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Travel-in-Place – Corvallis, Oregon’s Urban Art

Just like in a third of the US, this week Oregon’s governor issued a statewide Stay-at-Home order to flatten the Corona virus pandemic curve. Since travel beyond getting the essentials is now strongly discouraged, I chose to exercise my Travel-at-Home option and walk...

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Siwa – A Magical Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

There was once a straight road from Cairo to the Siwa Oasis, but the desert had other ideas. Wind and sand wiped away any hopes of such convenient travel and that road is closed off today. The only way to Siwa now is up to the port of Marsa Matruh, and then down again...

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Meeting Wildlife in
Morocco’s Tazekka National Park

“STOP! No! Wait wait wait! Shit! Walk away from there now!!!” My friend froze. She looked confused at me as I panicked. The longer she stood still, the more I panicked. I wasn’t sure, but that really looked like a scorpion. A hands length from my friend’s hiking boot...

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Enjoying in Emerald City: Enchanted by Seattle

The glass sculptures were astonishing. Just once in my life I had visited a glass blowers’ studio, accompanying my daughter’s school study trip. Yes, I had seen the demonstrations of the glass being melted, blown and shaped into a delicate form. But nothing prepared...

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Extreme Sports Eyecare

Hardcore Sports Eyecare When you go traveling you have lots of opportunities to experience new things. Extreme sports eyecare are popular across the world such as sky diving, skiing and water rafting. However, you must take care of your eyes, especially if you wear...

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Camping With Elephants at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

They appeared as shadows through the trees, one at first, then a second and a third, until the whole herd was illuminated by the glow of the full moon above. I scarcely dared to breathe for fear of alerting them to our presence. It was not the first time I had seen...

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Hwange Safari Tour – Zimbabwe

I visited Hwange as part of an organized safari tour. When they told me that I was heading to this park, I was unsure about what was to come. I had never heard about Hwange National Park before and most of what I had seen in Zimbabwe previously, had been a...

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Bucharest: What a difference a decade makes!

My first trip to Bucharest, twenty years after the end of Communism, and I’m among few tourists on streets that feel a tad threatening. Now, a decade later, I’m stunned to find Romania’s capital as inviting and ‘happening’ as any Western European city....

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4 Underrated Destinations Italy and Italy Tours

Places to go in Italy and Tours Most Everyone Misses Everyone knows Rome is amazing. After all, that’s why you have to wait in line to visit the Colosseum and stand shoulder to shoulder with other tourists in the halls of the Vatican. But what about the not-so-obvious...

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Greece: Highlights of Athens in One Day

Yes, I have just eight hours to see Athens and am pleasantly surprised at how much I am able to do. I climb to the top of the Acropolis and admire the four main structures up there. I wander the streets of Plaka, the old city, and even have time for lunch at a...

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African Motorcycle Road Trip, Part 3

I’m out of bed early and packing the motorcycle to head further south from Springbok. My next destination is Cape Agulhas, which means a longer day of riding. About 700 kilometres (460 miles). There was a time when I’d think twice about doing a ride of this length in...

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A Full-Time Traveler Visits Tonga

Many people in the US have never even heard of Tonga, but I got the privilege of spending three months in Tonga between 2016 and 2017. This small country, a collection of islands two thousand kilometers north of Auckland, is one of the highlights of my five years as a...

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