Category Archives: Budget Travel

Overbooked :: Effects of Mass Tourism

Former New York Times and Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker spoke  in the Ralph Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State about her research for Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, published in 2014.   Here are … Continue reading

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Travel Beginner

I wrote this little piece about my earlier travels–about an attempt to travel from Italy to Egypt and beyond.   You’ll read it on Medium Publications,  a new online platform related to Twitter, but you don’t have to write in 140 … Continue reading

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12 Travel Resources for 2017

1.The Appalachian Trail   – Go the distance or cross a small state for a weekend adventure. 2.Budget Travel in 2017 – Tips from Forbes 3. Camino Santiago de Compostela – Pilgrim trials across Europe 4.Electric Currents Around the World  – Current convertors … Continue reading

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Gulangyu :: China

Gulangyu (Piano Island) lies off the eastern seaboard of China approximately 300 KM from Taiwan. It is a quiet place because no cars are allowed on the island. The nickname Piano Island reflects its shape and a nod to the … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up = What?

Hey Bud, what are you thinking? Do you know what thumbs up means in Iraq or Sardinia, Thailand or Turkmenistan? Do you know this guy? I don’t. If you’re smart, you won’t travel with him! Thumbs up could be offensive in many cultures. … Continue reading

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In which Nellie Visits the Mount Lavinia Hotel

In which Nellie Visits the Mount Lavinia Hotel. via In which Nellie Visits the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

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Walking as Transportation

Books about Walking The Complete Guide to Walking, Mark Fenton.  Written by an editor at Walking magazine, this comprehensive how to guide, takes you from inertia to regular walking.  Exceptionally useful book aimed at the beginning walker or occasional exerciser. A … Continue reading

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Meet People :: Get Your Hands Dirty :: The World :: Close to Home

Meet People * Cultural Programs * Volunteer * Work Exchange * Travel   …get started with your dream of helping people and reaching out….meeting new friends….BE the change you want   Applications accepted during July, 2014 * Virtual Student Foreign Service – online … Continue reading

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Panama Canal :: Do It Yourself

Viewing the Panama Canal from a cruise ship might not be the best vista.   Canal bound cruise ships are so large and the decks so far above the water line that you can’t see the interesting activity below in … Continue reading

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Coastal Kayaking

Coastal Sea Kayaking Pushing to the edge of sunset, I’m paddling a sea kayak on a tributary of a Florida wilderness area, along the Eastern Shore coves of the Chesapeake Bay,  past coastal South Carolina barrier islands, or heading to a … Continue reading

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