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Book Offers Glimpse into life of Ghana's street children

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With great insight, author Kwei Quartey brings the children of Accra's streets to life in his latest book, Children of the Street. If you're like me, you haven't read a lot of fiction about or from Ghana. I'm not sure whether it was from a lack of authors that have been translated, or that the literature isn't accessible to me, but I had no idea what I was missing. Kwei Quartey, a doctor and intercultural author that delves deeply into Ghanaian culture in his books, is the real deal.

Pet Friendly U.S. National Parks

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As summer fades into autumn, the cooling temperatures can be quite inviting for those looking for an outdoor travel adventure.

For people with pets who also like the great outdoors, visiting a United States National Park can be a perfect destination.

Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next (and a bit of Roo Mail)

by Trish Clark / Aug 31, 2011 /
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Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next


Chamomile relieves the aches, pains and anxiety of a traveling pet

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The Germans refer to chamomile as alles zutraut, meaning 'capable of anything.' When traveling, this can be a very space-saving solution for a multitude of issues that can plague a traveling cat or dog (or human).

Khumjung School Golden Jubilee

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Sir Edmund Hillary is never really out of mind in Nepal's Khumbu district. By far the greatest tourism draw is Mount Everest, which is forever linked to the names of its first summiters, Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Destinations in San Francisco

by Margaret Wong / Jul 31, 2011 /

As a native San Franciscan and mom to a 2 year old, I am constantly traveling around the city looking for kid-friendly places in San Francisco. My friends with children love to visit because the city offers so many educational and kid-friendly options. You can hike along the Pacific coast, eat the best dumplings and noodles in town, and relax with your family in a Victorian-style San Francisco vacation rental … all in the same day!

Here are my top 5 picks for places to take kids in San Francisco:

Kathmandu: What's Not to Like?

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Kathmandu: What's Not to Like?

      Boy, this place sure has gone down the crapper. When I first came in 1974...

Cat + Harness = Safer Travels

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If you have ever traveled with a cat by car, you know just how quick and agile they can be. Cats can twist and turn their bodies to fit under, into, or through just about anything.

Tips for Avoiding Home Burglary While You're Traveling

by Ed Forteau / Jul 06, 2011 /
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Travelers can be meticulous researchers - finding the best deals, places to stay, events, things to see while they're traveling. But too often, travelers only think of what they are doing while they are Away - and not of things back at home. Sure, you've got your pets in the kennel and the plants on an auto-watering system. But there are specific things that you can do to keep your home safe, while you're away. It is one of our worst nightmares, to come home and find all of our belongings gone.

Top Ten Tips for Budget Travel

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 01, 2011 /
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It's hard to save and to budget for travel - and then you arrive at your well-researched, chosen destination - to find that expenses are way more than you anticipated? What can you do?

Here are my Top Ten Tips for Budget Travel.