Archive for April, 2015

My Black Madonna Blessing

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADuring one of my free days in Havana, I headed to Regla, a tiny island in the middle of Havana’s harbor, known as the center of Afro-Cuban religions. (Hat tip to Mr. Greenwald for suggesting the visit.)

I mainly came …

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MESSAGE – Havana *Video*

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs a city of more than 2 million and the largest city in the Caribbean, the lure of Havana is hard to capture. I think it has to do with the duality of the place—the old next to the newly …

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Next Travel Channel Star

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Busy-with-Turtles1-463x400Back in February I attended the Adventure Travel Show in Santa Clara. I went to hear Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and Patricia Schultz present, hoping to learn from the best.

While I was there I learned about an upcoming competition …

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She’s “Old & Creepy”

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThat’s pretty much my take on the RMS Queen Mary, the flag-ship ocean liner that sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. The retired luxury liner, permanently anchored at the Long Beach port, is now a hotel, event venue, …

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Volunteer Oppy: Build in NOLA!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Hankering to go to New Orleans? Fancy wielding a hammer? Have an urge to help out a family? You can!

Back in February, I reserved my spot to volunteer with the national volunteering organization to help re-build communities in …

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