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Bella: an American Tall Tale

I was at a dinner party with Dallas Theater Center’s  Brierly Resident Acting Company’s Cast member Liz Mikel recently and asked her which shows she thought were not to be missed. Her first response was predictable—she said a Christmas… (more)
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Cruising the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan

Myanmar, “The Golden Country,” never disappoints. The country is dotted with beautiful golden pagodas, Buddha statues, and spires. The British referred to Burma, now called Myanmar, as the “Back of the Beyond” – a place off the beaten path and… (more)
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A Sailing Cruise Under Four Masts: Luxury, Elegance and Poetry

A half dozen huge white sails drove the 320’ four masted schooner north up the pacific coast of Panama towards Costa Rica through Tiffany box blue water. As an early riser, I arrived on deck just as the sun broke… (more)
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An Interview with Ashley Blaylock, Founder of ChicaBrava Surf Camp

When Houston native Ashley Blaylock moved to Nicaragua in 2003, she was an anomaly: a surfing girl. Local surfers watched in amazement as she zoomed by on the waves, then grudgingly gave her respect and admiration. “Ay, chica brava!” they’d… (more)
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Hunt and Gather with your Mate in Texas

If you seek the thrill of a hunt and rugged play in the wilds with professional guides, teamed with gourmet cooking instruction and luxurious digs, you’ll jump at this creative retreat. Classically-trained chef Georgia Pellegrini, 21st Century hunter and… (more)
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10 Places to Explore New York’s Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a New York State treasure. In the early 1800’s when New York governor, DeWitt Clinton proposed building a canal that would connect the navigable Hudson River to Lake Erie by a 300 mile canal through the… (more)
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Soulfully Recharge in Africa, Costa Rica and Mexico

Do you dream of a sensational  remedy for the mega-amplified, daily stress of life and work?  Inhale deeply and recharge those overused internal batteries with luxury private guided travel to Latin America and Africa for individuals or… (more)
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Visiting Myanmar’s capital is no longer restricted

My husband and I have visited Myanmar six times. We have been to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, LakeInle, Kalaw, Maurk U, and each year we ended with at Amazing Resort in NgapaliBeach.  I had read and heard about the new… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: A ‘brave’ adventure with Disney

Ancient castle ruins rock. Mom and Dad may relish family time unplugged from workaday electronics, and grandparents admire the beauty of a rolling green landscape given over to rugged coastlines and pristine lochs, Highland ponies and paint-splotched sheep. But the… (more)
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Singapore has the “wow” factor

I have been to Singapore several times.  Singapore is a compatible mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian where English is the common language. It is one of the most innovative and cleanest cities in the world. Singapore is a… (more)
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Swimming with Whales

Ever wonder what it would be like to see a whale up close and friendly? Would you still be interested if it meant you were in the water with the whales? How about if those whales… (more)
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Peaceful Reasons to Avoid Peak Season

Would you like to travel to some of our country’s most beautiful National Parks, but fear the crowds?  Avoid the press of the touring masses by choosing to travel off-peak. Travel-savvy adventurists know how to play… (more)
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One Woman’s Journey Around the World

I don’t like travel essays and memoirs, which would probably surprise a lot of people since I travel so much. But as a travel writer, I’ve seen so many places and had so many incredible experiences that I’m a bit… (more)
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Tour Italy by Sea (Kayak, that is…)

Who doesn’t dream of visiting Italy? By land? By sea!  It probably doen’t matter, so long as one can return, time and time again.  And with each return visit comes a chance to view this sublime country in… (more)
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The Amazing Race Challenges Switzerland!

Race on over to Europe where The Amazing Race competition completes one leg of its international challenge.  Using half the energy but having maybe twice the fun, join the participants as an observer, then take on your… (more)
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Two-Wheeling in Thompson-Okanagan Wine Country

If you are attracted to two-wheeled exploration and sips of Pinot at select countryside settings, look north.  On a guided winery cycling excursion in British   Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan wine country, you’ll pedal with purpose.  The West… (more)
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Summertime Culinary Extravanganza in Northern British Columbia

Outdoor adventurists may be lured far and wide with the promise of some of the finest fishing on the planet.  It’s simply a bonus that a club situated in the remote Haida Gwaii in Northern B.C.  is also… (more)
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Hot Time in a Cool Country

Have you ever thought about traveling to Iceland but felt perhaps the climate was too cold for your warm heart? You’re not the only one. That said, allow your curiosity to serve as the heat that stokes the adventure… (more)
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Sublime Family Bonding in the Dominican Republic

The 2012 Family Travel Conferences report that family travel is increased and more influential than ever. They predict families will take more frequent, shorter vacations in 2013. With vacations and multigenerational reunions on travelers’ minds this year, Sublime Samaná Hotel… (more)
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Nature at 25 MPH

  Go higher, faster and zip over water in Pine Mountain, Georgia, sixty minutes southwest of Atlanta and thirty minutes north of Columbus.   Effective March 1st, , there are now two challenging approaches to get your adrenaline pumping.… (more)
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Spring On and Off the Slopes in Colorado

With heavy doses of snowfall coating the state’s mountains, and more snowy months ahead, embrace the best of Colorado this spring.  Days filled with powder, sunshine, music, enticing food, festivals, races, rail jams and fireworks shows are sure to… (more)
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The 24th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

New Zealand, a country synonymous with award-winning wines and renowned lamb, has also developed a discerning palate for wild grown, authentic “bush food”.  Experience this cuisine at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, an iconic gourmet extravaganza showcasing novel “bush tucker”… (more)
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Howlers and Sloths and Poison Dart Frogs, Oh My!

If you seek extraordinary wildlife encounters in Costa Rica and welcome a volunteer opportunity in a wildlife rescue center, it’s here. During a half-day visit at the Asis Wild Animal Rescue Center guests roll up their sleeves and participate in… (more)
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Top 10 for Thermal Bliss

Ease into the steaming hot waters. Soak away the stresses of everyday life. For centuries people have flocked to known thermal hot spots for the reported health benefits of their healing waters.Hot springs are formed by naturally heated groundwater that… (more)
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Girlfriends take to the seas

What do girls want when they travel together? A little pampering, a bit of enrichment, perhaps some adventure – and lots of time to laugh together. When girlfriends take their gatherings to the seas, they get all this and more… (more)
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Traveling India as a tattooed lady

I got my first tattoo when I was 18 and didn’t know any better. I got my second, third, and fourth tattoos by the time I was 20. I’m heading now into my mid-30s. I have seven tattoos. Three are… (more)
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Grateful in Galápagos

With much anticipation, we began our journey into another world.  Each individual who enters Galápagos must secure a Visiting Entry Card ($100). SICGAL screening at mainland airports mitigates the arrival of alien organisms through checkpoints. The Galápagos National Park,… (more)
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Babes in B.C.

Helicopters and majestic mountains are no longer strictly for males thanks to these opportunities for female-only heli-hiking in British Columbia. Women of all ages and stages will embrace the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s Columbia Mountains in August 2013. The focus… (more)
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Guests in Galápagos

Herman Melville called them the Enchanted Isles. Charles Darwin, on a five year expedition from England aboard the HMS Beagle, found inspiration in Galápagos for his theory of Natural Selection. Six hundred miles from the coast of Ecuador in the… (more)
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Lima, LLamas, and Love = Machu Picchu

Llama stands for unconditional love, but you’ll be sitting down for at least part of your grand seven-day adventure. Machu Picchu Tour by Train begins and ends in Lima. This, however, is not your ordinary Peruvian trek up… (more)
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Inhabit the Hobbit’s World

Journey back to Middle Earth in luxury while exploring the filming sites of JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings saga on this 11-day luxury tour of New Zealand. Middle Earth Exclusive  With the release of the Peter… (more)
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The Call of Maui’s Wild Side

It’s about a sunrise over a volcano, popcorn octopus, and a rain forest. After being away for years, this is a second visit to Maui to explore its natural splendors. It’s 2:45 a.m. We’re on our way to the Haleakala… (more)
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B.C. Beckons

British Columbia’s diversity is a magnet for travel lovers and adventurers.  A captivating collection of fresh opportunities await from the coast to the Rockies. Vancouver Island: Victoria’s Beloved Oak Bay Beach Hotel Debuts Its Second Act: The grand… (more)
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Sun Salutation and Meditation Aboard a Tall Ship

If you seek the exhilaration of free daily yoga and meditation aboard a tall ship along the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the opportunity is here. Departing February 24, 2013, Star Clippers will spotlight a yoga-themed cruise on the… (more)
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Welcome to the Jungle!

Adventure in the Riviera Maya For several thousand years the Mayan culture thrived in the jungle region of the Yucatan Peninsula of what’s now the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. By the way, Quintana Roo is not a Tom Selleck… (more)
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Innovative Routes in 2013 Entice Cyclists of All Levels

A Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii (the Big Island) and New Zealand  announces new tours for 2013. Latest opportunities include a celebrity coach-led training tour in January… (more)
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‘Tis the Season to Volunteer Abroad

The holiday season is a time for giving and gratitude. No matter what your religious beliefs or background may be, this time of year inspires reflection, growth, and generosity. For many, the holidays are also a time to take a… (more)
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Top Six Travel Trends for 2013

From Adventure Honeymoons to Epicurean Experience these are the top travel trends.    1.  Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon Forgoing the cookie-cutter honeymoon, more newlyweds than ever are celebrating their matrimony with an adrenaline-filled adventure tours. … (more)
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Whale Watching is Like a Box of Chocolates…

We breathed in the salty sea air. The wharf bustled with people at leisure on a perfect October Saturday in Dana Point, CA.  Paddle boats, kayaks, inflatable rafts, a motor boat and sea lions meandered.  Pierside restaurants buzzed… (more)
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Fine Fiddling at Jump into Ireland Event in L.A.

It may not astonish you to hear that the Guinness Factory Warehouse is the #1 visitor attraction in Ireland, but have you heard about Cruise Ireland? Jump into Ireland at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles on October 24th treated… (more)
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The Ice Hotel:The Chill of a Lifetime

Just outside of St. Raymond, Quebec*, the snowmobile capital of the world, the ingenious creator of the Ice Hotel, Jacques Desbois, decided to build his snowy masterpiece. He chose this location because of the chill factor, an important element to… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: Sonoma is the place for life list overachievers

An hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma sits at the confluence of several bucket list adventures. For fans of director Alfred Hitchcock, it harbors the setting where scenes from his 1963 horror classic, “The Birds,” were filmed at Bodega and… (more)
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Cruises to Haida Gwaii Showcase Canada’s Galapagos

My destination was a chain of islands known as Haida Gwaii, or Queen Charlotte Islands, aboard a 92-foot schooner. I was excited. Dubbed the Canadian Galapagos, I would spend more than a week among the ancient, timelessness located at the… (more)