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Summer Reading

It’s the first of June, and that marks the start of the major vacation season in the United States.  In the months of June and July, Americans are more likely to travel for pleasure than at any other time of the year.  Cars keep the roads hot and planes fill up the sky.  Everyone is […]

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Toss & Travel – A Review

Recently I was asked to try out a new product from a dermatologist that is specifically geared toward travelers. It’s called “Toss & Travel.” I’ll cut to the chase – the stuff works! Toss & Travel skin care products are geared toward the traveler’s skin care needs. The line is rather brilliantly designed to be […]

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The Basics: Road Tripping On Your Own

I’ve traveled so often with groups of people that once or twice a year, I have to- I MUST- do something on my own. This usually takes the form of a trip for a few days to a week.  I’ve spent a week in Paris, a few days in London, time in Canada, and even […]

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Me Love You Long Time

There’s a scene in the film Full Metal Jacket where a group of American soldiers are propositioned by a group of Vietnamese prostitutes. Several times, the women say, “Me love you long time.” The scene is iconic, but not because it is a great moment in cinema. It’s funny, but it’s also a bit racist, […]

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, I fell in love. But it ended. Badly. I was told that it was over and that the failure was my fault, and mine alone, and for months I was a destroyed person. Then, slowly, I learned that the relationship had been built on lies. I had been lied to about […]

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Toland Travels-Live!

Toland Travels is hosting another showcase for  writers at Urban Standard. The show starts at 7:00p.m. on Saturday, February 21st. If you’d like to be a part of the show, contact me via the any of the links at the bottom of this page! For this show, Toland Travels is teaming with Urban Standard and […]

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Nap Nap In a Tuk-Tuk

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love a good nap. My day usually isn’t complete unless I get one in. They aren’t particularly long, but they are invaluable for recharging. A little snooze for 15 or 20 minutes has proven to be a great way to recharge my batteries, and keep my […]

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Episode 2

Episode 2 of Toland Travels is now available for you to enjoy. Simply click here : Episode 2 – Emergency! In this episode, suggestions for preparing for an emergency when traveling are discussed. You’ll also hear a great conversation with someone who landed in Japan minutes after its largest recorded earthquake! There’s a presentation from […]

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Sexual Tourism

There’s a side of the travel and tourism world that hides in the shadows.  It isn’t discussed openly and lurks in the furthest reaches of the internet.  It’s sexual tourism, traveling for the purpose of prurient sexual activity.  This goes far beyond simply employing the services of prostitute.  In much of the world this involves […]

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East Nasty

If you’re like me, you probably aren’t all that familiar with the city of Nashville, and if you know anything about it at all it’s probably pretty much an idea of stereotypes. I haven’t really spent too much time in the city, and my basic understanding was that it was pretty much all about two […]

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