Archive for July, 2011

MESSAGE from Italy: Tuscany *Video*

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Verona Bridge

While in Tuscany I got to stay in a medieval castle from the 14th c. called the Castello di Meleto – it was magnificent! And the Tuscan countryside was some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. We also spent day …

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MESSAGE from Northern Europe *Video*

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Bruges Canal

We spent a quick week tooling around the Northern European countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. These are 3 countries I had yet to visit, so I was particularly looking forward to checking them out.

Here’s my personal take …

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Hiring a Guide? Go Local!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Hmong Guides

Last month, I wrapped up my 3-month Indochina tour and without a doubt my best experiences came from hiring local guides. There are several advantages to hiring local guides instead of booking your excursions through travel agencies:

  • First, you support

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