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Loi Krathong in Thailand: A Festival Worth Traveling For

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Loi Krathong in Thailand: A Festival Worth Traveling For

While staying  on an island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand a few years ago, we were lucky enough to get to know the manager of a small resort. He was a really friendly guy who was eager to introduce us to the celebrations happening that night for Loi Krathong. Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong, and other variations) is a tradition that originally had to do with making an offering to a water goddess, now it is primarily a ...

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Windstar Cruise to the British Isles, Part 3: Our Adventure Continues…

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Our next stop was the fabulous Scilly Isles, my favorite port of the cruise. An archipelago if five inhabited islands, we spent the day on the island of St. Mary’s, exploring every inch of it in the cute golf cart below.

The town itself was quaint and welcoming with wonderful restaurants and shopping. One of the locals suggested that we head up to the Golf Club for the best crab sandwich ever and he wasn’t kidding. Gorgeous lightly dressed crab on ...

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Windstar Cruise to the British Isles Part 2: On to Dartmouth and Falmouth

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Set on the banks of the River Dart, Dartmouth has been a strategic port since the Crusades.  The town is charming with medieval streetscapes and narrow lanes.  Filled with historic sites, many dating back to the 1300s, must see places include Dartmouth Castle, St. Saviour’s church, and the remains of the Gallants Bower fort.  All that sightseeing makes a girl thirsty so where better to settle in for a cider but in The Cherub Pub, the city’s oldest pub and ...

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Windstar Cruise to the British Isles Part 1: Boarding the Windstar Ship

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Windstar’s 310-passenger Wind Surf was our home for our seven-day adventure on the British Isles. We boarded the masted sailing yacht in Portsmouth, about two hours south of London, and were shown to our suite – Cabin 306 soon to be known fondly as home sweet home.  The ship is spacious and intimate all at the same time.  The Wind Surf is just big enough to offer the amenities of a larger ship – casino, entertainment and specialty dining, but ...

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Explorations listed as Best Travel Agency by CBS Atlanta

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We are proud to say that Explorations Travel was listed on CBS Atlanta’s “Best Travel Agencies in Atlanta” list.  We are top of the list, which must mean we are the best of the bunch ;-)

“Do your travel dreams include exotic luxury vacations, out-of-the-way destinations and even outer space travel? If so, Explorations is your agency. With agents each specializing in specific global destinations, food experiences and even Virgin Galactic flights, Explorations has the staff ...

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Pack for a Purpose

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I am off to the spiritual land of Kenya! This particular trip is not as much about viewing the Big Five, but more about an incredible journey of cultural assimilation.

A few years ago I was volunteering as a literacy tutor. To my great fortune, I was paired with a young man from Kenya, a Maasai tribesman, who was visiting Atlanta. After he returned to his home country, I had set out for my own safari to Tanzania. As an incredible ...

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The Royal Hideaway Playacar: Relaxing on a Perfect Beach in Mexico

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There is something about the sand on the Yucatan beaches… It’s so powdery, white and soft that I don’t mind getting it on my belongings and accidentally bringing some home in my bag. It offsets the clear, bright turquoise water and helps create that tropical seascape that you often see on computer screen-savers (well, its on mine at least).

Relaxing on a lounge chair waiting for my next margarita and fresh ceviche to arrive, I think I just might be in ...

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Part 4 of On the Road to Vancouver: Finish Line

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The first time we drove from Atlanta to Vancouver we intended to take five days. We’d reached Missoula in three. When I asked the lady inside the GPS how long it would take to drive to Vancouver she gave me a number that surprised me…and thrilled me. It would be a haul, but we could do it. After all, this was the culmination of a dream: to spend the summers in our own(tiny) place in one of the world’s most ...

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Part 3 of On the Road to Vancouver: A Rocky Mountain High

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Day two on the road from Atlanta to Vancouver provided a couple of high points. Actually reaching South Flippin’ Dakota, and seeing the magnificent Mt. Rushmore.

On day three, as opposed to seeing what amazing things MAN can do with a mountain, we saw what NATURE can do with mountains. We left South Dakota and entered Wyoming, which is similar to leaving Gertrude Frumpnagle and hooking up with Kate Upton.

Wyoming has this cache about it—except for that lovely power station in Gillette. ...

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Hotel Rio Sagrado in Peru: Gorgeous, Tranquil, and Off the Beaten Path

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The minute we drove up to this charming little hideaway the atmosphere changed for me (I am not talking about the infamous Andean altitude, though that certainly was obvious once we disembarked from the plane in Cusco). It was the smell of exotic flowers, the sound of birds (and not much else), and the kind, genuinely hospitable nature of the Hotel Rio Sagrado employees that made me forget how travel-weary we were.  We entered a tranquil retreat that proved to ...

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