Wish I Was Here: Blue Mosque, Instanbul, Turkey

August 13, 2012
Blue Mosque

I wish I was going to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey today. The classical mosque architecture was influenced by Ottoman and Byzantine styles. Just look at the interior shots below of the tens of thousands of blue tiles and you can’t help but be inspired to worship. The tulip mosaics are gorgeous! Have you […]

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Circle of Wits

August 6, 2012
Cuba Capitol Dome

Outwitted by Edwin Markham (1852-1940) He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! Have you ever experienced prejudice or adversity on your travels? How have you handled it?

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Secret Destinations

August 3, 2012
Double Rainbow in California

I find that traveling allows me to discover myself in ways I could not otherwise do so. I’ve found strength, courage, and daring on my travels. I’ve had the strength to keep going when physically and mentally tired. I’ve had the courage to try new things outside of my comfort zone. I’ve had daring to […]

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The 20 Most Romantic Places to Propose

August 1, 2012
Romeo at Romeo and Juliet’s balcony at the Casa di Giulietta in fair Verona

It’s time to pop the question! You have the girl and the ring, and you’re ready to spend the rest of your life looking into those deep beautiful eyes. All that’s missing is the perfect place to render her speechless. Because she’s worth so much more than a simple proposal, maybe you should consider some […]

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The 10 Wildest Little Known Festivals in the World (Part 2)

July 2, 2012
If you're not careful your face can stick in that expression.

Last time we spoke about five odd but super fun sounding festivals held around the world. Today we continue that topic with five more crazy awesome festivals. Which one would you attend? 6. The Redneck Games This festival was created out of the offense taken by media implications that the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta […]

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The 10 Wildest Little Known Festivals in the World (Part 1)

June 18, 2012
Holi, India's Color Festival

There are thousands of festivals celebrated all around the world. Many are known to almost everyone, however, there are a few that are not. 1. The Baby Jumping Festival Taking place every year in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, the ceremony involves men dressed as the devil literally jumping over a mattress full […]

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The 20 Most Popular Tourist Spots in New York City

June 14, 2012
Times Square

1. Statue of Liberty A gift from the French, the Statue of Liberty once greeted every immigrant coming into the United States. 2. Central Park Take a walk through the world famous central park, which includes gardens, forest, hills, lakes and a very large lawn. 3. Times Square Located right in the middle of the […]

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Swimming at the Center of the World

June 9, 2012
Buoy at Equator and Prime Meridian

I imagine it would be a little scary to swim with all the miles of ocean depths beneath you, what if sharks were there? Or whales? Can you imagine, swimming along, happy as a clam, and suddenly meeting Shamu? LOL. This swimming adventure is definitely going on my travel bucket list. Will it go on […]

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Top 5 Affordable Summer Vacations

May 25, 2012
Santa Monica Pier at dusk.

Guest Blog by Alexandra Jacobs Start making big plans for a summer exotic vacation priced just right. You don’t need to spend a fortune to live large on an exciting summer getaway. Pick a destination out of a hat or take a few tips from the top 5 summer vacations that you can afford. 1. […]

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Greenland’s Glacial Glories

May 19, 2012
Looking up at the moulin entrance in Greenland

Many think of Greenland and picture a barren frozen wasteland. It’s not a wasteland at all (even if you’re thinking back to school and remembering the teachings that Greenland is icy white, Iceland is emerald green). Greenland is a glorious winter wonderland that will take your breath away. Did you know that the Greenland Ice […]

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