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Beyond Temples and Tombs

Cycling to Hue’s lesser-known sights

Inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993 for its gorgeous temples, imperial buildings and royal tombs, Hue’s beguiling charms and laid- back vibe are often lost on the millions of tourists who come through […]

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All aboard!

Why your next vacation should be a river cruise

I never thought Id be a cruiser. Stuck on a ship with people I didn’t know with nothing to do between ports sounded like a recipe for a miserable vacation. That is, […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Armchair Traveler

How reading can inspire a love for travel

I was a completely unabashed bookworm as a kid. Nothing brought me greater happiness than a trip to the library where I could load up with a stack of books to devour. Long […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Fly Cheaply

Tips to getting the best airfare possible

Who doesn’t love getting a great deal on airfare? With increased competition, lower energy costs and more discerning travelers, cheap fares are there to be had. That said, there are tools and tips that […]

By |March 20th, 2016|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Flyers Behaving Badly

I can’t begin to put into words how travel has enriched my life over the years. I’ve learned to see the world from a more educated viewpoint. I’ve eaten marvelous foods that I couldn’t even pronounce. I’ve been heartbroken to […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Mastering Travel Photography

I used to be afraid of DSLR cameras. There were too many buttons, dials and confusing terms. I was perfectly content with my dinky CyberShot DSC-U20, an ultracompact 2 megapixel point-and-shoot that came with an 8MB memory stick. Not gigabyte. […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Travel Blogging 101: Want to travel the world for free?

With the advent of the internet, now anyone can be a published writer with a few clicks of the mouse. Even though blogging didn’t really take off until the late 1990s, it feels like every other person I meet has […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Integrating food into your travels

ON THE SHARED nature of food, American chef and food writer James Beard said, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” I love the way that food, or more specifically, the sharing of food, has a unique way of […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Documenting your travel experiences

From old school to high tech: here’s how to preserve your travel experiences and memories…

I love everything about travel, even the pre-travel planning ― hours spent poring over guidebooks, websites and blogs to figure out what to do, see and […]

By |June 20th, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Making a success out of long term travel

As summer draws near, many of us are starting to plan holiday destinations.

For some intrepid voyagers, though, travel isn’t limited to two weeks a year or even a season. It’s a full-time occupation. However, unless you’re a trust fund baby, turning […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Life's A Trip, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments