30 by 30

When I was 25 I made a 30 by 30 list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30. Not surprisingly, many of these were directly or indirectly related to travel. So far I’ve completed 24 items from the list, including: 1. Take a cooking class. ✓ Thailand cooking class, 2014 2. Visit…

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Souvenirs Worth Buying

What’s the stupidest thing you ever bought or took home as a souvenir?  Something that makes you roll your eyes now, or you possibly have already thrown away. For me, it’s this little Vietnamese doll key chain.  It’s too big to use, and yet, I still have it! I’ve also finally decided that I don’t…

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A Starting Point: Five Tips for International Travel

International travel. The very phrase holds connotations of adventure and excitement and respite from routine. Planning it can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are the obvious things to consider, like checking into visas and shots. But after that, the list of choices you have to make turns into a web…

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My Travel Must-Haves

I know, I know.  I said I would blog next week about Barcelona.  I’m still planning to. But, I got an email reminder that next week (July 16-17) is Prime Day(s).  This means that if you are an Amazon Prime member, you are in for some really good deals!  Lucky you! On a related note,…

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Trains and Planes and Cars

Some days, traveling can be like riding through the song, “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White Ts, especially the lines, “A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got planes and trains and cars. I’d walk to you if I had no other way.”  When I lived in New York I used to count…

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