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Planting Rice on the Living Land Farm in Laos

Out of all the foods in the world, rice is one of my least favorite things to eat.  It ranks right up there with fruitcake and SPAM.  I avoid it as much as possible, but in Laos, rice is life.  They eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I figured I might as well make an effort to learn about it.Just because I don't like to eat rice doesn't mean I don't appreciate a good … [Read More]

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The Truth About How I Travel

If you read as many travel blogs as I do, you'll start to see the term "travel burn-out" pop up from time to time.  A year ago, I had no idea what that could … [Read More]

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Just the Facts: Frequently Asked Questions About Nepal

Before I went to Nepal, I knew almost nothing about it.  I could find it on a map and name the capital city and of course I was aware that it's home to Mount Everest, but for the most part, I showed up with a pair of hiking shoes and a blank page to fill with … [Read More]

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First Trip to Europe

The summer before my senior year of college, I was going stir crazy with a huge desire to go abroad.  I had just determined I would be able to graduate a semester early, meaning that I would not have a final Spring Break (there went my Costa Rica plans).  I … [Read More]

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Many Musical Attractions in Memphis

In Memphis, checking out some good music is a no-brainer.  Beale Street is worthy of its fame, and I was thrilled that live music wasn't limited to just weekend nights.  While I can heartily recommend checking out a blues club or two on your visit, I also … [Read More]

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Traveling with Type 2 Diabetes

For me, taking care of my health while traveling is something I don't have to think about too often, but for others it takes careful planning and consideration.  Please welcome Sharon who is here to share her experiences traveling with Type 2 … [Read More]

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Blast from the Past: August 2012 Highlights

I've got some great posts in store for you this month, but because things get buried in my archives, I thought I'd highlight some posts that are still relevant today.  If you're new to my blog – or if you just have a short-term memory like me – check out these … [Read More]