dublin ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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It's St. Patrick's Day and the bars are already packed (at least, I assume so). The sun is shining and the spring temperatures have...
Del Water Gap

Hiking Season

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Spring is almost here and the temperatures, though inconsistent, are rising. We had a couple 70-degree days this week, followed by a 20-degree drop....
funny photo

Unshot Photos

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My greatest travel regret is not taking more photos. Even now, with my digital camera, I don't take enough photos. Sometimes I'm just not...
great wall of china

Useful Language

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Learning some basics in any language can be useful. In Chinese, it's important to also learn some hand signals.
laguna beach

In the Warm California Sun

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Yesterday was beautiful in the New York-New Jersey area. Even as I walked home late from work, I really didn't need the jacket I...
Luang Prabang Laos

Is It Spring Break Yet?

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One of the advantages of teaching at a college is that I have more vacation time. Unfortunately, I don't work at a college that...
Panama City

Peaceful Forest; Busy City

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A hike through the rainforest in Parque Natural Metropolitano within Panama City.
NY Times Travel Show

Lessons from the Travel Show

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This weekend's New York Times Travel Show was a learning experience. It was my first travel trade show and I wasn't sure what to...
passport

Passport to Censorship

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Samantha Brown's show, Passport to Europe, was used as censorship for the US evening news in China.
bali statue

Monuments to the Gods

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There's a lot to enjoy about Bali. I would have liked a longer vacation there, but the few days I had were enough to...
scapa scotch

Ode to My Scotch

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The story of my favorite writing Scotch -- Scapa 12 year old single Orkney malt.
chinglish sign

Poetic Chinglish

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Whether it's about an official government sign or just a restaurant menu, everyone who has been to China has stories of Chinglish.
bangkok bugs

Big Bug Man

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Checking out the fried bug vendor and his free samples along Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.
pineapple thailand

Pineapple Anyone?

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I traveled with my parents on my second trip to Bangkok--they wanted a few days in Thailand since it was a short flight from...
Mont Royal montreal

I Don’t Always Enjoy Getting Lost

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It's easy to get lost when you don't follow the same path through Mont Royal in Montreal. And while I love getting lost while traveling, it can be tiring.