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See a patial list of our travel blog articles featuring places in North America below. For the complete blog archives list please visit our Archives page.

Agua Dulce, CA
Alaska Cruise
Alaska: Musk Ox
Alaskan Interior
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Railway
Alaska Small Ship Cruise
Alaska Whale Watching
Amelia Island, FL
Arizona Cowboy College
Atlanta, Idaho
Austin, Texas
Avila Beach, CA
Baja California Sur
Baja Wine Country, Mexico
Big Bear Lake, CA
British Columbia Tea
California Coast
Cambria & Paso Robles
Canadian Cities
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Winter
Catalina Island
Central Coast, California
Charlevoix, Quebec
Cherokee Nation
Chincoteague & Assateague
Claremont, CA
Columbia River
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Cozumel, Mexico
Death Valley Pupfish
Denali National Park
Dominican Republic
Douglas Complex Fire, OR
Eastern Washington
Fairbanks, Alaska
French Canada Cruise
Glacier Peak, WA
Grand del Mar
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hana Highway, Hawaii
Hawaii Big Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
Inland Northwest
Jacksonville, Oregon
Juneau, Alaska
Kaua'i 1; Kaua'i 2
Key West
Kona, Hawaii
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Images
Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lanai. Hawaii
La Paz, Mexico
La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA
Las Alamandas, Mexico
Las Vegas
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Lexington, Kentucky
Long Beach
Mammoth Mountain
Maui, Hawaii
Mohonk Mountain House
Molokai, Hawaii
Monterey Bay
Montreal Tea
Morongo Resort
Myrtle Beach
Napa Valley
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico Images
New Orleans
New York
North Cascades, WA
North Dakota Blizzard
Northern Washington State
Nova Scotia
Oceanside, CA
Orange County
Oregon Coast
Olympia, WA
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxnard, CA
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Palm Springs Museum
Palouse Scenic Byway
Pasadena, CA
Paso Robles, CA
Pismo Beach, CA
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Prince Rupert/Digby Island
Prudhoe Bay, Canadian Arctic
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Queen Charlotte Islands
Redondo Beach
Rhode Island
Richmond, BC
Riverside, CA
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Route 66
Samish Island, WA
San Diego
San Diego Resort
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle Parade Photos
Sedona, Arizona
Seward Highway, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Sonoma, CA
South Texas
St. Lawrence River, Canada
St. Louis, MO
Sun Valley, ID
Taos & Kit Carson
Taos, New Mexico
Texas Bull Riding
Texas Wine Country
Tongass, Alaska
Ventura, CA
Victoria, BC
Virginia Skydiving
Waco, Texas
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C: Newseum
Western Canada
Westlake Village, CA
Whistler, B.C.

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Alcala, Spain
Aran Islands, Ireland
Arnhem, Holland
Assisi, Italy
Augsburg, Germany
Baltic Sea Nations
Basel. Switzerland
Beira, Portugal
Bertha Benz Route, Germany
Bled, Slovenia
Brno, Czech Republic
Bruges, Leiden and Dijon
Burgundy, France
Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Champagne and Lorraine
Champagne Country, France
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Consuegra, Spain
Cortona, Italy
Cotswolds, England
County Cork, Ireland
Crete, Greece
Czech Republic
Czech Republic Slideshow
Dolomites, Italy
Duxford Aviation Museum
Eastern Mediterranean
Erfurt, Germany
Europe by Train
Europe's Churches
Europe's Statues
Fairytale Road, Germany
Flanders, Belgium
French Alps
Galicia, Spain
German Wine Tours
Germany (Bach)
Germany (small towns)
Germany (4 big cities)
Germany's Great Cities Giverny, France
Graubunden, Switzerland
Graz, Austria
Great Britain Photos
Heroes of Britain
Heroes of Europe
Holland River Cruise
Iceland 1; Iceland 2; Iceland 3
Innsbruck, Austria
Ireland Return
Ireland Tour 1; Ireland Tour 2
Ireland Vacation
Ischia Island, Italy
Kos Island, Greece
Lake Como, Italy
La Mancha, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Libourne, SW France
Liverpool, England
Loch Ness, Scotland
London Tea
London Tour Part 1
London Tour Part 2
London Tour Part 3
London Tour Part 4
Lorraine, France
Lucerne, Switzerland
Madrid Tapas
Mediterranean Cruise
Meuse-Argonne, France
Montagne, SW France
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Montpellier, France
Moscow & St, Petersburg
Nidwalden, Switzerland
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
Normandy Beaches, France
Normandy, France
Northern Italy
North Wales Railway
Norwegian Arctic
Norwegian Fjords
Offbeat Germany
Off the Beaten Path Europe
Orvieto, Italy
Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim
Perugia, Italy
Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza
Piovene Rocchette, Italy
Pittormie Castle, Scotland
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy
Port Meirion, North Wales
Prague, Czech Republic
Provence, France
Pyla-sur-Mer, SW France
Rail Europe
Rhodes Island, Greece
Rhone River, France
Riviera di Ulisse, Italy
Rome 1; Rome 2
Rouen, France
Saint-Émilion, SW France
Salzburg, Austria
Sarlat, SW France
Saxony, Germany
Schwyz, Switzerland
Scotland 1; Scotland 2
Senigallia, Central Italy
Southern England
Southern France
Southern Italy
Spain (Edible Books)
Spello, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
St. Petersburg
Sutri, Lazio, Italy
The Ritz, London
Toledo, Spain
Tuscan Farm
Tuscany and Umbria
Valencia, Spain
Vatican Museums
Vicenza, Italy
Vienna 1; Vienna 2
Yaroslavl, Russia
Yorkminster, England

TravelingBoy's 3 things About Lake Geneva
...we didn't know about
the Lake Geneva Region

What are some of the “things” or activities that residents of the LAKE GENEVA REGION do for fun?

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GasBuddy Survey Says: 92% of Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving Plan to Drive; 71% Expect to Spend Less This Year

When Americans hit the road this year for Thanksgiving, 31% will be traveling over 500 miles and another 31% will travel between 200 and 500 miles. This year 92% of us are driving and just 6.5% say they’ll fly. But no matter how far we go or how much we think we save on gas… that doesn’t mean we’re looking for ways to spend it. Of more than 81,000 Americans surveyed by GasBuddy this month, 71 percent said they expect to spend less on Thanksgiving this year. “With record-low gas prices, consumers are more inclined to load up the car to make the turkey meal voyage and be with family,” said Allison Mac, petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “The survey results reveals there is a sense of relief this travel season.”


Richard Carroll's travel blog/review
Elko's 31st Celebration Of The Old West

museum display, Elko
Way out in the misty west, rag-tag spirits of the past, grasping at timeless threads of memory, swirl about Elko's sturdy and uncompromising red brick buildings, touching the town's sparkling casino lights that passionately blink out a silent refrain to those with Lady Luck riding on their shoulders. These crusty old spirits, the rock-hard backbone of Elko, are the heartbeat of Western Americana.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
England's Lake District: Where Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter and Literary History Converge

the Lake District, England
What do William Wordsworth, William Yeats and Jemima Puddle-Duck have in common? Well, they all lived in and around the fairy-tale villages of England's Lake District, but only one of them actually is a fairy tale. And possibly the most famous of the three – at least among the under-10 set. Ms. Puddle-Duck, along with her good friends and neighbors, Peter Rabbit, Samuel Whiskers and Pickles among many others, were brought to life by Beatrix Potter...

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Israel: A Remarkable Paradise Carved Out of the Desert

welcome sign at the Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
Usually when I'm invited on a press trip, my family and friends are very excited for me. When my trip to Israel materialized, I eagerly shared with everyone what for me what was great news. Their smiles suddenly faded and were replaced with looks of deep concern. "Be careful." "Be careful." "Be careful." I heard that over and over again, with one email from a friend reading: Don't leave the group. Don't eat in any outdoor cafes. Don't use the buses. Don't use any underground parking...

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
A Northwest Coast Thanksgiving: Looping the Olympic Peninsula
By Sarah Wyatt

It's almost Thanksgiving – time to admit that not everyone wants to spend three hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic making their way to Grandmother's house for yet another meal of cold turkey and canned cranberry sauce. Veteran road trippers see a different opportunity: four days off to explore some spectacular byway that offers great views and outstanding cuisine.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Deggia

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Carravaggio, Deggia, Trntino, Italy
Our "Man in Italy" continues his series of photo shoots around the Trentino as his lens focuses in on an off-the-beaten path hamlet where llamas roam free and a quaint little church stands in homage to a Marian apparition of old.

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Tim Mattox's travel article
It's Your Birthday… Light The Candle!

Rod and Honey Piazza
For blues fans in Southern California the annual Rod Piazza Birthday Bash is one of the most anticipated music events staged in the Inland Empire. Hosted by the birthday boy himself along with his lovely wife Honey, the blues will once again light up the American Legion Hall, Post 79 in Riverside's scenic Fairmount Park. As is the tradition just prior to the arrival of Santa, Rod and Honey invite all their friends and fellow musicians out for a day-long, old fashioned harp-blowing, guitar-blazing, West Coast Blues-dancing celebration.

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Greg Aragon's travel blog/review
Rancho Mirage is a Real Oasis in the Palm Springs Desert

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage
If someone told me there was an historic presidential retreat in a small desert oasis near Palm Springs, I would have told them they were seeing things. But it is real and no mirage. It just happens to be located in the city of Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs. I saw this West Coast "Camp David," along with a host of exciting locations, on a recent trip to the small resort town.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Molveno

Molveno village and lake
Our "Man in Italy" was recently sent packing by his physician to undergo two weeks of water therapy at Terme di Comano in the Trentino area of northern Italy. In between his two-a-day therapeutic baths, he was out and about with his camera gear documenting where to go and what to see. This is his second in a series of ten waterlogged dispatches filed Under Doctor's Orders.

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Guest Contributor's travel blog
SpringHill Suites Makes a Splash in Oceanside
By Mary McGrath

SpringHill Suites by Marriott just opened in February, and I've got to tell you, this is a real bargain for being by the ocean. This stylish surf inspired retreat offers a coastal casual vibe. The rooms are finally appointed with a beachy decor, and modern amenities that discerning travelers expect. Step outside and you have panoramic views of the Pacific and a long lazy pier that welcomes your attention.

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Under Doctor's Orders: Terme di Comano

rock on the shores of Molveno Lake
Sent packing by his physician, our "Man in Italy" spent two weeks at a spa-wellness center surrounded by the Brenta Dolomites up in the Trentino Alto Adige region. In between his two-a-day therapeutic baths, he dried off and ventured out of his retreat to see what he could see. This is the first in his series of ten dispatches, Under Doctor's Orders.

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Ed Boitano's travel blog/review
Sitka By The Sea: God's Country on Alaska's Inside Passages

Mount Edgecumbe, Sitka
For me the cruise vacation is about sampling a new location, then deciding whether I want to come back. My problem is that I want to come back to every destination. And this was never truer than when I took an Alaska Inside Passage cruise and set eyes on Sitka. With its rich native culture and Russian history, captured in a stunning wilderness setting, I knew I had to come back. Seven years later I did.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Up Close and Personal with Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson in 'Calvary'
Brendan Gleeson is one of those actors who always manages to crawl inside a character's skin, creating fully actualized, riveting performances. Gleeson's latest film, currently playing in theatres, is "Calvary." Written & directed by John Michael McDonagh, Gleeson plays the role of Father James, a very kind priest in a small Irish parish who hears a shocking plan during a confessional that sends him on an exploratory mission.

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Tim Mattox's travel article
Ain't No Cure... for the Summertime Blues!

Mark Hummel and the Golden State - Lone Star Review
It was a great summer for blues and blues fans. The calendar was crammed with festival events, concerts, bar gigs and club dates. Adding fuel to the 'live' fire there has also been an abundance of freshly recorded blues released by a multitude of national and regional artists. With all of these options fanning the flames it becomes tremendously difficult, at least for me, to decide on what to do and who to see.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Crystal Bridges and Arkansas in Bloom

outdoor exhibit at the 21C Miuseum boutique hotel, Bentonville
Arkansas has shed its undeserved Dogpatch reputation. Northwest Arkansas has become prosperous, with a wealth of places of interest for tourists, and offering some of America's most beautiful nature, along with cultural events, and many craft and antique fairs. The new Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport serves as the gateway to Ozark towns and villages, such as Bentonville, home of Walmart, and Eureka Springs...

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Eric Anderson's travel blog/review
Doing the Douro with Uniworld

buildings in Porto, Portugal
We've taken a handful of river cruises in Europe, one with Viking and half a dozen with Uniworld, over the last ten years. We've seen this international enthusiasm for visiting those medieval towns of Europe that lie along their legendary rivers swell until its very success threatens the whole experience. We tell our friends and our readers, "If you haven't done European river cruising before, do it now! It will be too crowded in ten years to be as much fun."

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Tom Weber's travel blog/review
Country Roads: Epilogue

country road in Italy

"Our Man in Italy" ties a nice bow around his 21-part Country Roads of Italy travel journal with a photographic look back on his amazing eight-day Insight Vacations journey.

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Corinna Lothar's travel blog/review
Art Ancient and Contemporary in Southwestern France

Cathedral Sainte Cecile, Albi, SW France
Ancient villages sit on hilltops overlooking fertile fields, rivers and lakes. Medieval castles dot the landscape. For a thousand years, pilgrims have crossed this southwestern French countryside, the Midi Pyrenees, en route to Santiago de Compostela, stopping for food and shelter wherever the scallop shell, symbol of St. James, is displayed.

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Fyllis Hockman's travel blog/review
Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland: 400 Years of History

actors as inhabitants of Mary King's Close
The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the Bubonic Plague has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city's population. The area hardest hit: Mary King's Close on High Street, a busy thoroughfare and lively 17th century street of pubs, shops and residences. Cries of suffering have replaced the friendly chatter, and the stench of death, the pungent aroma of tea and scones.

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Bev Cohn's travel blog
Switzerland – A Country of Unsurpassed Beauty and Refinement

Bern's Old Town
Once in a while a trip comes along that is the quintessential luxurious experience and for me the tour of Swiss Deluxe Hotels gets the prize. Combining the ultimate in luxury with the kindness of strangers would best describe my most unforgettable adventure.

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BONE BOOK is here!

Robert W. Bone, known as the author of four travel guidebooks, has now written a dramatic and entertaining account of his long career in journalism and world-wide travel reporting. Fire Bone! is available on

TRAVEL ROUTE 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America
by Jim Hinckley

Long one of America's cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year.


Pay What You Want at Hotels in Paris
Courtesy Caroline Costello, SmarterTravel

A Paris hotels group is running an unusual promotion, allowing guests to pay what they want for accommodations in the city this summer. According to a French-language online post on a site called "Payez ce que vous voulez" (that means "pay what you want"), five Parisian hotels are participating in a scheme that gives hotel guests the freedom to determine their own nightly rates.


Beer Prices Around The World Compared: The Cheapest, Most Expensive And Most Popular Beer Brands


Hotel Horror Story
By Simone Beaulieu

Grandiose-Pomp Hotels are known worldwide for superior hospitality. “Pleasing the best people in the best places with relish” is their slogan, proudly personified on lobby signage in locations from Caracas to the Congo.


Airbus: Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Airbus filed a patent for what will be the least comfortable airplane seat in the sky. The new design features saddle-like seats that can fold up when not in use. Gone are cushions, padded armrests, tray tables and personal space: The new seating plan, of course, would allow airlines to cram more passengers into the limited space of the cabin.

Airlines with the Most Extra Fees
Courtesy SmarterTravel

The airlines call them ancillary revenues. Travelers call it nickel-and-diming. By whatever name, the dizzying array of fees that airlines now impose for everything from checked bags to carry-on bags to seat selection to ticket reissues is big business. And it's getting bigger…


A New Rock Video from Bill Maroldo


Seattle's Space Needle Unveils a Look to the Future with New Digital and Mobile Experiences

Built as a symbol of the future for the Age of Space 1962 World's Fair, Seattle's iconic Space Needle is once again embracing the promise of the future – this week, the curtain comes up on ground-breaking digital experiences that will inspire urban explorers and connect visitors to the sights and experiences of the Pacific Northwest in ways that, until now, could only be imagined.


Airlines Are Making Big Bucks!


Celebrity Cruise Deals from Joni Notagiacomo ACC – CruiseOne


5 Things Travel Has Taught Me

The staff at Twenty-Something Travel write about 5 things they’ve learned from travel.


airberlin Announces Business Class Sale for Summer Travel

airberlin has launched a business class sale for those travelers looking to fly in style and comfort. The sale includes fares starting from as low as $3,649.00 including all taxes and surcharges from New York (JFK) to Germany for example and also covers other premiere destinations such as Copenhagen, Milan, Vienna and Zurich at slightly higher rates.


Travel Smarter with Brainscape!

In eight of the 13 cities listed as best vacation destinations by U.S. News this year, English isn’t the official language. Add vast cultural differences and unfamiliar terrain to the existing language barrier and suddenly a trip abroad can become a daunting proposition. Fortunately, Brainscape can help travelers learn how to talk the talk (quite literally) in no time before they venture off to a foreign destination.


Carnival Cruise Lines Raises Automatic Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Lines is boosting the gratuity amount it suggests passengers give crew as tips. The line is raising the amount by 50 cents, from $11.50 to $12 per passenger, per day, effective Oct. 9. The gratuities are automatically added to passengers' shipboard accounts – though there is the option of increasing or decreasing the amount at the purser's desk. Carnival will also ban smoking on cabin balconies beginning this fall. Smoking already is prohibited in all staterooms. Passengers caught smoking on balconies after the new rule takes effect will be assessed a $250 "cleaning and refreshing" fee.

Cruise Lines Combining Ocean, River Voyages

A number of cruise lines are getting ships of the right size to operate combinations of river and ocean itineraries, allowing passengers to reach riverside destinations that larger vessels typically can't reach. For example, Silversea Cruises offers a cruise to Bridgetown, Barbados, that includes a voyage along the Amazon River; Seabourn combines an Amazon River cruise with Caribbean and South American coastal cruises; and Voyages to Antiquity features combination cruising in the Mediterranean.


SoCal Airports fare well in's 5th Annual Airport Affordability Rankings

Back for its fifth consecutive year, has released its 2014 Airport Affordability Index ranking the 101 most popular US airports based on their airfare affordability. Airports in Southern California did well again this year, earning two spots in the top 10 most affordable airports. Long Beach earned the #2 position with an average airfare of $200 while Bob Hope Airport earned the 7th position with an average airfare $274. In contrast, LAX is #56 on the list with an average airfare of $403, John Wayne/Orange County takes 67th position and San Diego Intl-Lindbergh Field earns 78th spot.

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Does QANTAS Need a Really Good Plumber?

Just watched the news, and near the very end they had a brief story about a QANTAS A-380 that took off from LAX on its way to Melbourne. One hour out of LA, a water pipe in the ceiling broke. It splashed and soaked water over lots of passengers and, even more extraordinary, flooded the floor! With today's hi-tech devices in every person's pocket on the A-380, lots of those on board took photos, which is how the media got the story. I wonder what would have happened if this occurred say 30 or more years ago, before Iphones and Ipads... would QANTAS have hidden it? The A-380 did not have a plumber on board, so the aircraft turned around and flew back to LAX – where it landed safely. Who knew water pipes were in the ceiling!

An Inside Look At the Los Angeles International Airport Control Tower
By John Clayton


The Genesis of T-Boy’s Cartoons

Known for travel stories that immediately capture the interest of the reader with their colorful creativity, clever use of words and the talent to paint pictures with words about destinations all over the world, TravelingBoy is delighted to announce the riveting success of our hilarious travel cartoons that highlight the foibles and quirks of mankind.


Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.


Together in Spirit – The Best Friends Animal Society

At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters.


Deb's poetry break

by Dorothy Parker

Half across the world from me
Lie the lands I'll never see-
I, whose longing lives and dies
Where a ship has sailed away;
I, that never close my eyes
But to look upon Cathay.

Things I may not know nor tell
Wait, where older waters swell;
Ways that flowered at Sappho's tread,
Winds that sighed in Homer's strings,
Vibrant with the singing dead,
Golden with the dust of wings.

Under deeper skies than mine,
Quiet valleys dip and shine.
Where their tender grasses heal
Ancient scars of trench and tomb
I shall never walk: nor kneel
Where the bones of poets bloom.

If I seek a lovelier part,
Where I travel goes my heart;
Where I stray my thought must go;
With me wanders my desire.
Best to sit and watch the snow,
Turn the lock, and poke the fire.

Send Deb your favorite travel poems.


Dog Quotations

How to Protect Your Luggage From Being Pilfered

Should airlines or the TSA be accountable for the items that are stolen from checked bags? Plus, try these clever tactics to keep your valuables safe in checked luggage.


International Phone Calls

Easily keep in touch when overseas by using the Mobal® International Cell Phone.


Last-Minute Airfare Deals

Find the latest last-minute Web fares for flights departing from within the United States and Canada.


The Best Place to Find Cheap Flights

Compare prices on 400+ airlines and travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and more and find the best bargain..


7 Frequent-Flyer Tricks Worth Learning

Master the art of earning miles, attaining elite status, and working the system to earn free flights and other perks. Learn from expert travelers who know how to maximize their elite status.


Traveling Boy Recipe Travel recipe of the month

Thanksgiving Recipe – Circa 1621

Thanksgiving is an annual U.S. holiday, with regional recipes and customs varying from geographic areas, plus with many meals including personal family culinary traditions.

Just for fun, research shows the following dishes were served at the first harvest celebration in Plymouth (in present-day Massachusetts) in 1621. Prepared by the 50 or so Pilgrims, plus just under 100 Wampanoag Native Americans, the meal was a mix of what the English settlers knew and brought with them, as well as what the Wampanoag contributed to the feast.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
Amazon Adventure
Amazon Jungle
Costa Rica Cloud Forest
Peru 1
Peru 2
Peru's Amazon

Camiguin Island, Philippines
Caramoan, Philippines
China Photos
Corregidor Island
Emirates Airlines
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Iligan City, Philippines
Japan 1; Japan 2
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Jalalabad Photos
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul Photos 1
Kabul Photos 2
Krabi, Thailand 1
Krabi, Thailand 2
Langkawi, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
Petra, Jordan
Philippine Dolphins
Qufu, China
Taj Mahal, India
Terra Cotta Warriors, China
Thailand 1; Thailand 2
Yangtze River, China

Namibia 1
Namibia 2
Namibia 3
Uganda 1
Uganda 2
Uganda 3

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Indian Pacific Railway
Marquesa Islands
New South Wales, Australia
New Zealand
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Tahiti; Tahiti Photos

Antarctica 1
Antarctica 2
Antarctica Slideshow

Azamara Cruises
Azamara Baltic Sea Cruise
Allure of the Seas
Carnival Paradise Cruise
Oasis of the Seas;
Oasis of the Seas Photos
River Cruise
SS Lane Victory 1
SS Lane Victory 2
Three Value Cruises

4 Historic Hotels
Aviation Legend: The B17
Favorite Travel Photos
Feasting on Bugs and Grubs
Great Escape
Interesting Travel Photos: Questions
Interesting Travel Photos: Answers
Islands Part 1
Islands Part 2
Islands Part 3
Islands Part 4
Learning English
Queen Mary
Signs of the Times
Spirits of the World
Soft Adventures
The Haunting
Travel Photography

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Traveling Blues Features (partial list) – blues aficionado Tim Mattox writes about the blues:
Honeyboy Edwards
John Hammond
Field Hollers
Eddie Vinson
Willie Dixon
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
John Mayall
Lowell George (Little Feat)
BB King
Johnny Winter
Joe Bonamassa
Preston Smith
Rory Block
Mick Taylor
Dennis Jones
Zen Blues Quartet
Rod Piazza
Buddy Guy
Pinetop Perkins
2011 San Diego Blues Festival
The Blues & Lives Well-Lived
Pendleton Warrior
Promise of the Real/Lukas Nelson
Jimmy Carl Black
Stephen Stills
Otis Rush
Little Walter
Johnny Otis
Kinsey, Perkins & Sumlin
Charlie Musselwhite 2
2013 San Diego Blues Festival
Phil Gates
Rod Piazza Birthday 2
JW Jones
Billy Watson
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
'Iceman' Albert Collins
Lightnin' Malcolm

Travel Humor (partial list) – a collection of jokes (with bits of travel adventures) from graphics artist Raoul Pascual:
Can You Get Married in Heaven?
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