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Penghu: The Hawaii of Taiwan?

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Lonely Planet Taiwan calls the Penghu Islands the “Hawaii of Taiwan.” Might Penghu be like an old-time Hawaii? And as a place known for its fishing industry, Penghu seems like a destination far from the tourist trail, a place with a major Matsu festival and therefore a tantalizing prospect for exploration.In search of the festival […]

Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove–right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did this happen?” Leaving Los Angeles […]

Count Something Important

Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited. After seven years at sea and a […]

Learning about Craic with Richard Bangs

Although my personal country count is over one hundred countries (by Traveler’s Century Club), I still have so many places to go on my list! For a long time, I have wanted to go to Iceland and Ireland (and Italy–George calls is my “I” List). When Richard Bangs spoke at our travel event in October, […]

Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy Anniversary!

PEARLS OF WISDOM 50 COUPLES EACH MARRIED 50 YEARS  As an assistant cruise director on the Love Boat, I hosted a party that included more than 2500 years of marriage.  I asked the couples to tell me their secrets. How did they stay married for over half a century, when most of us can’t even […]

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, […]

Discovering Algeria: Exploring Timgad

Guest Post by: Kit HerringFew people visit Algeria anymore because of internal strife, but I hitchhiked across the country in 1975.  Theses are some recollections of the country’s greatest archeological site, the Roman city of Timgad, as they appear in my novel, Descending the Cairo Side.  Here was once an African center of empire; today […]

Travel Happy Hour TONIGHT

TRAVEL HAPPY HOUR TONIGHT!Travel with Technology! What is your favorite travel app? TONIGHT!Tuesday November 29thMeet fellow travelers and the creators of both Ship Mate and StudioMini! Come to share your favorite app and learn what others are using on the road! WIN TICKETS to LACMA and Skirball Museums!First TWENTY people will receive FREE download codes […]

Give Thanks!

We are excited to share our news! Lisa’s article was published in Vagabundo magazine. We traveled to Taiwan last year and went to Penghu which is called the Hawaii of Taiwan!Here is the first paragraph from “The Elusive Matsu Pilgrimage of Penghu” Many of my trips involve searching, sometimes for an interesting place or festival […]

Give Yourself Time: The Joy of Taking a Break

Friends and family ask us, “How do you do it? How do you manage to leave for a year?” Others say, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of the dictionary definition of a vagabond as “…a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.” I prefer Ralph […]