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from Chapter 5:  Maya Moment “At Tikal, I shook with fear walking up the Temple steps. The goal was to watch the sunset from the top and then get back down to the ground before dark.  To add to my frustration,

Posted in World Glimpses

Baobab Alley

In the center of the western shores of Madagascar is the Menabe Region, where you are apt to sporadically find Baobab trees. (This was amidst an ongoing educational campaign to stop using these trees for firewood and to remember they

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Be Resolved

At this time of year, many talk about making resolutions for going forward. If you are tending to get too comfortable or perhaps losing your edge, then travel may help. How about TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS? See this list of eleven suggestions to

Posted in Travel Know How

Gifts for Travelers

“Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.” —Ovid What to give the traveler? Check out these 26 gift ideas: Portable Battery Charger Travel cork screw (light and easy to use), stopper

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Icelandic Horse

Iceland doesn’t let any other horse breed enter its island borders.  They say the Vikings brought the ancestor of this horse to Iceland in or around 800 A.D. My curiosity was piqued so I signed up for a horse ride

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