Scuba Diving in the Maldives

I had forgotten how big they are. Manta rays — first just one — then three — then six — approached us divers in...

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Timeless Fiji

Most vacationers complain that their trip seemed too short — that “I was just starting to slow down.” Days passing too quickly definitely was...

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Skiing Through Time In Austria’s Alps

Throughout Austrian ski villages, you’ll encounter clocks that run backwards, the hands arcing from right to left. Time passes a different way in the...

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Ageless Alaska: A Father and Son Fishing Adventure

Like father, like son — Andy Alpine and his son Galen share a passionate appreciation of the outdoors. An especially memorable adventure was to...

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The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands were a constant surprise — and a very pleasant one at that. My previous impression of the Canary Islands, based on...

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Travels In Sri Lanka – Finding the Ancient Past of the “Resplendent Isle”

Having traveled in India on more than one occasion, becoming acquainted (sometimes overwhelmed) with its geographical immensity, ancient and diverse cultures, I’ve long held...

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Essence of Africa: A Tanzania Safari

It had truly been a “wild” night. I had fallen asleep with difficulty because of lingering jetlag. The roaring lions–vociferously nearby–didn’t help either. After...

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Mad About St. Lucia – Mountain Biking & Scuba

Mountain biking and diving: two of my favorite adventure sports. Whether it’s the perpetual thrill of biking the hills near my home in California,...

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Fiji’s Dive Regions: Paradise Under Water

Jean-Michel Cousteau refers to Fiji as “The Soft Coral Capital of the World” for good reason! When first you dive Fiji, the vibrant colors...

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Laos & Thailand: An Asian Fantasy

Laos & Thailand: An Asian Fantasy

At first consideration, appreciating Buddhist art and going scuba diving seem as different as night and day. The principles of Buddhist art encompass simplicity,...

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The Bavarian Christmas Markets

Last December, I had the opportunity to visit the German Christmas Markets for the first time. As a tour and travel planner and director...

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Cambodia: Temples & Tranquility

“You look so much younger!” That’s how we were greeted at the Bangkok airport by the woman who had made our hotel arrangements just...

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