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The Aria by Aqua Expeditions

I always thought I hated cruising – until I went on a cruise. I fell in love with the simple joy of watching dolphins play in the boat wake from our balcony, the camaraderie with our fellow passengers, and the convenience of visiting a variety of destinations while only cracking open a suitcase once. Recently, [...]

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Back to one of my favorite countries. Which one, you ask?

In just a few days, I will be taking a flight from Madrid to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Jordan is one of my favorite countries in the world and I believe, though I might be corrected on this by friends with better memories than me, that this will be my fifth trip there. Simply [...]

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Jerusalem, the Most Historical City in the World?

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Jerusalem simultaneously confounds and amazes. In the list of “Cities Unlike Any Place Else,” it has to be right up near the top. It has been a few months since I was in Israel and I still really don’t know what to think. I spent two weeks there in Feburary and can only feel confident [...]

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Jordan Travel Guide

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I have been incredibly fortunate to have been to over 60 countries during my travels and one of my favorite countries is Jordan, which is something that surprises many… but not those that have been there. On my RTW trip, I went through much too fast, but did get to enjoy the wonders of Petra. [...]

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Travel, Change, and Social Conscience — Why I Currently Wouldn’t be Traveling to Egypt

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Interesting discussion lately on Twitter about a country that I truly love, Egypt, and am looking forward to visiting again and again. I had the chance to spend over a month in Dahab, one of my favorite beach towns in the world earlier this year on my second trip through and have loved a great [...]

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Comfortable camping In Margaret River wine country

The Margaret River region in Western Australia is known for its lush scenery, exceptional local produce, and wine. It is [...]


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