5 Luxury Dubai Hotels Which I Never Saw

During my three months in Sharjah, UAE, I made many, many trips into the neighboring emirate of Dubai. I’m really not into glamour and glizt, so my jaunts into Dubai were short because, frankly, I was a little bored. I never once walked through the doors of any of the hotels for which Dubai is […]

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Island Hopping Down Under

Australia is a country surrounded by islands. So much of interest lies on the mainland that island hopping wasn’t on my radar when I visited this past summer. I departed from the mainland to visit only one island – the Tiwi Island of Bathurst, which is inhabited solely by Aboriginals and one of the most […]

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5 Packing Essentials to Stay Healthy While Traveling

As I now inexplicably suffer through a cold here in the tropical heat of Malaysia, I have discovered that I literally cannot find a pharmacy in this town, and they don’t sell medication at grocery stores. This leaves me feeling really happy that I brought along a few basic non-prescription medications before I left the […]

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7 Great City Breaks in the U.K.

As I enter the winter in the U.A.E., the sun continues to suffocate me. This week we have a steady stream of 29 degree days (84 Fahrenheit) . This is actually quite the relief when compared to the 39 degrees (102 Fahrenheit) which filled the air in September when I arrived. I love heat, but […]

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An Egyptian Harem Conspiracy

My recent trip to Egypt was filled with the usual traveler’s travails of crossing the street in Cairo without getting run over and doggedly pursuing my – and everyone’s – life dream of visiting the pyramids of Giza without allowing hundreds of swarming touts to ruin it. Egyptian history is filled with stories of much […]

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Tips on Traveling Alone

When backpacking, traveling in a group can be great fun. However, at times you may find it somewhat restrictive, and the idea of traveling along alone can start to seem more and more appealing. Many people find that the opportunities and adventure while traveling solo can be eye opening. In fact, in recent years it’s […]

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