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My Four Top Non-Travel Travel Books

Ibn Battutah, Islam's explorer

Some of my deepest understandings of place, of "being" somewhere come neither from actually being there, nor from reading a travel book about the destination. They come from a novel or short story which, because they set out to tell a story and not to describe a location, actually create a powerful sense of time and place. Here are four gems Read More »

Can Nude Travel Increase the Bottom Line?


Nude Travel Increases the Bottom Line There are 270 clubs and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico offering clothes free vacations of all kinds. And the American Association for Nude Recreation reports 213,000 members spending 400 million plus bucks on nude vacations. It’s a global industry. The Florida-based site is pretty savvy about its mission (“to responsibly enjoy nudity ... Read More »

Getting High in Jamaica

Getting High in Jamaica I was pretty terrified. Weak knees, breath-holding terrified. I was standing on the edge of small tree platform high above the Jamaican rain forest, looking down at all the treetops. About eye level with the birds. With the forest canopy beneath me, the guides from Chukka Tours expertly snapped all the hooks and cables in place ... Read More »

Iceland: Life on the Brink

Iceland: Life on the Brink Icelanders live on the edge. In 1783 the Laki Volcano in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country’s population. For 10 months 30 billion tons of lava and sulfuric acid belched forth, creating a noxious haze that killed crops and livestock in Europe as it wound ... Read More »

Doing the Dude Ranch

Doing the Dude Ranch When 180 horses’ hooves pounded the ground a few feet from me, manes flaring and breaths misting ghost-like, this city boy was transfixed. It was the 5:30 morning roundup at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado, up in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The whinnying echoed in the nearby corrals as we walked the short ... Read More »

Newfoundland: Sea, Solitude And Song w/Video


Newfoundland: Sea, Solitude And Song There’s something about Newfoundland, Canada, that gets under your skin. I think it comes from the disarmingly warm and open people. And it comes from the aching loneliness of the surrounding sea where Lilliputian villages snuggle against the craggy faces of mighty cliffs. “Give us a song,” the dark-haired beauty called out from the doorway ... Read More »

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

When we tried stand up paddle boarding in Florida, we did it with a cool company called, You Only Live Once, aka/YOLO They were great to work with, gave us a fun time, a sift as silk promo T-shirt and great memories. Listen to the 1 minute Audio PostCard of the experience Twitter Follow Read More »

Azores, Treasures of the Atlantic

The Azores! What else except a huge dose of tectonic magic explains the nine wayward, islands of the Azores, scattered randomly in the middle of the Atlantic. These sleeping beauties are not especially easy to get to, so they’re lightly touched by time and tourists. Nice. There is a four-hour direct flight from Boston via SATA Airways (, but few, ... Read More »

Travel and Homeless Pets to Care For

From Kaleel ftp etc Green Earth Travel has announced two trips to Southern Utah and the Grand Canyon that offer a unique (and sweet) experience for animal lovers: June and October, 2010 Typically there are two trips a year, and typically, both are always sold out. So, advance notice is very appropriate. Consider this your warning! Reserve now if you ... Read More »

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