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Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

Some of the most popular travel destinations during summer include cities and regions in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific.  Whether you plan to visit the Taj Mahal in India or check out the Great Wall of China, an important component of your travel planning should be a focus […]

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Philanthropic Travel Ideas: How to Volunteer on Vacation

Philanthropic Travel Ideas: How to Volunteer on Vacation

If you want to make a difference and lend a hand, here’s how to volunteer on vacation. I promise you, you will never be the same. Philanthropic travel is a life-changing experience. You might teach English to children in Brazil, do art projects with Nepalese orphans, help African women learn to use computers, or live […]

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Ten Tips for Saving on Summer Travel

Ten Tips for Saving on Summer Travel

Pack your bags and get ready for summer vacation. Here are my best tips for saving on summer travel and keeping to a budget during the season of inflated travel prices. 1. Avoid buying too much car rental insurance If you plan to rent a car, don’t make the mistake of buying too much car rental […]

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Foodie Friday: Tibet and All Things Yak

Foodie Friday: Tibet and All Things Yak

Traveling to Tibet is an experience of a lifetime.  It’s beyond spiritual, as the Tibetan people are their religion.  In the planning stages, I was told by many previous travelers that the food was awful and risky at best.  Part of this is due to the fact that the staple of their diet centers around […]

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Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

Travel Life Lesson #3: The Meditation of Flying

While constant jet lag and waiting can be a challenging aspect of air travel, those precious hours spent in the sky are far from a hardship for me.I value the time in the air when no one can get in touch with me. It’s a very rare thing. I listen to music, read a magazine, […]

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How to Visit Sydney in a Few Days

How to Visit Sydney in a Few Days

Imagine a glimmering, youthful city like San Francisco or Cape Town, built around water, with hundreds of bays and 37 beaches – that’s Sydney. And add a  cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated, athletic, loveable Aussies, safe bike paths and a world class culture to the mix. Let me share my recent discoveries of how to visit Sydney […]

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A High in Sydney: Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

A High in Sydney: Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Truly one of the world’s top adrenaline-rush experiences. I hope you take a look, from 440 feet above the water, at one of the most beautiful harbors in the world- sliding sailboats, blue water, sun-battered cliffs, iconic Opera House, and the iron arch of Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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The Australian Outback: Camel Rides and Ayers Rock

The Australian Outback: Camel Rides and Ayers Rock

“You’re lucky mate, you are doing something most Aussies never do. Ninety percent of Australians haven’t seen red sand and even fewer have ridden on a camel,” said the announcer at the Camel Races and Rodeo in Uluru. And that’s why I flew three hours from Sydney to attend the Australian Outback festival, ride a […]

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Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

I learned on my recent trip that Sydney is a treat for the committed gourmand. Fresh local produce, seafood and delightful ambiances got these hot spots at the top of my list for the best restaurants in Sydney. I highly recommend Nomad, a new and glamorous food, wine and “cellardoor”, (tasting room) restaurant that makes it’s […]

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Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Paola Gianturco and International Women’s Issues

Gutsy Traveler of the Month: Paola Gianturco and International Women’s Issues

I’ll admit, it’s easy to be “wowed”by Paola’s accomplishments.

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