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Top 10 Best Travel Songs
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Top 10 Best Travel Songs

Did you know that 85% of kangaroo dreams are about koalas? No, I can’t back up that previous statement anymore than I can claim that the following ten songs are the “best” travel songs. But these travel songs are pretty good and really intrepid. Just ask my friend. She once said […]

Be The Change: Save A Life
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Be The Change: Save A Life

Of all the advice Patrick Atkinson, founder of the GOD´S CHILD Project has given to me, one stands out. “Atkinson´s Law” says simply that when faced with the problems of the world everyone: 1) Wants to help; 2) Can help in some way; 3) But too many people just do not […]

Paul Can Eat Glass And It Doesn’t Hurt Him
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Paul Can Eat Glass And It Doesn’t Hurt Him

Paul Sobczak can eat glass and it doesn´t hurt him. Or at least, that´s what he´s told scores of people in dozens of languages since starting his “I can Eat Glass Project.” This project is one of many travel projects Paul has undertaken. Of all the travelers I have met […]

2011: The Year the Guidebook Burned
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2011: The Year the Guidebook Burned

Last year a friend of mine was visiting Portland for the first time. Since I am a frequent visitor and have family there, she sent me a Facebook message asking if I had any recommendations for her. I copied her in a message I sent to a dozen contacts of […]

An Open Letter To The Guatemalans Setting Off Fireworks Outside My Door Every Morning At 4 A.M.
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An Open Letter To The Guatemalans Setting Off Fireworks Outside My Door Every Morning At 4 A.M.

Guatemala has a loud tradition of setting off firecrackers early in the morning to celebrate a birthday. Contributor Luke Maguire Armstrong has a tradition of sleeping in the early-morning hours. Dear Firecracker-Loving Guatemalans, Let me begin by assuring you that I am no hater of firecrackers. When I was a […]

It´s the Year of the Rabbit, You Stupid Ox! (Time To Travel To China)
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It´s the Year of the Rabbit, You Stupid Ox! (Time To Travel To China)

On February 3rd, the Tiger stepped aside to make way for the Year of the Rabbit. When he did, something surprising happened. People seemed to actually care about it. I can´t recall another Chinese New Year really capturing everyone´s attention quite like The Rabbit has. I could not log onto […]

On “On the Road”
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On “On the Road”

“I’ll be back in thirty minutes,” Stu said to me, his glazed-over eyes had that spark of craziness that fuels the worst and the best fires of humanity. Amid the rabble-rousing of a dimly lit Brooklyn bar, a tension released in Stu’s wake. Not because he was not likable or […]

A Year’s Worth Of Sins Went Up In Smoke
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A Year’s Worth Of Sins Went Up In Smoke

In all of Antigua, Guatemala, there is only one place in the city where two gas stations sit across the street from each other. Someone years ago decided that this is the spot where every December 7, people would gather to watch La Quema del Diablo: The Burning of The […]

When Rose Blooms
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When Rose Blooms

Every 30 seconds a child dies from hunger or preventable diseases. All children come into the world ready to grow and thrive. They want to be fed and they need to feel loved. The GOD’S CHILD Project’s center for malnourished infants (www.CasaJackson.org) is dedicated to saving children from a horrible […]

Help Us Change The World With Just A Few Clicks
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Help Us Change The World With Just A Few Clicks

If you had to choose one of your children to send out into dark, predator filled streets, which would you choose? If you had to choose a little brother and sister to tell her or she must permanently leave home, which would you choose? You’re right to think that this […]

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