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    Baratunde Thurston Wants You to Be Part of Nature. Right Now.

    The author of "How to Be Black" and host of the "How to Citizen with Baratunde" podcast wants you to experience the outdoors with a new PBS television series.In the midst of the pandemic, Baratunde Thurston decided to start a garden.It was a way for the author, podcaster and TV host to reconnect with...

    ‘A mirage at the top of a hill’: food, drink and adventure in Spain’s Vejer de la Frontera

    Just above the horizon, wild horses gallop around a white domed building while, within petting distance, a small donkey munches on wild poppies and...

    Documenting India’s Distinctive Birdhouses

    Some years ago, while exploring Bhuj, a small city in Gujarat, India's westernmost state, I stumbled upon a beautiful and initially enigmatic structure: a...

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    A pilgrim’s (rather slow) progress on Sicily’s most recent long-distance trail

    "Sola?" "Si, sola."Wherever I went, I was asked the same question: are you alone? When I replied in the affirmative, people were shocked and...

    10 of the best UK wildlife weekends

    Rewilding retreat, CairngormsDiscover the richness of Scotland's wildlife on a week-long tour, focusing on the rewilding programmes that are opening up across the Highlands....

    In Southeast Asia, Luxury Hotel Bargains Aren’t Hard to Find

    The region is emerging from Covid isolation only to find a dearth of the Chinese visitors who once flocked there. Some hotels are responding...

    Hidden Spain: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

    A lot of us have been rather surprised to discover how much we like being in nature and all that outdoorsy stuff over the...

    Hacking High Gas Prices: How People Are Changing Their Habits

    From changing their work hours to driving farther in search of cheaper deals, people have been making crafty calculations to grapple with expensive gasoline."I...

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    A Warm Welcome to Jordan in Amman

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Jordan in February. I felt a little rush arriving at Terminal Eight at JFK, the start of so many of my life’s...

    Ariel and Aerials: Our Tulum Retreat Recap Part II

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Mexico in February. Don’t miss our next aerial arts trip this June! Oh hey there! Did you catch part one of...

    Ariel and Aerials: Our Tulum Retreat Recap Part II

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Mexico in February. Don’t miss our next aerial arts trip this June! Oh hey there! Did you catch part one of my...

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    A Warm Welcome to Jordan in Amman

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Jordan in February. I felt a little rush arriving at Terminal Eight at JFK, the start of so many of my life’s...

    Ariel and Aerials: Our Tulum Retreat Recap Part II

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Mexico in February. Don’t miss our next aerial arts trip this...

    Ariel and Aerials: Our Tulum Retreat Recap Part II

    Where we’re at: I’m sharing my journey in 2022, including this trip to Mexico in February. Don’t miss our next aerial arts trip this...

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    Everything You Need To Know About Driving In Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Driving Guide Ready for an epic road trip driving in Costa Rica? Renting a car is the best way to experience this beautiful country. But there are a few things you should know...

    Everything You Need To Know About Driving In Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Driving Guide Ready for an epic road trip driving in Costa Rica? Renting a car is the best way to experience this beautiful...

    Where To Stay In Cancun, Mexico

    Cancun, Mexico Heading to Cancun this year? Plan your trip with my tips on the best places to stay in Cancun, including neighborhoods suited to...

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    AT#806 – Travel to Havana, Cuba

    Hear about travel to Havana Cuba as the Amateur Traveler talks to Talek Nates, a Cuban-American, about the capital of the country of her ancestors. Talek says, "I traveled to Cuba back and forth. I...

    AT#806 – Travel to Havana, Cuba

    Hear about travel to Havana Cuba as the Amateur Traveler talks to Talek Nates, a Cuban-American, about the capital of the country of her...

    Which Premium Cruise Line Is Top Of Their Game Right Now? (Podcast)

    I have revisited the 4 main classic premium cruise lines (Princess Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises and Cunard Cruise Line) to see how they have changed,...