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Taking a Stand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I began to see them in Virginia. Signs in their car windows proclaimed their aims on a pilgrimage to our nation’s capitol. Cruise America vans filled with women, rest stop bathrooms full of females headed to the seat of power … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings from Tin Can Gulch

Passages. That’s the word that popped into my mind when thinking about writing this year’s letter. So, of course, I looked up the definition for inspiration. Google gave me this. pas·sage ˈpasij/ noun 1. the act or process of moving … Continue reading

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Things to Know About SE Asia

Considering a trip to Southeast Asia?  If you’ve read my blog entries and scoured travel guides, you’ve generally been given a view of the wonderful, delightful aspects of the area. It’s all true.  But Southeast Asia, like most places on … Continue reading

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Journey’s End in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Malaysia is the largest producer of palm oil, which is in tons of consumer products, but I had no idea until I  was landing at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I saw miles and miles and miles of giant … Continue reading

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A Week in Vietnam

Throughout our trip, travellers we met spoke highly of Vietnam. They raved about the beautiful landscapes, the fantastic food and wonderfully friendly people. I was looking forward to visiting the country that had been top-of-mind throughout my childhood because of … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Me Kong

The Me Kong River has been our travel companion since we first saw it in Cambodia. It’s never been far out of sight throughout our trip through Laos. It seemed fitting to spend our last night in Laos taking a … Continue reading

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Chasing Waterfalls

We’ve spent the last two days enjoying the beautiful waterfalls located right outside of Luang Prabang. Yesterday, after much negotiation with a Tuk Tuk driver, we headed to Tad Sae, a favorite waterfall of  locals. The Tuk Tuk dropped us … Continue reading

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