Category Archives: Geography

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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Skipping Winter

Long as I can remember, I’ve made an effort to skip out of Winter.  Cold kills my happiness, though I learned to enjoy X-ski during the years I lived above 45º N latitude.  Something about the lack of light, the … Continue reading

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Ethics of Travel.

A Code of Ethics for Travelers ………………from the North American Coordinating Center for Responsible Tourism Travel in spirit of humility – desire to learn. Be aware. Listen and observe. Different time concepts and tought patterns. Instead of the beach, discover … Continue reading

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Colin Thubron Discusses ”In Siberia”

Colin Thubron, the prize winning  (PEN Silver Pen Award, Thomas Cook Travel Award, Hawthornden Prize) author of many travel books, reads from In Siberia to an assembly of spellbound professors and literature students who are gathered at a conference on travel writing … Continue reading

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Travel Writer’s Organizations

Organizations for Travel Writers and Outdoors Journalists   American Society of Journalists and Authors  Circumnavigators Club Explorers Club International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association International Institute for Peace through Tourism International Society for Travel Writing National Writer’s Union  Outdoor Writers … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth

I recently heard about a project initiated by Everett Pompeii — a college student currently studying in Japan. In his words:  “The more people you inspire to get out there, the better off the world is (in my view, anyway). … Continue reading

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