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Today marks one full month of staying in Richmond without going anywhere.  No weekend camping trips, no weddings to attend, no business trips, and no getaways.  I honestly can't remember the last time this happened.  (I can hear it now - woe is me!).Believe it or not, I'm tremendously happy about this.  I even have two more weeks to go until I leave town again...unless, of … [Read More]

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Have You Tried WikiVoyage Yet?

As reminded by Rapid Travel Chai, WikiVoyage has officially launched as of last week.  I checked it out when it first came out, and my excitement quickly died down once realizing it was word-for-word with WikiTravel.Both WikiTravel and WikiVoyage are … [Read More]

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Fun in the Sun: An Orlando Trip Report

After five days of fun in the sun, I've made it home.  Along the way, I broke all of my normal travel habits (plenty of time for shopping!  chain restaurants that make things easy!  "wasting" time watching TV in the room!) and you know what?  It was … [Read More]

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps

For the longest time, I thought the best way to have an authentically local experience was to avoid touristy cities.  I've gone out of my way to visit places like Telouet in Morocco or Laguna Lachua in Guatemala and absolutely, I escaped all throngs of … [Read More]

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Booking a Trip to Memphis

I was the most non-committal person ever when it came to booking travel over a long weekend in March.  At first, I wasn't going to go anywhere, but I had already "wasted" a long weekend over President's Day in order to move into my new townhouse and it seemed … [Read More]