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December 27, 2009

The farther from home you go, the more likely to are to draw stares. Don’t sweat it. It’s a cultural thing. In the movie “The Falcon and the Snowman” (1985), an amateur spy played by Sean Penn is waiting to meet his KGB contact in Mexico City when he’s ambushed by Mexic.../ ➝

December 26, 2009

That’s French for Black Paris…and there’s an early summer tour for 2010 being organized for that. There’s never a bad time to see Paris. Here’s some info I received recently on a 10-day tour being organized for early summer of 2010: Black Paris & A Taste of France 1.../ ➝

December 19, 2009

Congress looks to put an end to this political dinosaur. Will the White House go along? Earlier this year, President Barack Obama lifted U.S. restrictions barring Cuban-Americans from legally traveling to Cuba to see their families, but the move stopped short of lifting Cuba travel restrictions alto.../ ➝

December 19, 2009

Here’s a taste of what you can expect to see on the blog in 2010 BLOG ENTRIES These aren’t necessarily listed in the order they will appear, but these are some of the topics you’ll be able to find here: Voluntourism Hedonism barely disguised as travel isn’t your thing? Want a.../ ➝

December 18, 2009

This compact, low-lying, friendly country is worth a look…and so are the measures its people take to protect it. Mention the Netherlands among your friends in the States and what you’re likely to get back are: a) jokes about windmills and wooden shoes, or b) grins and winks about being able .../ ➝

December 17, 2009

The answer is disarmingly simple, but maybe not as easy as it sounds. Want to start an argument? Just get some friends together who travel and ask: “What’s the best camera to travel with?” Then…stand back. Canons and Nikons and Sonys, oh my! Lumix and Leicas. Megapixels. ISOs.../ ➝

December 17, 2009

Another reason to love trains far more than flying: Train stations. This is where you catch Metrolink commuter trains and two of Amtrak’s long-distance runners — the Coast Starlight, that runs daily from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the Sunset Limited, that runs across the southwestern de.../ ➝

December 15, 2009

The African nation of Uganda currently is considering a law that would punish HIV-positive men found to have committed “aggravated homosexuality.” The proposed punishment is death. I’m sorry, but this is just wrong. Usually, I subscribe to the notion of “their house, their ru.../ ➝

December 13, 2009

If you’re a movie buff, travel adds a whole new dimension to watching films. It happens in an instant. You’re watching a movie, maybe at a theater, maybe in your house. A wounded spy walks through the neon-lit night on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Bored teenagers lean on the wooden rai.../ ➝

December 8, 2009

The joy of travel isn’t always in reaching the destination, but in taking the journey itself. By SABRINA MESSENGER For many people around the world, travel by bus or motor coach is commonplace. In the United States, however, many people feel that bus travel is uncomfortable, unsafe, or something t.../ ➝