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The Friday Five: January 28, 2011

Photo Credit: Maria Reyes-McDavis Welcome to this week’s installment of The Friday Five, featuring five of my favorite travel blog posts for you to check out! Think of it as a great way to introduce you to some awesome new bloggers who are having some truly incredible adventures! Here are my picks for this week: […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Save the Trees!

All this week, you’ve been seeing signs from Emei Shan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significance as a Buddhist peak and the historic temples that line its slopes. But today’s sign isn’t about protecting valuables or telling you to like monkeys when you should really fear them; it’s a little saying about nature: […]

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2010’s Weirdest Travel Experiences

2010 was quite the travel year for me! 8 countries, 10 U.S. states, 37 bus journeys, 16 flights and 2 train rides. Somewhere in those figures are a whole lot of weird experiences. Here are some of my favorites: The Temple of the Divine Madman A walk through Bhutan’s “Village of Phalluses” gives way to […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Shhhh…

You’ve heard of Chengdu, right? No? Well it’s the capital of a Chinese province famed for its firey cuisine! Yes, I speak of the Sichuan province, though you probably know it by an alternate spelling often found throughout Chinese Restaurants in the U.S…Szechuan. (In fact the pronounciation is closer to Suh-Chwan). Sichuan Province borders Tibet. […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Condoms Anyone?

Would you believe me if I told you that there was a restaurant centered around condoms? Now, if I told you that restaurant was in Bangkok, Thailand, you’d probably get all these awful images in your head, right? But this celebrated restaurant isn’t part of the city’s famed seedy underbelly. In fact it’s a classy touristy […]

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Photo Essay: Christmas in the Desert

If you’re outside of Las Vegas, then you’ve probably never heard of the company now known as Ethel’s Chocolate, or of Henderson, Nevada,  the Las Vegas suburb where its factory is located. But what if I told you that Ethel’s Chocolate used to be called Ethel M. Chocolates and that the “M” was short for […]

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NYC Holiday Magic: Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has got to be one of the most iconic images of New York City at Holidays. Its lighting is the subject of a star-studded NBC TV special enforcing to all visitors that this is the number one thing to see here. And so, the tourists flock. Of course, that doesn’t […]

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NYC Holiday Magic: Avenue of the Americas

Ah the holiday season! Such a magical time here in the Big Apple! Simply take a walk along “Avenue of the Americas” (more commonly known as 6th Ave) between Bryant Park and Central Park and you encounter a corridor where a number of major corporations are based. With their hefty profits, why not give a […]

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