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The Southern Belle of Savannah

After my visit last month to North and South Carolina, as part of my 50×50 travel initiative, I headed on down to Savannah, Georgia with my boyfriend Keith. How I ...

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By Land and Sea in the Carolinas

I recently returned from a trip to North and South Carolina (and Georgia as well) — the first trip of my “50 by 50” initiative to complete seeing all of ...

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50 by 50 Kick-Off: The Carolinas and Georgia

This morning I left for my first trip that is officially part of my new 50 by 50 initiative — my plan to complete my list of seeing all 50 ...

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Explore Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

The 32 miles of sugar-white beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast shoreline is ...
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Biking the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho

If thoughts of Idaho conjure images of plains and potatoes for you, ...
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One Tough Hombre — Horseback riding & Campfire Mate with a Patagonian Gaucho

In my head, I called him the Chilean Marlboro Man. His name ...

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50 by 50

So, I turn 50 next year. September of 2016 to be exact. Yeah, I know, I can’t believe it either. It got me thinking though…I’ve done so much international traveling over the past decade, that I haven’t seen as much of my own country as I would like. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve traveled plenty […]

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Beyond the Music in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City. Home to honkytonks, dozens of recording studios and the Grand Ole Opry, it has a well-deserved reputation for its musical cred. From the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium to Studio B where Elvis recorded and the Johnny Cash Museum, you can fill your days with […]

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Becoming Top Chef on your Next Vacation

Television shows such as Top Chef and Chopped have exploded in popularity in recent years, and travel to another city or country offers the perfect opportunity to learn a new cuisine or cooking style. Cooking schools give travelers the opportunity to participate in such culinary challenges themselves—and learn a little more about the region they […]

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Go Barefoot in India: Eco-Resort in the Andaman Islands

There are places in India well-known for their beaches—Kerala and Goa spring to mind. But far off the coast, in the Andaman Sea much nearer to Thailand than mainland India, lies one of the country’s best-kept secrets: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Far removed from the rest of India, while still retaining the feel and […]

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My Year in Travel 2014

I got a late start traveling in 2014 – typically I go somewhere warm in January. This year’s travels began March 1, when Keith and I visited the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. A completely under-rated, under-visited tropical country, we found Grenada authentic and charming. We especially liked the smaller sister island, Carriacou, which had […]

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Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose, the travel blogging fundraiser, is raising money now through December 17, 2014 to help farmers in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest International (SHI). For $10 a try you can enter to win one of dozens of fantastic travel prizes that range from a week in Provence to a tour of the Grand Canyon to […]

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Puri, India: Rickshaw Tour Photo Essay

Puri, India is one of the four most important holy cities in India (the other three being Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameswaram). Dating to the 3rd century BC, it is said to have been the earthly abode of Vishnu. Many Hindus make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetimes. I visited Puri in November 2014, mostly to […]

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Adventures of a Carry-On Bag

Some trips need the big bag, and some just a carry-on. I’m a huge fan of packing as lightly as possible, and carrying-on whenever possible. Ever-increasing checked bag fees and fun lost/delayed luggage experiences just reinforce this for me. Sometimes I do need the bigger, checked bag — for longer trips of several weeks or […]

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My Favorite Markets Around the Globe

One of my favorite things to do anywhere in the world is go to the local markets. It’s always such a slice of everyday life and culture, fun and interesting. Here are some of my favorite markets around the globe. Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok Wow, this place is like the grandaddy of all markets. I’ve […]

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A Haunting Underwater Sculpture Garden in Grenada

They lay silent underneath the surface of the sea, holding hands with their faces turned up in hope. The Circle of Children is an underwater sculpture just off the coast of the Caribbean nation of Grenada, done by artist Jason de Caires Taylor. Their transformation, as they become remodeled through coral and other ocean growth, reflects […]

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