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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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Motivation to Dream (and Act) as a Travel Writer

Personal desire is the best motivator for exploring and writing about a place.  After all, if you want to be there — if you’re truly interested and engaged — you’ve a better chance of communicating  your experiences.  Care about the places … Continue reading

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Do Trekking Poles Help You Walk?

“You don’t need sticks!” a British mountaineering friend announced with a hint of scorn in his voice.  We were reviewing pre-hike gear for a Lake District holiday.  Able bodied adult hikers should wear stout boots, carry a small pack with … 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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How to Travel :: The First Day

Travelers complain they feel tired on the first few days of a trip, even in nearby time zones.  That’s normal — the rush to depart brings extra chores and an effort at work to get everything done.   Add the … Continue reading

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15 Travel + Memoir Writing Contests

Travel Writer’s Awards and Contests The Guardian (UK) Travel Writing Competition – for amateur travel writers We Said Go Travel Writing Contest WanderWomen Travel Writing Contest – Wanderlust and Lipstick Fish Publishing Short Memoir Writing Contest Safari Bucket List Travel Writer … Continue reading

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Zen of Travel Writing

When I need time to reflect on what I’ve seen,  to process incoming information, I take a long walk without my notebook and let thoughts  flow. If anything really important comes to mind, it can be written down when I get back to my … Continue reading

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