Travel Philosophy

What You Can Do With Traveling That You Can’t With Sex

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The thought occurred to me mid-flight between Vancouver and Salt Lake City. Why I was flying from Vancouver to Salt Lake City was a mystery known only to the Expedia gods. I was on a three-week travel tour in support of the charity I work for. I needed to get from Portland, Oregon to Bismarck, […]

Travel Horror Stories Only Happen At Airports

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Usually, travel horror stories while in a place are reminders of things that we have and/or take for granted. Someone taking your iPod, stealing your shoes, getting caught in the rain with no change of clothes all make for epic stories. For some reason (perhaps for the reasons listed above), I find the airport the […]

Has Travel Writing Become Nothing More Than A Self-Help Genre?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

  OK, I’m a dude, and I’ll admit that I just watched Eat, Pray, Love. In my own defense, I received an email from a friend that prompted me to do this, so it wasn’t under my own free will that I entered the theater (or maybe it was). Now, to avoid kicking a dead […]

A Response To Travel Quotes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In a dark, local bar in some far off place, you may find yourself dropping in on others’ conversations. Sometimes, you hear a phrase that resonates with whatever you are thinking at the time and sometimes people say the darn-dest things. With today’s technology and all travelers being united through the internet and smart phones, […]

Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?

Friday, October 1, 2010

I guess it’s simmers down to someone’s personal comfort level. For example, I would not go white water rafting. I don’t like baths, I don’t like swimming, I sometimes find beaches rather boring. I know it’s kind of lame. While in Buenos Aires, I heard about villa tours — “villa” being the common word to […]

The End Of An Era: An Ode To My Camera

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

6 years — 10 countries — 2 careers — hiking boots, canoes, bikes, kayaks, ski boats, skis, snowmobiles, horses — 100,000’s of shots — 2 contest victories — 3 automobiles — Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Oceans — 4 backpacks — Airplanes, Ferries, Junk boats, Jeepneys, tuk tuks — subways, buses, trains, boats — 3 Olympic venues […]

The Personality Of A Traveler

Monday, September 20, 2010

By Nancy Lewis We all have different personalities in different situations. Or rather, we show different parts of our personalities to different people. I find that I am organized and punctual at work, but easy-going and relaxed with my friends. I’m friendly and outgoing at parties, but introspective when I’m alone. I’ve even noticed that […]

Is Travel Actually Gender Specific? My Problem With “Eat, Pray, Love”

Friday, September 17, 2010

I never read Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love.” I don’t plan on reading it, either. I have nothing against the premise or the author, I simply have not gotten around to holding a copy in my hands nor have I felt the urge to. As a traveling female. I sometimes feel like I am missing […]

Traveling Mission Statement

Friday, September 3, 2010

A poem from iPoems for the Dolphins to Click Home About For those who wish to stand before the horizon and smile at its attainability, for those who desire to enter the culture of the world, to walk in the paths of past kings, to fluently speak the language of the world, to dream the […]

Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna

Friday, August 20, 2010

Compassion comes in many forms. You can give away your life savings, some extra change in your pocket, or a bottle of water to a thirsty child. It’s easy to change one person’s life, but much more difficult to change many. In fact, I think it’s probably near impossible to change everyone’s world, spreading yourself like […]

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