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Waterfall Wonderland: The Columbia River Gorge

Waterfall Wonderland: The Columbia River Gorge

It is only 80 miles long but contains over 100 waterfalls. Eleven of these are over 100 feet high with the 620-foot drop of Multnomah Falls as the most famous and accessible. The vertical basalt walls of the gorge go from sea level to nearly 4000 feet. The Columbia...

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Breaking the Con

Breaking the Con

Each year, one event commands the attendance of the world’s greatest superheroes and villains - San Diego Comic-Con. Since 1970, like-minded mighty humans, inhumans and other-worldly good guys and bad have stepped out of the comic books and movies, and gathered along...

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Tartu, Estonia, and Christmas

Tartu, Estonia, and Christmas

Christmas in Estonia Tartu, Estonia, is the First Country to Use a Christmas Tree Snow falling, children singing, and lights shimmering. This is the scene of a Christmas tradition set in the beautiful city of Tartu, Estonia. Three months into my eleven-month stay, I...

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How I Spent Six Hours in Versailles

How I Spent Six Hours in Versailles

Versailles - there really aren't words to describe it. Amazing, magnificent, dazzling, over-the-top, breathtaking just don't do it. I had to see it for myself. And it is everything I ever imagined. I made a day trip from Paris to Versailles, twelve miles away and...

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Land of Black Mountain: Hidden Gems in Montenegro

Land of Black Mountain: Hidden Gems in Montenegro

It’s September 2021, and people are finally able to travel freely again. Since Covid-19 and the several lockdowns started, everyone was looking forward to freedom again. To me, the ultimate freedom is traveling. Of course, I didn’t want to put myself at risk and chose...

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Cantarranas Honduras, City of Murals

Cantarranas Honduras, City of Murals

On a drive from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, through the damp, misty rainforest of La Tigra, I found my way to the outskirts of the small colonial city of Cantarranas. Driving up and down steep, irregular hills, swerving around sharp turns and tricky curves,...

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A Step Back in Time at Zealandia

A Step Back in Time at Zealandia

I have always wanted to explore New Zealand the same way Captain Cook did all those years ago. In a land that was completely and utterly green, surrounded by dense bush that is alive with the many different notes of bird song. To actually see a Tuatara, New...

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Beyond Words –  Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Beyond Words –
Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Part of the appeal of traveling to other places is broadened horizons, right? New languages, new people: all part and parcel of the spice of a new country. As a deaf traveler, negotiating my way through a new culture in complete silence was doubly difficult in...

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The Experience of Walking Beside Laotian Monks

The Experience of Walking Beside Laotian Monks

One Buddhist morning with the Laotian Monks. The colour of the air is infused with orange and pomegranate. And still, it is before dawn. Nothing can be heard except for the quiet barefoot steps of two dozen monks dressed in deep orange robes. And the morning song ( a...

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Bar Harbor- All things between sunrise and sunset

Bar Harbor- All things between sunrise and sunset

"Bar Harbor, it is going to be" I had finally zeroed in on my Labor Day weekend's destination after much deliberation. A real vacation in-quite some time. The one that won't be clouded with the terrors of the pandemic. Fully vaccinated for a while, I hadn't travelled...

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At Play in the Algerian Sahara

At Play in the Algerian Sahara

Trekking the Algerian Sahara Taghit's finest had agreed to supply a camel caravan to take me and my three traveling companions out into the depths of the Grand Erg Occidental "” the portion of the Sahara Desert that most resembles an ocean "” and come back...

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Havana:  Dancing with Gods and Goddesses

Havana:
Dancing with Gods and Goddesses

Havana Like an untethered live wire, Havana sizzles at a single touch. Rumba music serenades the city from the balconies of colonial mansions as mango juice cups are hawked from their first floor window sills. Fiery competitions of street-corner domino games punctuate...

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Visit The Souk – Don’t Be Afraid!

Visit The Souk – Don’t Be Afraid!

The cross-hatched trellis drew me in to the Egyptian market area in front of me. Entering the wooden arch of the souk, I was engulfed in the banter of the storekeepers. I was immediately intimidated, averting my eyes from everyone other than my husband. I didn’t want...

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