Disney California Adventure reportedly set to close Luigi’s Flying Tires in January



Disneyland cast members have leaked a new schedule that will see Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land close next Jan. 12 for an 11-month refurbishment. It’s highly unusual for a functioning attraction in a popular land to go down for such a long period ….

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Why I (Now) Love Using Packing Cubes



Over a year before my projected departure for a year-long (or two) trip around South America, I have already done my packing list.

I’m excited, yes, but another reason for my uncharacteristic advanced preparation is that I don’t want to overpack any….

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Treasures of Culture and Commerce in Historic Downtown Chicago



Its fashionable to say that New York is the greatest city in the world, but this Chicago girl prefers the Second City. For the first time in many years, I had an opportunity to spend summer ….

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How a Travel Photographer Takes a Vacation



Aside from the usual, “what’s your favourite country,” and “how do you make money?” the question I get asked the most by people is what I do, and where I go for a “vacation”.  Well, a while ago I answered that a bit with my article on defining the wo….

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Conquering the Sleeping Bear Dunes



My calves were burning. My lungs were burning. Everything was burning, burning, burning.
I looked upward, peering toward the top of the monstrous sand dune I was in the middle of climbing. I….

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Nature Finally Talks Back — And It Has Some Tough Words For Us



Nature Finally Talks Back — And It Has Some Tough Words for Us

I’m not sure when the conversation about keeping our air and water clean and conserving our natural resources and wildlife became such a political, polarizing issue. I do know that it ha….

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Japanese modern architecture, Canal City Hakata



I like modern architecture, especially if its inspired by nature, made to make people feel good I love curved lines and vivid colors. So, when I visited the Canal City Hakata in Fukuo….

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Gluten Free in Greece



It was midway through my dessert when I realized that I might have made a mistake. A soft and pillowy custard topped with honey was resting on a base that seemed far too wheatlike for my stomach….

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Mexico’s Most Magical Cenotes – Rio Secreto



We had already done a Cenote tour in Mexico and we wondered how this one could possible be different? ….

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Travel Quote of the Week: Flirting with Life



Here we have it: today’s Quote of the Week. Is there a favorite quote that you would like us to consider for a future post? Add it in the comments below, providing your first name and the full name of the author.

This week’s travel quote by novelist….

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