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The BUZZ…..

The first Toland Travels Community list is up and going on Buzzfeed: 10 Things You Can Do On ANY Vacation.  Check it out!  Click the link…..   http://www.buzzfeed.com/tolandtravels/10-things-you-can-do-on-any-vacation-tpzf   Can you think of any others?  I’m always looking for new experiences.  Send them my way.     Buy the Toland Travels app for iPhones – […]

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Toland Travels-Live!

I owe a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone that came out to see Toland Travels-Live!  The show was a huge success, and you have no idea how much I appreciate the presenters, the audience, and all the great folks at Urban Standard.  Your willingness to support Toland Travels and Urban Standard was genuinely moving. The […]

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The People You Meet Along The Way

Perhaps my favorite part of traveling is the people you tend to randomly cross paths with. I’ve been fortunate to have amazing conversations in some of the most unlikely of places. A few weeks ago in London, I struck up a conversation with a man from France and we started talking about language, and that […]

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Four Days In……..ATLANTA

It’s interesting to me that when most people consider a vacation in the southern United States, certain cities tend to come up again and again.  Nashville, New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston regularly make the cut, yet Atlanta always seems to come up short.  In recent years this has begun to change, though.  For a decade […]

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History, History, EVERYWHERE!

I’ve been to a lot of museums.  I’ve been to art museums, car museums, natural history museums, and even a couple of sex museums.  This weekend, though, I ended up in one of the strangest museums I have ever experienced. My friend Ben and I traveled to Warm Springs, Georgia.  As history teachers, our goal […]

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Barbarians Unite!

This past weekend I traveled to Gadsden, Alabama to take part in the Barbarian Challenge.  It was my third year to run in the race and I had the absolute worst finishing time ever for me, but it was also the most fun, most rewarding, and most moving race I’ve ever been a part of. […]

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Bonnaroo Dreams and Nightmares

Music Festival season is in high gear these days.  The yearly calendar typically begins with Cochella in California each year, and carries on throughout the summer.  A music festival of some sort can mark nearly every weekend.  Some are festivals hosted by towns and cities, while other are huge corporate multi-stage festivals attracting hundreds of […]

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Their Travel Changed Your World: Mahatma Gandhi

This is the second in a series of articles about the transformative power of traveling.  No one really knows the impact a trip is going to have on their life.  It can be a restorative escape, educational, or thought provoking – often all at the same time.  Sometimes the experiences a person has while traveling, […]

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Why Can’t We Be More Dutch?

Don’t email me angry emails barking that if I “like’em so much I ought to move there!”  I’m perfectly happy to be an American and to experience the best of American culture and everything it has to offer, both good and bad.  Thank you very much.  However there is one thing that I have always […]

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Their Travel Changed Your World: Julia Child

This is the first of a series of articles about the transformative power of traveling.  No one really knows the impact a trip is going to have on their lives.  It can be a restorative escape, educational, or thought provoking – often all at the same time.  Sometimes the experiences a person has while traveling, […]

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