South Africa – Inspiring New Ways

Chock full of activities, South Africa offers everything. Of course there are safaris – the Big 5 to be sure. It also offers some of the best wines on the

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Celebrating National Parks

My family did NO traveling when I was a kid, which had me fantasizing endlessly, and probably why I still fantasize about traveling, and why I became a writer. At the age of

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Jordan – Beyond Petra

This is a companion piece to my May article on Israel. Visiting the two countries on the same trip is quite popular, so I thought it fitting to post the

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Take The Plunge…

According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, there are currently 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States. However only 15% of adults go

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If They Build It, Travelers Will Come…

Architecture Tours celebrate the most beautiful structures in the world. At the age of 20, I walked in to the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Easter Sunday. I was traveling

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Is A Safari In Your Future?

When I hear the word safari, I immediately think of a long expanse of desert, traveling by jeep with the top off, strapped in a standing position, camera out, hurtling

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Gear Up With Backroads

I had the opportunity to participate in a Backroads bicycle tour through the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. On our tour was a writer for TravelAge West Magazine. She summed up

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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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