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Is Travel With Kids “Worth it?”

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“I’ve always said I didn’t want kids because I wanted to travel and adventure… but meeting you guys has blown that argument out of the water…” I laughed over my wine glass as our backpacker guest of the evening proceeded to ask a million questions about “How we do it” with four kids, and expressed […]

OMG: Falling through Delta’s cracks

I’m in the travel business, right? I’m also a bright cookie (I know this because my mother’s been telling me that my whole life).  So, really, WTF happened that I found myself on the phone with Delta, ten days before leaving for Bali, saying: “What do you mean we have a ten-hour layover in Tokyo? […]

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 […]

Survivor Samoa

Survivor Samoa Or How did I fall on my Head and other survivor stories at Virgin Cove. Leaving Los Angeles for a summer of sun in Samoa and the South Pacific, I had no idea of the Survivor Stories that would unfold so quickly. It took us nearly 3 days just to get there as we […]

Turbulent Tonga

After three glorious weeks on the beautiful islands of Samoa, we boarded the two hour Air Pacific flight from Apia to Nadi in Fiji, the most convenient access point for Tonga. We noticed there that the onward flight from Nadi to Nukalofa, Tongatapu was likely delayed and could not seem to get any accurate information […]

Taipei to Kenting: Flying on the High Speed Train

Going to Taiwan felt different to me. I did not really converse with George about it. I did not waiver. I just decided and organized the tickets with frequent flyer miles. Sometimes I do not know what I want or honestly I do not want to share my preferences but this time I just did […]

Oh the Places you Can go: Morocco

Uncovering Jewish Morocco Lisa Niver Rajna will share travel tips for and information about the Jewish side of Morocco and Marrakech tours. By Amy Sommer  |  March 06, 2011 We’ve heard so much about North African turmoil of late that it is easy to forget that this part of the world is the cradle of history for most […]

Colonial Colombia: Santa Marta and Taganga

Article first published as Colonial Colombia: Santa Marta and Taganga on Technorati. Traveling north of Cartagena along the Colombian coast you reach two towns, Santa Marta and Taganga, jewels of the Caribbean coast. We went one way by Marsol, van transport and back by public bus. Because George is fluent in Spanish from his years […]