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Green Weekend Getaway to the Edge of the World, Fogo Island

As our plane landed at St. John’s Airport in Newfoundland, where we were ultimately headed to Fogo Island, we could hear the sound of joyful clapping and exhilarated Yahoo’s throughout the plane. That was a...
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Ireland Greenway Combines Adventure, Culinary Delights & Scenic Serenity

There’s so much that surprised me during my trip to Ireland last October from the people (extraordinarily friendly souls who have a penchant for going out of their way to help others) to the vistas...
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Dubrovnik Travel – Unlike Any Other European City!

Dubrovnik travel is high on many people’s travel bucket lists – and with good reason!  When our family traveled there this summer, I was awestruck by this beautiful coastal city from the moment we first...
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Travel Skills: 5 Lessons That Teach Kids to Become Better Travelers

I’m of the belief that children need to start traveling while they are still young. The mere act of going to a place that is unfamiliar in terms of landscape, food, culture, history and maybe...
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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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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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(Video) Traveling Like a Local: Meeting the Himba Tribe of Namibia

No doubt, you’ve seen interesting and wonderful photos of the Himba tribe women of Namibia.  Their skin and hair that are completely covered in a reddish hue, the lack of clothing apart from a loincloth,...
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Visiting Austrian & German Christmas Markets as a Family

Earlier this year, our young son proclaimed to my husband and me that he knew we were Santa Claus. Gone for good were the days of writing letters to Santa, phone calls to Santa if...
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Fogo Island Inn: Nature Meets Community Sustainability, Cultural Sensitivity & Artistry!

We live in a fast-paced world where compromises are a reality. Specifically, in the world of sustainable travel, some guiding companies or green hotels compromise for the sake of profit while others compromise for the...
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Namibia Community Conservancies

Last month, our family had the pleasure of attending an authentic Braai (barbeque) in the beautiful Parliament Gardens of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. There were tribal groups who were performing traditional dances and displaying their artistic...
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