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As goes Dubuque, so goes Hong Kong

In 1882, the rich in Hong Kong needed the Peak Tram to take them up Victoria Peak, and a rich man in Dubuque needed a cable car to take him home. Today, visitors can still take the railways the rich once used, to find some great views. Continue reading

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STL-BRU-HAM-LIM-WAW

St. Louis to Brussels to Hamburg to Lima to Warsaw … on a plane … takes a long time. Continue reading

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World Travel in Western Illinois

A Western Illinois trip down the Mississippi River Road takes me to exotic locales: Brussels, Warsaw, and Lima. Continue reading

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Tiger Love at O’Hare

The mural at Chicago O’Hare where tigers make love (out of nothing at all) Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Love High Speed Rail for All

Why high-speed rail doesn’t add up for most of the United States (except for the Northeast). Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

She wished him steaming trains that left from winter stations. Weekly travel quote Continue reading

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Virgin America, will you do me?

Is it fair to call Virgin America the best airline in America when they barely serve America? Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

What makes an experience “authentic”? In today’s travel quote. Continue reading

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You Gotta Belief

Belief the oneself is beat. Best fad at your oneself. Continue reading

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Me Traveler. You Tourist. {Grunt}

What to make of the traveler vs. tourist debate? I The Traveler want to feel superior to someone (You The Tourist). You are just here to have your picture taken. I am here to truly experience the culture. Me traveler. You tourist. GRUNT! Continue reading

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