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Phnom Penh in Photos

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We’ve been in Cambodia a week already and have barely had time to take notes or journal our experiences, let alone write anything worthwhile. So here’s a stab at a quickie slideshow showing some highlights from our first few days … Continue reading

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And We’re Back…Again

After a long dry spell, I’ll be posting on Prepare for CrossCheck again.  I know, I know—I’ve made that promise before. But this time I mean it. My recent absence was thanks to a busy full-time gig at for … Continue reading

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Football or Frisbee Tossing on L.A. County Beaches Could Cost You $1,000

That’s right—tossing a football or Frisbee on any L.A. County beach is now illegal, and getting caught doing so is punishable with a fine of up to $1,000. Continue reading

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10 Places [Where I’d Like] to Travel in 2012

It’s that time of year again where media outlets entice us with lists. Lots of ‘em. Aside from being reminded of the famous folks who are no longer with us and which top films of the year we’ve missed, favorites … Continue reading

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Thanks for Zambia Libraries Support

Once again, the folks behind Passports with Purpose ended the year on a high note and successfully met their goal of raising $80,000 to help build two libraries in Zambia through the nonprofit literary organization Room to Read. Yay! Actually, … Continue reading

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Passports With Purpose 2011: Build Libraries in Zambia

As a travel writer, I’m lucky and grateful to have enriching experiences year round. I’m always in awe of the people and cultures and traditions and hospitality I’m shown the world over. But this time of year, the few weeks … Continue reading

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Coming Out of Hibernation

Leaves have fallen. Days are getting shorter. Temperatures are dropping. Well, maybe not so much in New York City the past few weeks, but in general. Anyway, you get the gist—winter is coming. That season usually signals hibernation time, especially … Continue reading

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Air Rage

“Mind your own business!” “I want my money back, now!” A new-age retreat gone horribly wrong? Nope, those were just some of the heated statements made, loudly, during my American Airlines flight from Newark to Dallas earlier this week. Continue reading

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Just Another Day in Downtown Brooklyn

If I hadn’t made a wrong turn out of the bank this evening, I wouldn’t have captured this lovely pile of trash burning out of control. Just standing across the street, no concern for the growing flames. The second video … Continue reading

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TravelWorld International Magazine: The Adventure and Offbeat Travel Issue

TravelWorld International Adventure Issue: trekking China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge, retreat to the Honduran island of Guanaja and more. Continue reading

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