Where Do I Plan To Go?
November 4th, 2011

A week or so ago, I wrote a blog on how to create a travel plan. It’s something I encourage my clients and readers to do on a regular basis. Because I like to practice what I preach, and also to serve as an example, I thought I’d write and post my own travel plan. [...]

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Going on Safari? Pack These!
January 21st, 2011

I’ve been blogging a lot about safari’s and Africa lately. I’m getting very excited about potentially heading to Uganda in the spring/summer, and I am realizing a lot of the questions that travelers may have about visiting Africa and planning a safari. I thought I’d start with a general list of safari packing recommendations. While [...]

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Uganda’s Many Sides
January 19th, 2011

When I tell people that I am planning to visit Uganda this year, I’ll admit that often their first response is something along the lines of “where’s that”? I’ll also admit that when I first started studying it, I had to look it up on a map to find it’s exact location in East Africa. [...]

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U.S. Wish List
January 13th, 2011

I’ll admit it. I spend much more time traveling outside of my home country than in it. This is not because I think the United States has fewer destinations worthy of visiting. I guess it’s just that I figure I can do the closer ones “any time”. Still, I am determined to start adding domestic [...]

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Getting Sick Before Vacation
November 19th, 2010

After sifting through the choices and some strategic thinking, I decided on my active travel challenge – a Yoga Bike Tour through Provence by DuVine Touring – and wrote a blog describing my reasons for choosing this particular tour. Upon posting that blog I was, and still am, very excited about taking this challenge and [...]

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Luxury Vs. Budget for Active Travel
November 15th, 2010

I’ve been blogging frequently about active and adventure travel, and if you read my blog regularly you know I am also a luxury travel specialist. This may seem contradictory, if you think of active travel in the traditional light. Lately, though, there’s been a trend towards combining these two, and it’s a trend that may [...]

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Cleaning the Bathtub – An Active Travel Challenge
October 6th, 2010

What do the two have in common? Well, pretty much nothing, minus the fact that they both require energy expenditure.  The other day, though, I was looking at my bathtub (actually the tiles on the wall above the tub) and thinking, “I really need to clean that, I wonder when I’ll get around to that”. [...]

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Walking Vacations – Starting from Scratch
September 27th, 2010

Walking vacations can be a great way to “ease” into active travel. I put ease in quotation marks because if you’ve ever had a day where you’ve ended up walking a decent amount more than you usually do  – weather intentionally or not – you tend to feel it the next day or two. Still, [...]

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Considering an Active Vacation?
August 23rd, 2010

As I have mentioned in previous posts, active travel today covers a much broader spectrum than it did even 10 years ago. These days, it can include everything from the traditional hard adventure trips of intense hiking or whitewater rafting to “bike and wine” tours or country walking vacations. Most companies featuring active travel also [...]

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Take Your Own Tour de France… Or Anywhere Else!
July 31st, 2009

For many people, myself included, the excitement of the Tour de France inspired you to get out there on your bike and put on some miles – or at least revel in the freeing feeling of cruising through the outdoors and taking in some fresh air.    Imagine if, instead of passing your local parks, [...]

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