My Alaska Small Town Adventure

Well folks, I finally made it to Alaska! Southeastern Alaska to be more specific. Haines to be even MORE specific. Where bald eagles abound, salmon flourish and glaciers carve their

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France…Oh La La

While studying for my French Major at the University of Arizona, I had the incredible opportunity of going to Normandy to live with a family for two months one summer.

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Traveling with Pets & Canine Ambassadors

Pet travel has certainly come a long way! There was a time when it was almost impossible to find accommodations that allowed pets. Now, hotels offer menus with gourmet delights,

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Define Luxury

Define a luxury vacation. Is it staying in 5 star hotels, eating at Michelin starred restaurants, driving Ferraris? What about fishing in a small village in Belize, then preparing your

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After Brussels, Why Travel is More Important Than Ever

Another tragic terrorist attack. More confusion about why, more anxiety about what’s to come, more sympathy for victims from around the world. Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels—at the international airport and

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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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