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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Literary Travels: A Year in the World

I am struggling to make my way through the last few chapters of A Year in the World by Frances Mayes that my friend loaned me several months ago. She thought the cover looked "cool" and bought it, but quickly handed it off to me, complaining that she was having to look up every other …

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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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