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So long, farewell…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Let’s be honest. I’ve been a crummy blogger for the past couple of years. We had our time, people! And it’s over. It’s not you, it’s me. Maybe you’ve been thinking the same thing but were afraid to say it. Change is hard. But you and I both know it’s time. Rip the band-aid... »

A Tale of Hoverboards, Star Wars, Twilight, and Moon Travel

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Tale of Hoverboards, Star Wars, Twilight, and Moon Travel

Sometimes you just need a 7.2 lb. pocket knife. Amazon.com reviewers can be funny but this is by far the funniest I’ve ever read, found as I was searching for a new traveler’s pocket knife. In case it disappears from Amazon’s site, I pasted it in its entirety here... »

The Most Important Article on [Travel] You Will Read in 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012
The Most Important Article on [Travel] You Will Read in 2012

Do you want more money to travel? (feel free to replace travel with: buy groceries, knit, drape yourself in Armani, pay off student loans, have a kid, feed your skydiving habit, donate to charity, buy more toys for your cat, etc.) Do you want to help ensure your good... »


Travelers: Embrace Your Inner Tourist

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Travelers: Embrace Your Inner Tourist

I’m happy to have permission from my friend writer Cynthia Ord to re-publish a blog post of hers: Us and Them in Travel Literature. She voices many of the same thoughts I’ve had over the years, especially regarding the pretension with traveler (seasoned=good) vs. tourist (amateur)... »

Unplugging Blah Blah Blah

Friday, February 25, 2011
Unplugging Blah Blah Blah

You know what’s been chafing my nerves lately? (If you thought “her inner thighs,” you’d be right but my lack of attention to pilates is none of your concern at the moment, thank you very much.) No, it’s the surplus of travel articles in... »

Tourism Dollars and Sustainable Land Use vs. Loss of Culture at the Gocta Falls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tourism Dollars and Sustainable Land Use vs. Loss of Culture at the Gocta Falls

This Slate story and the accompanying video are pretty interesting. They tell of a remote village in Peru whose people had been living in the shadow of a huge waterfall that no on else in the world knew about. Once it was “discovered” in... »

“The beans, the ground beef, it was torture!”

Thursday, February 3, 2011
“The beans, the ground beef, it was torture!”

What a nightmare.  The New York Times is reporting (via the AP) that there’s been a miner involved in a chili disaster.  What type of chili disaster we can only imagine: too spicy? not enough onions? or, could it be… vegan??? Luckily, the miner... »

This Week’s New York Times: Homestay in Guatemala and a Low Opinion for Slum Tourism

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This Week’s New York Times: Homestay in Guatemala and a Low Opinion for Slum Tourism

Whenever we travel, we don’t feel like writing about travel – ironic, no?  So, since we just got back from a nice road trip in Chile, we’ll leave you with the following two articles from this week’s New York Times: 1.    An opinion column... »

Location, Location, Location! Eco-Retreat Center Needs Your Input

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Location, Location, Location!  Eco-Retreat Center Needs Your Input

As you may know from our previous post about this super-exciting Life Pivot (new phrase – expect it to be all the rage on Twitter for a day), we are embarking on a quest to buy some land and develop our own humble eco-retreat... »

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