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My Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Monday, December 19th, 2011

In 14 days, I sailed from Mallorca, Spain to Colon, Panama. That’s a voyage of 5,524 nautical miles, spanning 5 countries, 4 islands, and 2 continents. Along the way I got to see 3 nautical icons up close: the Strait …

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Dune Sports! *Video*

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I am a die-hard fan of playing in the sand and my recent trip to the famous Namib Desert provided me with yet another opportunity to get a little gritty! Here’re my favorite dune sports:

Morocco – Riding the Dunes

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My Favorite 3 Mosques

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I first started to appreciate Islamic culture while visiting Spain’s famous Alhambra – full or Moorish influence. But there’s no better representation of beautiful Arab architecture then some of Islam’s most sacred places of worship: Mosques.

Here’re 3 of my …

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Travel Safety: Insuring a Good Time

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

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margarita_toesI’m a believer in insurance. I consider it just one of the necessities in life. So, for my mega trip, I decided to bone up on my coverage.

Medical Coverage

My standard Aetna plan covers overseas procedures and care while …

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I Got Shot(s): International Immunizations – *Video* – Global Outings™

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

needle_and_syringeNews reports of the unexpected death of Andy Irons due to dengue fever got me thinking. (Although his death is now being investigated as a methadone overdose.)

I began thinking about contracting diseases abroad. You know, diseases that you can’t …

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Travel Immunizations: I Got Shot(s) – Global Outings™

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Top 5 Countries

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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100-Country Club: I have a few friends who claim to be in the “100-Country Club.”  And while I’m not doubting them, that is a helluva lot of countries. I purposely don’t have the country count listed here (OK, 53) mostly because …

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Top 5 Dive Spots

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Zanzibar -  The Disneyland of Diving

Zanzibar – The Disneyland of Diving

#1 – Zanzibar, Tanzania

Here’s the problem…when you start with perfection, it’s hard to improve. 

See, I got my PADI dive license while chilling out in Zanzibar. Known as the “Disneyland of Diving,” Zanzibar …

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My 3 Favorite Lakes

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

View from Isla Taquile, Lake Titicaca

View from Isla Taquile, Lake Titicaca

Nov. 15, 2009 — In the waters around the world

I’m a water person. Actually, I think in terms of Chinese astrology, I’m a fire person, which means I crave water – or at …

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My Favorite Cities

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Moving' and Groovin' in Moscow

Movin’ and Groovin’ in Moscow

July 19, 2009 – Moscow, Russia via Cali

Must we always rank everything in life? Top-rated this, best that? Yeah we do! 

Below are my 3 top cities of the world. The common …

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