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TWT Travel Binder: Israel

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Israel.

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A Philippine Comedy of Errors: Part Eight

Coffins stacked at the mouth of Lumiang Cave in Sagada,   Philippines

Coffins stacked at the mouth of Lumiang Cave in Sagada, Philippines

Continued from
A Philippine Comedy of Errors: Part Seven

 

The journey to Sagada (“sah-gah-dah”), a lushly green, diesel-choked and crowded Mountain Province village about 90 minutes north of Banaue is stunning, winding and pretty much paved, save for that last gutted bit up the hill to town.

It’s famed for its large network of caves, as well as area residents’ unusual practice of hanging their dead relatives’ coffins from the faces of cliffs.

Sadly for me, though, neither was as exciting as it may sound. 

But dog packs barking into an echoing valley, paired with chickens squawking, couples fighting and drunken soccer match-watching did make for a heady brew of a sleepless night.  [Read more…]

2011 Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show

This past weekend marked my first visit to the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, the largest travel show in the western United States.

It was also my first visit to any travel show, anywhere.

After exploring the entire show in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, I learned a surprising amount about the world, discovered some great ways to help countries in crisis and found that many tourism outlets are becoming increasingly open to a professional relationship with travel bloggers.

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A Whole New Year in Travel

Glacier National Park, Montana

Happy New Year, dear readers!

Welcome to 2011, which promises to be full of travel dreaming, planning, innovation, excitement, education (entirely possible frustration and anxiety: I’m talking to you, baggage fees, full-body scans and over-enthusiastic patdowns), stuff you forgot at home and stuff you’ll be thrilled you brought back with you to your everyday life.

The hope is that you’ll do all of it together.

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Tel Aviv: The City That Never (Ever) Stops – Pt. 2

Tayelet Promenade - Photo by Noam Garmiza

Tayelet Promenade – Photo by Noam Garmiza

Continued from
Tel Aviv: The City That Never (Ever) Stops – Pt. 1

 

Aside from eating like it’s the End of Days and braving obnoxious shopkeepers, there’s plenty of leisure to be found in Tel Aviv, now celebrating its centennial and a tourism boost.

Stroll by the sea, lose yourselves in a botanical garden, immerse yourselves in culture, lounge on a sunswept beach, dance until dawn…and lower your hotel expectations.

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