Archive for August, 2012

Inspiring Travel Photographers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

I’m a bit of a reluctant photographer. While I have a great camera, I don’t really know how to use it and I hate carrying it around everywhere…Still I can appreciate how powerful a photo can be. So I try.…

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How to Cope with Creepy Crawlies

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with creepy crawlies during my years on the road including encounters with snakes, scorpions, and spiders. On the upside, these varied and heart-stopping experiences have helped hone my survival instincts.

To help avoid …

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Our Own Wishing Well

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Around this time last year, I traveled to northern Uganda to the town of Lira to be present for the ground breaking of the new GoErinGo well.

Now the well is up and running, providing clean water to more than …

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Dissecting the Sauna Experience *Video*

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In Finland, sauna is not only a national past time, it’s an art. Almost every family has a sauna in their home and most Finns take sauna every day, at least once a day. After the sauna you can stand …

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Arctic Edibles *Video*

Monday, August 20th, 2012

When you think of the Arctic Circle you mainly think of snow and ice and Santa. Well, that is the Arctic Circle 8 months out of the year. But in the summer months, the Arctic Circle is surprising lush and …

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MESSAGE: Copenhagen

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

About 2 years ago, I wrote a post about my 5 favorite cities – and Copenhagen was one of them! So I was looking forward to my return visit.

I also was looking forward to meeting up with my friends …

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Volunteering in Nepal – Adventure Philanthropist *Video*

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Meet my good friend and Adventure Philanthropist Pirjo! I met Pirjo while trekking in Nepal and subsequently visited her at her family’s summer cottage in Finnish Lapland this summer.

While visiting at their lovely lake-side cottage I asked Pirjo about …

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A Plane Hotel

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve spent a night on a jumbo jet – by choice! Just a short 5-minute bus ride away from Stockholm’s international airport is the world’s first airplane hostel called Jumbo Stay.

The first time …

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Belfast’s Peace Walls *Video* & Photo Essay

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

I was super interested to travel to Belfast. It’s amazing what a different feel the city has, or Northern Ireland for that matter, from the Republic of Ireland. While most tourists are interested in visiting Belfast’s new Titanic Museum, I …

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MESSAGE: Urban Ireland *Video*

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Ireland is a country of 4 million people — 2 million of which live in Dublin! And you can feel this friendly pulse when strolling the cobble-stoned downtown streets. It’s lively and open and fun!

Here’re my 7 insider tips …

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