Time With The T’Boli In The Philippines

In 1994, I spent a month trekking through the Philippines. It was the off season, which is my preference in visiting other countries. Fewer tourists, but one also runs the risk

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‘Culinary Mischief’ and ‘THE {UN}OFFICIAL’

Culinarily speaking…I happened upon one of the most delightful culinary experiences. What if you were invited to a mystery 5-course dinner prepared by an extraordinary Italian chef who has a

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U.S. and Cuba reach aviation pact

The U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore direct, commercial flights between the two countries for the first time in over half a century. In a statement, the State Department said

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Bike Training

Some people are lifelong cyclists. Many others, however, take time to rediscover the joys of the saddle. After the excitement of independent transport as a child, they tired of self-propulsion

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Switzerland is Affordable

Switzerland.  Ahhh, Switzerland! I recently had the opportunity to visit this magical country. I had traveled throughout Europe, but never to Switzerland. There are a lot of pre-conceived notions about

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Iowa – Where the Tall Corn Grows

I recently had the opportunity of traveling to Iowa in America’s heartland. It has been a few years since I ventured into that part of the country and I was

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Cuba and Ice Cream

Cuba is open to U.S. citizens! Stepping through the once closed door is a travel rarity. Visiting this once isolated nation is stepping back in time. On the downside, Cuban

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Balinese Massage Heaven

Exotic, beautiful, friendly, warm – Bali is all of that and more. When I was last there, I made friends almost as soon as I deplaned. For those of you

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