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Avoiding Good Decisions and other Vacation Goals

Wendy Dale is looking for love in all the wrong places. Travel Book Review: Avoiding Prison & Other Noble Vacation Goals by Wendy Dale Continue reading

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King of the Urinals

I realized today that I am magic. When I walked out of the men’s room at the Atlanta Airport, the urinals flushed in unison as if to thank me for stopping by.
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Evening in Esperanza

The evening sounds of Esperanza, a small village on the island of Vieques Continue reading

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We Only Notice You When You’re Gone

A visit to San Juan made me wonder: Why do we notice the abandoned more on vacation than when at home? Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide to El Yunque

Here’s a step-by-step guide to spending a few hours in El Yunque National Forest near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Visiting El Yunque: The Only Rainforest in the National Park System

The basics about a visit to El Yunque National Forest – Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Epicenter: Portsmouth

When the world ends, will it all start in Portsmouth, Ohio? Continue reading

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Lion Attacks and Safaris

Travel Book Review: Man Eaters Motel (and other stops on the railway to nowhere: an East African Traveler’s Nightbook) by Denis Boyles (1991) Continue reading

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A Few Bad Meals

I have discovered a few bad meals in my travels–and even a famous travel editor has had the same problem. Continue reading

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My favorite Spam

Having a blog means that you get bombarded with spam comments, but this one is awesome. Continue reading

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