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Who Let The Wild Dogs Out?

The Wild Dogs on Parade I stand at the edge of the mighty Zambezi River about forty kilometers upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the border. The ‘boutique’ Matetsi game Lodge hosts me. The lodge perched as it is on a small rise...

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Sunrise on the Holy Ganges

Along the Ganges River The Holy Ganges The sun seemingly rose out of and above the holy Ganges river until it hung large and low in the sky. It glittered and reflected long, yellow strands on the water and casted a mellow, dewy glow over the the ghats. The misty...

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Spell bound by Yeats Country, Ireland

Welcome to Yeats Country Getting Over Ireland's Chill There is a point in life when you start questioning your life choices. That point for me, was about an hour into the first day of a cycling tour with Wilderness Ireland around the counties of Sligo and Leitrim...

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Vienna beyond Schönbrunn Palace

Around Vienna The Vienna morning with a viewA sudden wave of restlessness gripped me as I stood atop the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna looking at the sprawling city stretched out in all directions. There was no way I could do justice to this place...

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Canoeing Around Phuket, Thailand

Phuket by Canoe Squeezing through a Cave "Lie as still as you can, lie as low as you can," my guide whispered as he slowly navigated us into the weave of tunnels. I kept calm canoeing around Phuket and still as I watched the cave close in on me, sharp rocks dangled...

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1,237 Steps – The Tiger Cave Temple

Visiting The Tiger Cave Temple Tinglish Communication The thick air of Southern Thailand tugs at my ineptly tied sarong as I wait for the bus to take me to the Tiger Cave Temple, also known as the Tiger Temple*. The wind, yet again, frees my sarong from its knot and...

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The Scary Path in the Czech Republic

Haunted Jablůnka Candles light a path through the darkness of the forest floor and we creep forward, alert for the next horror awaiting us: witches, grim reapers, ghost brides, and a wolf behind the bushes. But the kids with us are brave. A skeleton sneaks up behind...

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The Coast of Cornwall – UK

Turquoise seas and sunny days in Cornwall are not the first things that spring to mind when talking about the UK, known the world over for its rainy days and grey clouds. However, this is exactly what I got when I went to England’s most southern tip of Cornwall. I...

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Breaking the Bank in Monte Carlo

The Exclusive Monte Carlo Casino Dressing for Monte Carlo Due to my informal dress, I couldn't peek beyond the lobby of the famed Monte Carlo Casino. I saw serious high-rollers show up in serious attire -- weighed down by heavy jewelry. They could roam as they...

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Oaxaca – It’s All About the Tortillas

Fresh tortillas I like the art galleries, the black pottery, and the cold beer by the zocolo, but for me, the best part about Oaxaca is the tortillas. Finally fulfilling a recurring New Year’s resolution, I took a leave of absence from a demanding job to study...

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Hiking the Gorges of Karijini National Park

Winter runoff has come to Karijini National Park Winter has come to Karijini National Park. A chilling wind whips across my face as I check into Dales Campground, my home for the next week. The once lovely campsite is a shadow of its former self after a recent bush...

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Exploring Cappadocia: A Magical Landscape

Goreme, Cappadocia Having fallen in love with the awe-inspiring deserts and incredible rock formations of the American South West many years previously, I never believed that there would be anywhere else on earth to rival the sheer beauty and spirituality of those...

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Welcome to a Yòrubá Engagement

A Yòrubá Engagement Preparing for the event Rain fell before our Yòrubá engagement. Not hard but just enough to give us a few minutes to collect ourselves and observe the world through tinted windows. A few feet away uninvited cameramen stand in the light rain waiting...

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