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Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

Monday, July 11, 2011

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is harmonious. Then the peace of my wood cabin is shattered by an almighty clatter of corrugated iron and a banging […]

The Day I Spent Teaching In The Philippines (Without Any Warning)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What does one do when thrust into the unexpected situation of teaching a class of 57 children in the capital of the Philippines? Why, sing, of course. A trip to the Philippines is always an education, but this time I’d planned on taking things easy. Rather than sail out into the wilderness and explore some […]

Experiencing Norway’s Winter Sports And Living To Tell About It (Barely)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What do you get when you mix dog sledding, .22 rifles, and Norway’s most famous liquor? How about an unforgettable weekend experiencing the best of Norway’s winter sports. Emerging onto a 3,000-foot plateau in central Norway, the moment freezes. To the east, hundreds of miles of virgin tracks glide enticingly away through the countless conifers […]

An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Here are 10 must-see spots in Asia as revealed by an insider. Asia is the ultimate travel destination for the summer: easily accessible, endlessly diverse and comfortably affordable. With exciting cities, scenic splendor, fascinating wildlife, towering monuments and unique festivals, all of your best travel stories are […]

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