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Machu Picchu

You Can’t Take Your Clothes Off at Machu Picchu? Now You Tell Me!

The year was 1985.  I was in my 20’s, and my sense of wanderlust had already firmly taken hold, particularly when it came to exploring ancient civilizations.  I’d had a blast traveling throughout Mexico and Central America, visiting and climbing (yes, you could do that back in the day) Mayan and Aztec pyramids and ruins. […]

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The Art of Dog Sledding in Bend, Oregon

The first dog started yelping, barking and jumping wildly on his hind legs, instigating the others to join in the commotion.  “They’re really excited,” grinned Jerry Scdoris, sled dog trainer and racer.  “This cold, clear weather is exactly what they like, and they can’t wait to run!” I was excited, too.  I clambered into the […]

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Potato Chip Rock

How to Conquer Potato Chip Rock

“Hiking is NOT one of my superpowers,” I said to my three companions.  But it was too late to turn back; we were more than halfway there. A week before, I had seen a photo taken at San Diego’s Potato Chip Rock – a sliver of stone hovering 2,800 feet over the ridge near the […]

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Igloo Cairns

Australia’s Igloo on the Beach. Cool, Right?

This igloo on the beach will melt…..your heart. The unique curved structures – referred to as igloos, shells, or domes – are constructed in the most unlikely place, directly across from Trinity Beach in Australia’s tropical northeastern Queensland. “It looks like an igloo, but we call it a dome,” said Georgia.  Georgia and her husband […]

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South Korea

5 Best Places to Visit in South Korea. Number 4 Is a Must-Do.

South Korea, most known for sharing a heavily militarized border with its testy neighbor North Korea, is a land of diverse beauty and culture.  From a cosmopolitan capital, to flowering green countryside, to ancient Buddhist shrines and 5000-year history, to tropical island paradise, festivals and unique cuisine, South Korea offers travelers a wide range of […]

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10 Ways Cusco Will Improve Your Life. Brace Yourself for Number 8.

Once the capital of the Inca Empire, this vibrant colonial city cradled by the rugged Peruvian Andes is a magnificent fusion of ancient vs. modern.  Tourists who travel to South America’s most famous and most visited draw, Machu Picchu, inevitably start in Cusco, but are soon seduced by the well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage city and […]

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Peru

Exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley

Travel Planners Radio Show With Kevin & Sue McCarthy.  Internationally syndicated on GAB Radio Network and broadcast at 1590 WCGO Peru’s Machu Picchu is without doubt, one of the most sought-after destinations.  And it’s no wonder.  The mist-shrouded Inca citadel is magical and mysterious.  Getting there is just as exciting….hiking to numerous other Inca archaeological sites, […]

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photo credit: KiRin Chen Burj Al Arab via photopin (license)

10 Reasons to Visit Dubai Now. No. 7 Will Surprise You.

One of my first adventures of 2018 will be Dubai.  Half a world away, there are so many reasons why this fascinating city is magnetically drawing me in. Once considered just a stopover connecting the continents, Dubai is now a destination unto itself.  The contrasts are extreme.  In the same day, you can have fun […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby boomers are the darling of the travel industry.  And why not?  Most are empty nesters and have the time, desire, and expendable income to travel.  According to AARP, most Boomers (99%) will take at least one leisure trip in 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected throughout the year. The generation […]

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Moldova

9 Things to Do in Moldova. I Dare You to Try Number 7.

The Republic of Moldova is a fairly unfamiliar landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It has a long history of land fragmentation, including stints at being part of the Russian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Romania, and the Ukrainian SSR. Per capita, Moldova has the poorest economy in Europe and is also the least visited country in […]

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