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Volunteering in Nepal

Volunteering in Nepal, at Third Eye Mom

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Have you ever considered combined trekking and volunteering in Nepal? I joined Classrooms In the Clouds on a 11 day trek along the old Everest...
Sherpa Outdoor

Kathmandu’s Sherpa Outdoor Orphan Home

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  Last month, my camera and I spent two weeks at the Sherpa Outdoor Orphan Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was my second visit in...

FOOD & WINE TRAVEL

Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn: Switzerland’s best time for food travel?

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Switzerland is a marvelous year-round destination, but for many, autumn is THE season. Summer crowds are gone, ski season is not yet upon us,...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

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With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

old vines with a southern/western exposure

The way of Port: a passion for the vine in Portugal’s...

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"Wine is not about grapes!" exclaimed Alvaro. Our host was oblivious to threatening rain on this steeply pitched hillside above Portugal's Douro River. I...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

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Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...

CULTURE

Maserati, MEF, Modena Italy

Museo Enzo Ferrari–Cars as art in Modena, Italy

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In March 2012, a new museum arrived on the Modena scene: the Museo Enzo Ferrari (MEF), dedicated to Ferrari’s life and artistic legacy. The...
Lightered Knot opens in Wiggins, MS

The Lightered Knot

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Until recently, I’d not considered the virtues of fat wood, or what folks in South Mississippi call “lightered knots” or “lightered” for short. A...
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