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  • The Conquest Of Tarifa, Spain - In the year 711, Tariq Ibn Ziyad — a Berber general — landed near the southern tip of Spain with 7,000 men, at the burning edge of the wildfire that was the Arab Empire — the House of Islam. In just a few years they were to conquer almost all...
  • The Seven Types Of Travelers - By the end of a trip, it’s safe to say you’re going to have pictures with strangers and a list of adventurers to add on Facebook. No matter who you meet, good or bad, likeable or unlikable, the different types of travelers enhance any journey. If you see yourself in...
  • Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley - David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To conquer mountains. To learn. To drink. To sober up. To experience other cultures....
  • El Portal Panaderia – Come and Taste Colombia in Carrollton, USA - I discovered El Portal some time ago (maybe a year?) through a Venezuelan coworker. Ironic it wasn’t through a Colombian person, wasn’t it? After knowing there was a Colombian “panadería” here in the Metroplex, I immediately made time to go and buy some bread. We were beyond happy with what...
  • Saigon From The Backseat - A tour of Saigon from the backseat of a motorcycle. It’s dusk in Ho Chi Minh City — or Saigon as it is still called here — and the haze of the last ounce of light from the crimson setting sun is smothered in smog as I make my way...

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The Seven Types Of Travelers

By the end of a trip, it’s safe to say you’re going to have pictures with strangers and a list of adventurers to add on Facebook. No matter who you meet, good or bad, likeable or unlikable, the different types of tra...

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To ...

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City...

Already broke your budget just staying in New York this holiday season? Try these 10 tips to enjoy the city for free.   MUSEUMS 1) MoMA Normally a steep $20, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art for you acronym-hating readers) is...

Colombia Calling

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a steep cliff wall that descended into a wide bay. The public ...

Fear And Loathing In Macau

With Its Mix Of Modern Casinos And Historic Portuguese Past, Macau Is A Land Of Contrasts Just down the cobblestone alley from the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a heavy-set British woman is being served a Portuguese e...

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Exodus: see you through the years

Exodus: see you through the years

“It’s the Golden State: the Nile water flowing, the hot sun in the vast expanse of the yellow earth, long camel, with the flying...
Beyond Buenos Aires

Beyond Buenos Aires

Your guide to heading out of the city and exploring what lays beyond Buenos Aires.   For the ambitious traveler, the best of Buenos...
Explore of Israel sleepless city nightlife subvert your imagination

Explore of Israel sleepless city nightlife subvert your imagination

When it comes to Israel, most people will associate Jerusalem with its sacred and sad, strong religious overtones, coupled with its magnified conflict and...
Exploring The Myth Of Neuschwanstein Castle

Exploring The Myth Of Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Is A Bavarian Wonder Built With Fantasy In Mind By Brandon Darnell It’s the perfect castle in the perfect setting built during the...
Road Trip: New Orleans Style

Road Trip: New Orleans Style

Still recovering from that bender known as Katrina, a road trip to the Big Easy reveals how New Orleans isn’t letting a little hangover...
Flavors Of Brazil

Flavors Of Brazil

A tropical celebrity playground in the 1950’s and 60’s, Brazil has enchanted Brigitte Bardot and Rita Hayworth, and now more recently, served as a...

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Fear And Bathing In Istanbul

Seeking a true cultural experience, Cameron immerses himself in some uniquely Turkish hospitality in Istanbul.   Face down on the cool, smooth marble slab, I lay hot, sweating and uncomfortable. The air’s humidity has...

Want to see all the aurora, here’s right

Speaking of the aurora tour, most people first thought of the destination is probably northern Europe, in fact, want to follow the “God of fireworks” there are many choices. The northern lights are best seen ...

Experiencing Norway’s Winter Sports And Living To Tell About It...

What do you get when you mix dog sledding, .22 rifles, and Norway’s most famous liquor? How about an unforgettable weekend experiencing the best of Norway’s winter sports. Emerging onto a 3,000-foot plateau in centra...

A Long Week’s Journey Into Paradise In The Philippines

  The Philippines, the world’s second-largest archipelago next to Indonesia, is speckled with hundreds of islands boasting pristine beaches, cross-cultured cuisine, and friendly people wearing content smiles. The wide...

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it a...

A Pilgrimage To Poblet And Pinot Noir In Catalonia

Travel with Beebe as she explores the 12th century Catalan Cistercian monastery of Poblet and its wine fields in the heart of Catalonia. My friend Mia had joined me for ten days during my research into the sacred sites o...

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The Conquest Of Tarifa, Spain

In the year 711, Tariq Ibn Ziyad — a Berber general — landed near the southern tip of Spain with 7,000 men, at the burning edge of the wildfire that was the Arab Empire — the House of Islam. In just a few years the...

Granada On Haphazard Guitar Strings

A night out on the town in Granada, Nicaragua, with a Canadian, a Rastafarian painter, and an ex-revolutionary. Does it get any better than this?   España was beautiful, young, Argentinean, and when she came up to talk...

Alive And Well In Prague: A Case Study Of Ex-Patriotism

When asked why they choose to leave their native soil, I’ve heard plenty of ex-patriots answer with tales of youthful days spent eagerly turning the pages of a National Geographic and dreaming. My own youthfully intrep...

Eating Your Way Through London

London may be a notoriously difficult city to find good food, but don’t despair foodies: an insider’s guide to the best eats in town. Ah, the good ole English drinking tea, riding the tube and gaining their incredibl...

It’s A Small World After All . . . In...

For a truly authentic Norwegian experience, head to the country during the May 17th celebrations. But be prepared, you may never think of Norway the same way again. “Hei, I am Øivynd,” the shy Norwegian greeted me a...

Surviving Spain

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beac...