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Brazil, Sao Paulo

Street Art of Sao Paulo

Street Art of South America is famous for its beauty and, often, political statements or social  movements. From Valpo (Valparaiso, Chile) to Colombia to Brazil, street art turns grey concrete into vibrant color and comment. What could be more fun…

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Amazon River

The Mighty Amazon River

If you think travel is all fun and games. You’ve only been as far as the corner Stop N Go. Anonymous Traveling on the Mighty Amazon, a river that is 4,000+miles (6,516 km) long, spans the South American continent-east to…

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Mt. Hood, Oregon

Outdoors at Mt. Hood

Even more spectacular, if that is possible, than Timberline Lodge, are the outdoor activities available in and around Mt. Hood and Government Camp. Skiing: Skiing Mt. Hood can be done year round (sometimes there isn’t enough snow and it does…

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Colorado, Durango

Durango Rewind

Fishing in Durango, Colorado with Lonnie Malouff, Little Fishes Guide Service, is my nirvana. Lonnie knows where the fish are plus he is a great teacher. We began our fly fishing experience on the Animas River, which is filled with…

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Myanmar: The People, Part 2

It was such a serendipitous meeting. While strolling the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine, we stopped to talk to a monk. A very chatty fellow of 51, and a monk for over 25 years, he was very eager…

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Mexico, Tijuana

Revisiting Tijuana, Mexico

Thirty-five years after my first walk across the border to Tijuana, an old friend, BorisPiskin, who owns Teloro, the largest solar business for the Hispanic market in California, invited me to spend 2 ½ days in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Has…

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Myanmar: Part 1

There is very little that can entice me to get up at 4 a.m. but how often do you get a chance to bathe a Buddha? And not just any Buddha but one that the actual real Buddha is said…

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Travel Tips

Who Needs Travel Insurance? You Do!

The call came at 9:00 PM. A friend needed to be evacuated from a Caribbean clinic for life-saving treatment. When she arrived the next day, she was within hours of death. The complications—and cost—were horrendous; the alternative: unthinkable. Even if…

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