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August 2015

Birds hanging from a clothesline. Why not?

“It’s India” – An Introduction

The input is constant: the smell of burning flesh; the smorgasbord of curries (heaven for your taste buds and hell for your stomach); buzzing street markets; starving street puppies; overpacked buses; and narrow mountain passes. After nearly four months,…

Cloudy with a Chance of Visa Restrictions

Bangkok, Bishkek, Beijing, Phnom Phen and Ulaanbaatar – all cities that I am well-acquainted with thanks to the joyous visa application process and the accompanying waiting game. There are countries like Laos and Cambodia where the visa process is…

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A Norwegian Camping Trip

A two-week camping trip through Norway in summertime…there’s nothing better. Day 1: Fly to Bergen, rent a car & drive Day 2: Snøvegen route to Lærdalsøyri, then on to Jotunheimen National Park Day 3: Besseggen Ridge hike & Lom…

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A New Rhythm: Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

Choosing a trek in Nepal is like choosing which F. Scott Fitzgerald book to read – none are a waste of time, they all have their unique advantages, you want them all at once, you’ll always wonder about the…

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Deliciously Colorful Sardinia

From its mouthwatering pizzas to its azure waters to its vibrant cities, Sardinia is a feast for the senses.…

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A Fall Weekend in Champagne

The first thing you smell as you drive into Epernay, Champagne, is money, at least if you arrive from the north. The broad, chateau-lined sidewalks are made of large white stones that look like they’ve never seen a sole…

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Due North: Norway in Pictures

With its breathtaking coastline, dramatic fjords and arctic touch, Norway is well worth the trip, despite the painful might of the Norwegian Krone. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see travelling from Bergen up to Tromso in the Arctic circle.…