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When Rose Blooms

Friday, December 3, 2010

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 ( is dedicated to saving children from a horrible death of starvation and also […]

Help Us Change The World With Just A Few Clicks

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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 is not a fair question. […]

Tragedy On The High Seas Makes CNN And Carnival Look Like Extreme Sissies

Monday, November 15, 2010

Let´s start by hanging my biases against cruise ships out on the line. I´ve always been of the opinion that a cruise ship is to travel as a bowl of whale blubber is to part of this balanced breakfast. It´s traveling only in that you are constantly in motion. But if we are going to […]

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, […]

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

Monday, September 13, 2010

David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ By Luke Armstrong We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To conquer mountains. To learn. To drink. To sober up. To experience other cultures. To find […]

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 […]

Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let me just start by saying that when I was a kid, I had Guinea pigs as pets. Those Guinea pigs had babies. Those babies then had babies with their parents. Those babies had an odd number of limbs. Regardless of my pet’s incestuous behavior, I loved them. When my mom finally decided that it […]

What You Will Put in Your Homebound, Check-in Travel Bag

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Foreign alcohol—to bring something new and novel back to old friends—so they can taste the transitory experiences your words fail to repaint. Clothes—each hole a bit of wear-and-tear that proves it was not a distant dream. It was real. You were a part of it. The smell of highland smoke, the ocean, guacamole, the perfume […]

How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Frequent flyers are lately becoming frequently frustrated, being frequently denied, and are frequently failing to redeem their miles for the tickets that they want at the airline’s base redemption rates. With many airlines posting negative profits, the neighborhood kid selling lemonade is finding more financial success in business than airlines worth billions. This is causing […]

Wanted: Gringos With Lax Morals

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Here in Guatemala, we call them, “The Token Gringos.” Sometimes, when we send our attorney or other high-ranking employee out to a governmental meeting, we´ll have a foreign volunteer with feeble Spanish tag along, often in a suit and tie. It´s usually a good learning experience for the volunteer. It´s also good for us; gives us […]

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