Archive | May, 2009

Confession: I Actually Like My New Passport Photo

If you look like your passport photo, you’re too sick too travel. — Will Komen When my new passport came in the mail a few weeks ago, I was very excited. My old passport had been issued around 10 years ago, and since then the passport has been redesigned for the better with an embedded […]

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Suddenly, Uganda is Everywhere

(photo of Arua, Uganda, by Sanjoyg/Flickr) I don’t usually think about or talk about Uganda. After all, I’ve never been to the country that Winston Churchill dubbed “The Pearl of Africa.” And its safety and stability seem to keep it out of the headlines. But in the past few days, it seems that Uganda is […]

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Exploring Guatemala: Mayan Ruins, Volcanoes and… Scorpions

(photos by Courtney Hamilton) For a small country, Guatemala is chock full of sights to see — major Mayan ruins at Tikal, the pristine Lake Atitlan and the well-preserved Colonial city of Antigua. But a trek through this budget travelers’ paradise is not for the faint of heart. Earlier this year, New Yorkers Courtney Hamilton […]

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The Third Anywhere, Everywhere Travel Carnival

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. Step right up! It’s the third edition of the Anywhere, Everywhere Travel Blog Carnival. Every other Monday, I choose my favorite blog submissions and post them here. You’ll notice that this week a lot of them are related to spending time outdoors — I am more than ready for […]

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