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Iguazu Falls is one of those places where the phrase ‘pictures just don’t do it justice’ is 100% accurate. No offense to Rio’s Christ the Redeemer – but to me Iguazu Falls is the real New Wonder of the World in Brazil. Simply awe inspiring!!
Rio manages to pack a staggering amount of beauty into a relatively small area – whether Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer - even the Favelas from a distance. While it’s unfair to say that beauty is only skin deep, visitors must be aware of their surroundings to prevent becoming a victim of Rio's darker side.
This spotlight features Angela who is an IT professional and native Houstonian who decided to take a step of faith by resigning her corporate position during the recession to go on sabbatical. In the past 20 months, her sabbatical travels have led her to amazing destinations such as Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Colombia, China, Russia, Japan, Greece, ...[Read More]
The Liquid Image HD320 - a scuba mask with a built-in HD video camera! That’s right; free your hands while you concentrate on diving & record high-quality HD video everywhere you turn your head. The HD320 is one of the coolest tech gadgets on the market – not just in terms of paper specs – but real-life execution.
What some say is a valid way to learn about one’s self, another culture and possibly contribute in some way to that community’s plight; others see as an almost evil form of voyeurism in which the supposed benefits can be derived from direct contribution – either via money or labor – without the dignity robbing picture taking.
Wait, hold up – visit a cemetery? Why on earth would I want to visit a cemetery on my vacation? A fair question I have to admit; but these are no ordinary cemeteries, each is steeped in thousands of years of history, a heartbreaking narrative, are grandiose in nature or all of the above.
This is my new Travel Blogs I Dig page (aka Blogroll). I can vouch that each of the sites contain excellent content (intelligently written, thought-provoking, funny or all of the above) and post new articles relatively frequently - many of which I personally read.
It sucks to have your magnificent trip dashed because someone else has to work, doesn't have the money or is just lame. Don't stay at home - go by yourself and meet new people. Here's how!
Make no mistake about it, getting to Cuba is difficult for Americans. This article will help you get through the tedious licensing procedures, the unnecessarily complicated flight purchase process and securing a place to stay. After that, all you'll need is your carry-on bag, documentation, a wad of cash, a good attitude/open mind and Cuba will ...[Read More]
This is the first of my three part series on traveling to Cuba. Part One of the series focuses on the history of the embargo, how the embargo is portrayed in the US and my opinions on why every American should visit the island. Unlike in the movies, there aren’t any well defined ‘good’ or ‘bad’ guys – no one is innocent in this 50 ...[Read More]