Top Tens of Travel

When I was in grade school, I remember making top ten lists with my friends. Top ten boys, top ten songs, top ten movies, etc. The order was susceptible to change at any moment, but the idea was popular for years. I still find myself making similar lists today--facebook asks for my favorite movies/books/etc., my significant …

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Literary Travels: Little Bee

Every time I think I'm going to make some headway on my book pile, which I've started compiling electronically thanks to GoodReads.com, someone at work leaves a new book on my desk. I'm not really complaining-- I've read some pretty incredible novels thanks to input from fellow bookies at work, the latest being Chris Cleave's …

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Booking Trips: Yourself v. Agent

One of my New Year's resolutions is to do a better job of documenting my trips-- big and small-- on the blog. Sometimes I get so caught up in making sure I get an international trip in each year that I miss out on thoroughly enjoying and sharing some of the smaller road trips I …

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Favorite Travel Quotes: Part 1

Over the years, I've found I'm not as much into purchasing nick-knacks in other countries as I am into taking pictures and some video. Sometimes people like to see what I bought, but most of the time they want to read the journal I kept or see the pictures I took so they can get …

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Being Happy and Content

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of …

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What I Don’t Know About India

After finally getting around to watching Slumdog Millionaire, I was reminded that my world view is still incredibly limited to the few places I have been. (India not being one of those places.) As an avid reader, I try to stay abreast of both international news stories as well as the fictitious plots of novels set …

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