Its (Disappearing) Neon Signs

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    I still remember my first impressions of Hong Kong. Racing through Kowloon in the back seat of a red taxi at midnight in 1990, I saw the neon. Bright and colorful, flashing and still, the neon signs peered at me through the side streets as my taxi made its way to the quiet of the […]

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    Alma Del Barrio: First Annual Salsa Fest this Sunday

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Life is better when you dance, so come dance SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2014 @ The Lawton Plaza, adjacent to LMU Library with four top LA Bands: Jose “Perico” Hernandez y Son de la Tierra Cal State LA Afro-Latin Ensemble The Echo Park Project Son Mayor FREE Lesson 11:20-11:50am with 8x world champion Cristian Oviedo You […]

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    All to catch a glimpse of an Arctic sunset

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

     All to catch a glimpse of an Arctic sunset The last time I excitedly went into a rant about the race, 78° North and how incredible it’s going to be (whilst on crutches) a mountain guide replied “you can forget about it”. Something I was refusing to consider, never mind accept. Well that was it.I thought that choosing a […]

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    Daughters to Zion

    Monday, October 20, 2014

                I stood in awe at the grandeur before me.  Nature had taken the flat Utah desert as her canvas.  With sand, water, and an abundance of time as the palette, the result was a masterpiece, Zion National Park.             As our car rested in front of a cabin in Springdale, Utah,  a free bus […]

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Oct
25

At The End Of The World in Argentina

Having succumbed to the sweltering heat in Buenos Aires, I can assure you that arriving at Ushuaia “The End of the World” Argentina in 45 degree Fahrenheit weather, wearing a t-shirt, sweat pants and flip flops was not the most pleasant feeling. I scurried off the plane and paused to look around at the scenery […]

Read More
2014-10-07_5434130ee080c_1487794_10152685073021768_3161140280885969483_o.jpg
Oct
24

LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND

   LOST AND FOUND IN THAILAND          One scenario in my not so old life has just happened this year that really made me lost. Losing a baby in the womb and having a miscarriage for a woman like me is really a terrible and painful experience life could bring…     […]

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Oct
23

What America Means to Me

America is a tired farmer wiping sweat from his brow as he sits on a flatbed of hay that he’s baled in a central Indiana field. America is the timeless beauty of the orange Texas sun glowing down on the ageless bricks of the Alamo at dusk. America is a child with a red face […]

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Oct
22

India: If Not Now, Then When

India: If Not Now, Then When “Excuse me miss, are you travelling by yourself?” he asked. “Yes”, she replied rather vehemently. A tiny voice inside her head murmuring out aloud reminding her that this was such a contrast to the somewhat awkward self-conscious girl she once was. That was two years ago. In an ‘if […]

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Oct
21

All to catch a glimpse of an Arctic sunset

 All to catch a glimpse of an Arctic sunset The last time I excitedly went into a rant about the race, 78° North and how incredible it’s going to be (whilst on crutches) a mountain guide replied “you can forget about it”. Something I was refusing to consider, never mind accept. Well that was it.I thought that choosing a […]

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2014-10-10_54382d4ed64fd_EmeraldPoolslowerwaterfalls.jpg
Oct
20

Daughters to Zion

            I stood in awe at the grandeur before me.  Nature had taken the flat Utah desert as her canvas.  With sand, water, and an abundance of time as the palette, the result was a masterpiece, Zion National Park.             As our car rested in front of a cabin in Springdale, Utah,  a free bus […]

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They Said

Munnar
Feb
27

Virgin Hills of Munnar, India

Munnar, often called the “Switzerland of India,” beckons tourists to visit and re-visit to relax in its breathtaking natural beauty. A hill station at 1600 meters above sea-level, Munnar is the meeting point of three mountain streams and is situated in Idukki district of Kerala in the Western Ghats of South India. The picturesque town […]

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botswana
Feb
27

Botswana: The Luxury of a Mobile Safari

The mobile safari is becoming more and more popular and we are not surprised. A mobile safari can offer any standard of tent for any budget with the main emphasis being on the fact you have a private guide, and will stay at private campsites set up just for you. This is of course impossible […]

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Alisal Ranch & Resort Breakfast Ride (11)
Feb
27

Weekend Escapes: Santa Barbara Wine Country

Sometimes all you need is a weekend getaway to escape the weekly grind. My recent getaway to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang, California, the heart of wine country, was the perfect destination. After a long week, we left Los Angeles after dark, and after traffic, to drive up to Santa Barbara. Two hours […]

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SilverCityHighway
Feb
27

Road-tripping: Silver City Highway in Australia

Road trips are like a good nights sleep – they foster a sense of freedom and possibility. Gather a carefully curated selection of travel buddies, songs and snacks and you have formed the foundations of an adventure full of a million memories and laughs. Choosing a destination can be tricky. Do you swim in the […]

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We Said

Dec
18

Bahia de Kino: Part II, "The Realization"

Considering the way that we came to hear of Kino, from a Canadian miner in Mongolia, our expectations of the place were lofty. We were ready to explore, taste, and find paradise. After eating breakfast while taking in the lovely bay, Perry, the co-owner of Casa Tortuga, joined us and said in a matter-of-fact tone, […]

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Dec
12

Oxfam-Quebec 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials

Students in Burkina Faso in the contest! My science students are the first USA students to participate in the OXFAM-Quebec 20th international Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials!! Their toys are in the Montreal Biodome! 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials (ICFT) Over 200 toys have been collected from 10 countries […]

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Dec
11

Mexico: Bahia de Kino, The Foundation Part 1

Three years ago while my wife and I traveled around the world for a year, we spent some time in the Mongolian capitol of Ulaanbaaatar before heading into the emptiness of the Gobi Desert. While roaming the streets of the capitol one afternoon, we ran into a Canadian miner at a video game store.  He […]

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Dec
9

Total Lunar Eclipse Saturday December 10, 2011

There will be a total Lunar Eclipse visible on Saturday December 10, 2011 from 6:06am  – 6:57am in the Northern Western United States. Next Total Lunar Eclipse visible in this area will be April 15, 2014. More information on this photo, Shadow and Substance, click here. There are also amazing graphics that will show you […]

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