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My Crazy Christmas Travel Wish List

I’ve seen quite a few Christmas travel wish lists out there. Some are practical and realistic with a hint of whimsy, like Lance’s or Stephanie’s. Others are completely outlandish and outright hilarious., like the one over on The Flying Pinto. I’m leaning towards the outrageous, and we’ll see what Santa’s got up his sleeves. Maybe […]

Halloween Edition

Halloween

Happy Halloween! Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and it ties for second favorite “holiday” (while not a technical -i.e. government- holiday, I consider any day that involves costumes, parties and candy worthy of the title). A great (Irish) cultural tradition Interestingly, Halloween’s origins are Irish. How perfect is this interlude to […]

A Tour of the Huangluo Yao Village

Huangluo Yao

I am thrilled to present a guest post by Marielle Green, a fellow anthropologist and travel blogger. Enjoy this fascinating look into a rural, ethnic Chinese village called Huangluo Yao! My friends and I marked the beginning of 2013 by visiting a village whose women are celebrated for their long hair. We were taking advantage of […]

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

What happens when you mix flowers, food, music, friends and that long-awaited for spring-time weather? A whole lotta fun times, that’s what! I’m speaking of the annual, two-week long celebration of peace, love and cooperation between two great nations, Japan and U.S.A, during The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Most of the lovely, ethereal trees […]

Sulawesi Indonesia’s Dream Dive Destination: Wakatobi Underwater Videos Part 5

This is the fifth and final installment of underwater videos from the fabulous Wakatobi Dive Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia. As I mentioned in my last video post, I’ve always loved pufferfish. Look at the amazing designs on this guy! The stripes are like a labyrinth, snaking around the more prominent spots. It was fun swimming […]

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