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The Travel Press is Reporting the ‘Trump Slump,’ a Devastating Drop in Tourism to the United States

From Frommers: Experts across the travel industry are warning that masses of tourists are being scared away from visiting the United States, and the loss of tourism jobs could be devastating. By Arthur Frommer Though they may differ as to the wisdom of the move, the travel press and most travel experts are of one […]

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Getting Lost in the Maze

Sometimes in life, things can get a bit overwhelming and you just need to pack up and leave for a while. Sometimes, the place you need to be is with a good friend. I’ve had an incredibly chaotic few  months, and I knew that the fall was going to be even busier, so I decided […]

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Climbing Aboard The Arc

Adventures in Storytelling… travel, sickness, stress, and Japan!

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La Différence

So much of the drama that unfolds daily in America and across the world boils down to simply viewing the world around us in different ways. Politics, both in the U.S. and across the world, for example is just a division between two points of view. What those points of view are or why they […]

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Is It Safe?

Aren’t you worried? Aren’t you scared? Why are you going…….there? It’s fascinating to me that over the last few years, increasingly when I tell someone that I have a trip planned, these are some of the more common questions that I’m asked. If I believed that my life was in danger or that something bad […]

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Brexit?

If you’ve been on planet Earth for the last week or so, you are no doubt aware that Brexit happened. I thought I’d take this opportunity to provide a brief tutorial on what this is all about and what it means for travelers. Huh? So what in the world is this all about. The story […]

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Bond, James Bond

It’s an interesting phenomena that your favorite “Bond” is probably the Bond that you first saw. As they say, you never do forget your first. For me, the first Bond film I watched all the way through on my own was A View To Kill. It isn’t the best Bond, and some say it’s one […]

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Let’s Go To The UK!

Are you looking for an amazing travel experience that is both fun and educational? I have a great opportunity for you to travel with me to the United Kingdom! In May 2016, you can absorb the history and amazing cultures  of London of Edinburgh with Toland Travels. Your days will be spent seeing the sights […]

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My New Restaurant

If I could, I would open a restaurant.  I would open a restaurant that would have  a casual, yet hip atmosphere, and played great music.  My restaurant would incorporate aspects from the restaurants and cultures I’ve experienced all over the world. As with all dining establishments, location is paramount.  Mine would be found just on […]

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Where To Go

Conde Nast has compiled a list (complete with a slide show) of its list of “Trips of Lifetime.”  Several of them are on my list, and I could add a few more, based on this.  How amazing are those pictures?  Who wants to go to Croatia with me? See their list by clicking HERE.  

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