Photo Tour of “The Living Desert”

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, California — visit its website www.livingdesert.org/. I was there recently while on a 17-day road trip, and I had a great guided tour conducted by a local who is also a 40+ […]

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Making an #Impact in the D.R. – part one

This is the first in a set of articles about my recent trip to the Dominican Republic aboard the P&O ship Adonia with the new cruise line fathom + travel. [Disclaimer: Fathom travel provided my transportation, lodging, cruise, and social impact activities without the expectation or requirement of favorable reviews. The opinions expressed herein are […]

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The Amazing Petra, Jordan

Attempting to write a “short story” about Petra, Jordan, would be like trying to summarize Will And Ariel Durant’s epic 12-volume The Story of Civilization in a few sentences. So this article won’t try to cover all of the area, just some of the photo highlights of our tour there on 11/11/11 — yes, November […]

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Beating the Baggage Charge Blues

Note: While the tone of this article slants toward European travels, the information is equally attributable to travel within USA, to Asia, South America, Australia, etc. The U.S. Bureau of Transportation (www.rita.dot.gov/bts/home) released data for airline revenues for excess baggage charges made between 2012 and 2013. And it’s no surprise the largest 15 airlines in […]

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A hidden Gem in downtown Cabo San Lucas

I’ve been going to Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, each year since 2003. It started out while I was still working, and I’d go one week a year. A few years later it became two weeks a year, and now it’s anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks a visit, […]

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