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Slovenia’s Kozjak Waterfall and Soča River Gorge – Images and Traveler’s Notebook

A day trip in Slovenia's most beautiful river valley....

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Too Many Tourists?

Via Eurozine Review, a bi-weekly round up of highlight articles from journals that comprise the Eurozine Network, comes mention of this...

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In Transit – Istanbul Ataturk Airport

I’ve passed through Istanbul Ataturk Airport eight times since early February, so was stung even more than usual when learning about...

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Oprtalj, Croatia – Image Gallery and Visitor’s Notebook

An Istrian village that’s shied away from the common tug towards commercialized quaintness to instead maintain a strong connection to its...

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Bolivian Highland Landscapes: Laguna Honda, Hedionda and Canapa

An image gallery and travel notebook on the Andean high altitude lakes near Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the planet's largest salt flat....

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Layover in Doha? Here’s the Only ‘Top Five Things To Do List’ You’ll Ever Need

How to spend a short layover in the Qatari capital....

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Sunrise Drive to Khor Al Adaid: Pre-dawn Dune Bashing Near Southern Qatar’s Inland Sea

An early morning excursion to Qatar's premiere natural attraction....

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Slovenia Day Trips: Hiking to Grmada and St. Jakob Hills

Above the clouds, just 30 minutes from Ljubljana...

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A Park at the Planet’s Edge: Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego National Park

An in-depth guide to Argentina's southernmost national park featuring more than a dozen images and a video notebook, too....

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Reciprocity and Visa Fees in South America: A Regularly Updated Guide

A regularly updated resource on the fees travelers can expect to face when visiting South America...

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San Pellegrino Ski Area: An Introduction and 15-Photo Gallery

The nitty and the gritty on a ski resort in the heart of Italy's impossibly beautiful Dolomites....

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Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and a Note on Travel Planning

It was a little disconcerting to hear about today’s apparent suicide bombing near the Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet district of...

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Dark Tourism Notebook: NATO Bombing Ruins in Belgrade

A recent request from a photo researcher seeking images of bombed and shelled buildings took me on a search nearly nine years back into my...

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Crossing Borders from Ljubljana: Slovenia Train Travel Deals and Fares for 2016

Budapest from €19, Belgrade from €25, Zurich, Munich and Vienna from €29....

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Slovenia Day Trips: Triglav Lakes Valley Hike

An illustrated day trip guide to one of Slovenia's most beautiful mountain hikes....

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Leaving Cali

The Police Always Pick Me....

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On the Necessity to Author an Eighteen-Volume History of Exploration and Travel After Nearly Going Broke

On one of the largest works of history you've probably never heard of....

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Plane De-icing, Up Close

I shot this from my window seat yesterday afternoon at a de-icing station at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. I felt like we were already in the...

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Crossing Borders from Ljubljana – Slovenia Rail Deals for January 2014

Belgrade from €25, Zurich, Munich and Vienna from €29....

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Five Ways to Find Authenticity on the Road

Suggestion #1: Dump your expectations and stereotypes in the non-recyclables bin before passing through security, and don't look back....

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