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One Thing You Must Do On Vacation

The Sunday paper and your friends will command, “You absolutely must . . . while on vacation.” They are wrong. Continue reading

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Oahu is a lilypad

Oahu is but a lily pad. Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiding Alongside the Andes

Travel Book Review: Sara Wheeler delivers a great travel book in Travels in a Thin Country, a story of her journey through Chile Continue reading

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What will annoy travelers in 2012

What will annoy travelers in 2012? Part 3 of 2012 travel trends & predictions. Continue reading

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2012 Travel Trends: Air Travel Predictions

Look for these 5 Air Travel Trends for 2012: This is part 2 of my 2012 travel trends & predictions. You may need to drive to find the best deals.  Due in part to premium pricing for non-stops, you will … Continue reading

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2012 Travel Trends, Part 1: Deals

2012 travel trends and predictions by travel expert Matthew Stone, part 1 of 3: finding travel deals be in 2012. Continue reading

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Diamond Head is a Sphinx

Diamond Head does not loom over Honolulu. It does not cast a shadow on Waikiki from above. It is the Sphinx, sneaking up
from inland to the shore, Continue reading

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Book Review: Unappealing Mexico City

Book Review of First Stop in the New World by David Lida, a travel book which makes Mexico City seem, in his own words, like a “walking disaster.” Continue reading

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A Winter Prairie

Winter in the Midwest. The travel magazines always fail to tell you that the prairies can be as beautiful as the mountains. Continue reading

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Learning in Vegas with Liza Jascolt

Professor Liza Jascolt teaches a hands-on casino management course at the University of Houston. Continue reading

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