The Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

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The morning sun was rising above the mountain peaks creating a spectacular photo opportunity in Paro Valley Bhutan. My breath produced a cloud of vapor in the chilly air, but it was a bright but partly cloudy day, making conditions …

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Golfing in Phuket

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I recently traveled to the island of Phuket for some scuba diving and golf. I knew what to expect from the diving but was pleasantly surprised by the golf experience. Destin has some wonderful courses, especially the one located right …

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Nepal – An Overnight Trek

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A visit to Kathmandu for a few days was part of an extensive itinerary that took me away for 6 weeks during July and August. It’s a rich cultural experience, with numerous temples and historic buildings in support of its …

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Two new Kindle Books now available

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OK, so “Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman” was sort of long. I get it. What I did to support folk with a short attention span is to divide the book into two versions under a different title. Kindle versions …

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An Innocent view of Genocide

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The Quay Hotel in Phnom Penh is a modern boutique property across the street from the Tonle Sap River. It is a quiet, relaxing haven serving as protection from the noisy and congested streets outside. The sixteen room hotel is …

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Pub Crawling in Phnom Penh

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It was a night to venture out, somewhere away from the vicinity of my hotel. I flagged down a tuk-tuk, which wasn’t difficult considering the large number of them in the area looking for business. I negotiated with the driver …

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Drinking on the job in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Admittedly, there are jobs that warrant drinking at work, such as a Sommelier or someone who works in the Quality Assurance department in a Brewery. For some, it may be a liquid lunch down at the local pub. I have …

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Airlines want smaller seats and new passenger rules. Hey, not so fast.

This bothers me. A news report by CNN documents changes in airline travel for 2014. Specifically, the paragraph titled “Ugly Projections for 2014” where it describes how airlines will employ tighter seating to squeeze in more passengers. Likely reason is …

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Christmas and New Year in da Islands

With the lousy weather in most of the continental United States, it’s no wonder that people are heading south.  I live in Florida, but with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s, I decided to head south-east to the Turks and …

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Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Is it possibly the worst airport associated with a capital city of a major country? OK, many airports are in need of a facelift, but one that represents the capital city of great the country of the Philippines should be at the top …

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