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Three years in Viet Nam: a story of love and respect
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Three years in Viet Nam: a story of love and respect

Picture yourself making friends of all ages with locals and foreigners from around the world.

Times and Places: Ah… Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Times and Places: Ah… Carmel-by-the-Sea

Art is everywhere in this gorgeous little California town — a sumptuous feast of paintings, sculpture, crafts, or pastries.

Chicago is our kind of town
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Chicago is our kind of town

Who would have thought that Chicago was the place to equal NYC in many respects and outdo her in several others?

Discovering the otherworldly Israeli and Jordanian deserts
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Discovering the otherworldly Israeli and Jordanian deserts

Zion, our guide for the first day, proved within minutes of collecting us in Arnona that we’d made a great choice.

China on their own — they did it and so can you
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China on their own — they did it and so can you

When you want to see everything, the lure of heavily advertised China as a tourist destination is powerful. For many, the temptation is strong to sign up for an all-inclusive tour: you don’t have to worry about anything, says the pitch, including not speaking Chinese. The good news, from Dennis […]

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined
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Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined

I taught the children about the colour wheel, the primary and complimentary colours, and they took to it like birds to the sky.

Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style
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Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style

Traveling is not something I’m accustomed to, but my oldest daughter lives in Colorado.

Rediscovering my self in exotic India
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Rediscovering my self in exotic India

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to be part of this adventure.

Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad
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Ecuador: There’s something fishy going on in La Libertad

The dishes we most enjoyed in Ecuador this summer were from the sea.

El Arupo Hostale in Mariscal, Quito where we spent our first three days. David and Rufus got along
famously.
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Times and Places: The adventures of Rufus in Ecuador

On our fourth expedition to Ecuador we have brought along our mascota (pet in Spanish) Rufus.