Gran Canarias

I arrived with no expectations and found Famara, friends and fun. Surfing shattered me the first two days, and crashing waves pummeled me to awesomely fall down on day 3. Sea, smiles and sand in everything, plus a crazy tan, crappy

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Gran Canarias

I arrived with no expectations and found Famara, friends and fun. Surfing shattered me the first two days, and crashing waves pummeled me to awesomely fall down on day 3. Sea, smiles and sand in everything, plus a crazy tan, crappy

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India

Six weeks is not enough time to see this huge, complex and wonderfully colorful country, but I did my best. Where did I go? Agra, Alleppey, Bikaner, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Gajner, Goa, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kerala backwaters, Kochin, Kumarakom,

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India

Six weeks is not enough time to see this huge, complex and wonderfully colorful country, but I did my best. Where did I go? Agra, Alleppey, Bikaner, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Gajner, Goa, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kerala backwaters, Kochin, Kumarakom,

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Qatar

With only enough time to sample the city and Souq Waqif, I’m glad to be in Doha at night to see its sophisticated skyline illuminated with colors that rival Miami. Originally called Al-Bida (big tree), palm trees dot new highways

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Qatar

With only enough time to sample the city and Souq Waqif, I’m glad to be in Doha at night to see its sophisticated skyline illuminated with colors that rival Miami. Originally called Al-Bida (big tree), palm trees dot new highways

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Saudi Arabia

A last-minute decision to see Saudi Arabia rewarded my travel style of not planning everything. There’s nothing wrong with following a map, but how can you be surprised and discover something new if that’s all you’re doing? Riyadh is a

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Saudi Arabia

A last-minute decision to see Saudi Arabia rewarded my travel style of not planning everything. There’s nothing wrong with following a map, but how can you be surprised and discover something new if that’s all you’re doing? Riyadh is a

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Jordan

Arriving via Aqaba, two of us are detained based solely on nationality and profession. I’m one of them; the other is an Australian police officer. Neither of us is shocked. Border guards check our passports and don’t give them back,

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Jordan

Arriving via Aqaba, two of us are detained based solely on nationality and profession. I’m one of them; the other is an Australian police officer. Neither of us is shocked. Border guards check our passports and don’t give them back,

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Egypt

Cairo can best be described as a slap in the face. You hear the word ‘Welcome’ a lot — too much, actually — just before aggression bears down on you like an angry mother-in-law, yelling and asking inappropriate questions while

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Egypt

Cairo can best be described as a slap in the face. You hear the word ‘Welcome’ a lot — too much, actually — just before aggression bears down on you like an angry mother-in-law, yelling and asking inappropriate questions while

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Turkey

My time in Istanbul is too brief. A visit to the Grand Bazaar, a delicious bite of Turkish delight at Ali Muhiddin, and a tortuous look at everything I won’t have the opportunity to eat. I love the colorful lamps

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Turkey

My time in Istanbul is too brief. A visit to the Grand Bazaar, a delicious bite of Turkish delight at Ali Muhiddin, and a tortuous look at everything I won’t have the opportunity to eat. I love the colorful lamps

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Bahamas

Most people come here on a booze cruise or to shop. I’m here for Junkanoo, Johnny cakes and conch fritters. Airport guards pull me aside at baggage claim on suspicion of being a terrorist because I’m only carrying snorkel gear

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Bahamas

Most people come here on a booze cruise or to shop. I’m here for Junkanoo, Johnny cakes and conch fritters. Airport guards pull me aside at baggage claim on suspicion of being a terrorist because I’m only carrying snorkel gear

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Mexico

It was 25°F, snowing and turkeys when I left NYC, and here in CZM it’s 25°C, sunny and tacos. The shades of turquoise rival those of Greece, but the water’s translucent quality make it more innocent and serene. My first

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Mexico

It was 25°F, snowing and turkeys when I left NYC, and here in CZM it’s 25°C, sunny and tacos. The shades of turquoise rival those of Greece, but the water’s translucent quality make it more innocent and serene. My first

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Canada

A weekend in Upstate New York to reconnect with a friend I met in California turns into a road trip to Canada, visiting Toronto and Niagara Falls. It starts to rain as I reach the Falls, which is of no

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Canada

A weekend in Upstate New York to reconnect with a friend I met in California turns into a road trip to Canada, visiting Toronto and Niagara Falls. It starts to rain as I reach the Falls, which is of no

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