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The birth of empathy between siblings is a beautiful thing to witness. One of the many unexpected joys of living abroad is watching the way such a powerful experience changes your children. For the better. Kids who travel together, learn to rely on each other in a deeper way than life in suburban America demands.
When we left for Italy, Katie and…Continue
This is a great month to travel in Southern California. The weather is cooler, but the “rainy season” hasn’t started, and daylight savings time doesn’t end until November 6.
In La Jolla, San Diego’s favorite…Continue
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Oklahoma City is a place that exudes charm, character, sorrow and a spirit that inspires visitors to live their lives more meaningfully. I spent three fascinating days in this city …and like others who came before me and those who will follow… my soul was changed forever.
Arriving at the…Continue
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Our last tour day in VN was reserved for a trip down the infamous Mekong River. Mary Ann and I had flown over the headwaters of the Mekong located high in the Himalaya mountains while we were in Nepal. We had floated on the Mekong when we visited the Golden Triangle area of Thailand. Both of those wonderful trips are archived in this blog.
I could not help but think that we were probably on the same molecules of water we saw leave the Himalaya. The length of the river is over 3000…Continue
Added by Forrest Walker on September 25, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments
Mitt Romney – yes the GOP candidate – is La Jolla’s newest celebrity resident. In fact, he and his wife Ann bought their beachfront home here in…Continue
1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger…Continue
There is a religion in Vietnam called Cao Dai. The full name is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (Great Religion [of The] Third Period [of] Revelation [and] Salvation). That might be the least complicated thing I know about it. The religion has approximately 30 million followers in Vietnam. They believe that before god existed, there was the Tao. Then a big bang occured from which God was created. In order for God to create the heavans and the earth he first had to create the Yin and the…Continue
Caroline’s is perched on a sandstone bluff and serves up a 180° blue-water panorama, as well as healthy, California-style meals.
Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Boston Sunset from the Top of the Deck
It's hard to argue that Boston is not the birthplace of America. Just take a walk along the Freedom trail, and you can relive American history. You too can walk the steps of Samuel Adams and imagine America succeeding from the British, and follow the footsteps of Paul Revere and the Boston Tea Party. Indeed,…Continue
Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 22, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments
If you’re vacationing in Cancun, on the Mayan Riviera, the Costa Maya, or elsewhere on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, coast or the majestic Maya archaeological ruins of the interior…
We stumbled upon a very detailed step-by-step, illustrated guide on how to "crack, crunch and suck out the best bits" of Shanghai hairy crabs, on CNNGo. Couldn't have stopped for a second to wonder why on earth would anyone eat anything that looks like a mitten, from another planet.
We saw HCMC (onetime Saigon) on the fly. We used it as a base to visit both the tunnels of Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta. Consequently this will be a short post.Continue
Added by Forrest Walker on September 22, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
Customized itineraries are an important aspect of…Continue
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The 2011 Fantasy Fest celebration in Key West is the 32nd year of weeklong fun on and around Duval Street and this year it runs from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 30.
This year’s theme is “ Aquatic Afrolic “ and please note that some of the events listed below are official and sanctioned by the Fantasy Fest committee that oversees the event and some events that are “unofficial” may require you to check with locals to confirm that they are still scheduled on their…Continue
Added by Ann, TS on September 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
TOURISM & MORE'S "TOURISM TIDBITS"
For September 2011
Protecting the Female Traveler
Since the inception of modern tourism women have played a significant role in the development of the world's largest composite industry. The tourism industry is proud of the fact that as one of the world's newest industries, women have played a profound role in tourism success. One only needs to attend almost any tourism or travel industry conference and to quickly…Continue