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Introduction to My Upcoming Book: Dream.Plan.Travel.

My new book, Dream.Plan.Travel. will be published in the Summer 2019. I am posting the Introduction here so you can get an idea of what the book is about and why I decided to write it. The table of contents is included at the end of the post.  Dream. Plan. Travel  is a book about …

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The 10 Coolest Experiences I Had in 2018

Last New Year’s, I was freezing in a cold Irish hostel. This year, I am enjoying the tropical heat of Sri Lanka. It has been an astounding year of experiences. It was really hard to pick just ten things cool things, but here are the ones I chose.  A Note about Hamish, the Traveling Scarf: …

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Shopping…Cooking…Eating: My First Pittu

 Turning my favorite pastimes into thematic travel possibilities provides a way to engage with the culture and meet people. Learn more in my Ultimate Guide to Thematic Travel. Introducing Raj I was not in Sri Lanka 48 hours when I met Raj. I tentatively entered his café, Hikkaduwa Temptations, and asked to see a menu. …

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Islas! Islas!*

* Islands! Islands!   For the weekend of my 60th birthday (March 22), I decided to take a little tourist jaunt to the island of Amantani via boat. You can purchase a tour  from one of many agencies in Puno, but Juan, my host at Posada Santa Barbara, told me that if I go to …

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