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Why Bill Murray’s Advice about Finding True Love While Traveling is Spot On!

When my husband and I first met – almost 18 years ago – he didn’t even have a passport. He had traveled to Canada and Mexico of course, but back then, one only needed a...
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Open Letter to Citizens to Save India Wildlife

The vast and diverse landscape of India is embedded with a rich biosphere that is home to myriad species of flora and fauna.  I believe that with the evolution of technology and infrastructural development in...
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Extreme Eco-Travel Experiences

Not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way – maybe between the marketing of hemp clothing and natural cleaning products – the concept of a having green lifestyle became a bit, dare I...
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Infographic – Wilderness Matters!

As the below infographic Wilderness Matters depicts, I am fortunate to live in an area of Northern Virginia near the Potomac Gorge, which is a wilderness expanse with over 240 species of animals (including frogs, toads,...
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Top Tips for Finding Responsible Animal Tourism

In an increasingly urbanized world, wildlife tourism is gaining more and more popularity, and many travellers choose to spend their holidays getting to know – even volunteering with, wild animals. Unfortunately, in the vast majority...
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Children Connect to History Through Travel

It’s amazing how travel can inspire that moment of clarity for a young child where s/he understands a bit more about their world! That’s what happened to our son during a recent trip to Rome,...
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Greenest Ways To See the National Cherry Blossom Festival

One of the bona fide signs of spring in the Washington DC area is the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Commemorating this lovely gift from Japan, there are art shows, concerts, tea and sake tastings, bike...
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What To Do When Weather Problems Cause Vacation Chaos!

It’s been quite a winter! Last week alone saw a huge ice storm in the southeastern US, impressive snowstorms elsewhere in the country, a rare heavy snowfall in Tokyo, and in London, after the wettest...
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Green Cities: Are They the New Vacation Destinations?

It’s enough to make my head spin with anticipation! Today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities and they are projected to add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years.  According...
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Let’s End Our Love Affair with Water Bottles – Travelers Against Plastic

Last year, our family traveled to Namibia with 600 other intrepid travelers for the annual Adventure Travel World Summit.  Given Namibia’s recent nod by the New York Times, as number 6 of the 52 Places to...
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