Johnny and i (Summit)

Alpine Desert : The Story of Africa

Its 2:55 A.M. I’ve been traveling for 21 hours and it’s hot. I’m standing in front of a glass panel like that of a bank teller or county fair ticket stand. Behind it, a man is asking for $200 US (twice the amount he should) for my travel visa into Tanzania.  I’m mind numb and already worried about malaria. Especially here; the airport. I’ll be in Africa for 60 days, the visa, good for 90. I contest his price point and he sends me to the single-file line traffic control officer in charge. He sends me back. 100$ US. I don’t even care.

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Skagway — A Borough In Alaska

On a mildly warm evening in early October, we were ordering craft beer, seated on a patio in Portland, Oregon.  The waiter asked for our I.D.s.  There were six of us.  After reading Florida, New York and Missouri licenses, he gave us a skeptical look.  No, they were not fake.  Five months earlier, we were strangers.  We were each on a journey back to our respective states from a magical place that had brought us together.  On this day, though, we were companions and best friends, each in love with wandering and spending time with free-spirited people, enjoying the final meal we would spend together.

 

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Marrakech

Travelling back in time that i could not imagine existed so close to home. – it's one of the greatest experiences not to be missed in your life. The first few hours, everything surprises you. Everything is so different, but it's real. Welcome to Marrakech!

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Rivne Reminiscing

My twin sister and me were born in Rivne and have a bunch of warm memories connected with our hometown.

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Three days on Manali-Leh Highway

Day 1, August 13: We hopped onto the last bus to Manali, which is a 14hr ride from Delhi. During this season, roads become very susceptible to landslides, and our bus was unable to go ahead due to a major landslide 8Kms from Mandi. Leaving the bus at Mandi, we decided to walk.

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ANTARCTICA

It’s 11:55 pm on December 31, 2013 but yet there’s still some daylight reflecting off the ocean. On the horizon I see the sprays of a humpback whale pod. I’m sitting on the stern of a ship that’s about 2,000 miles from the South Pole, champagne bottle in hand, about to toast in 2014. Usually New Year’s Eve is a forgettable holiday for me, but this year, as the clock strikes midnight somewhere in the Drakes passage between Antarctica and Argentina, I reflect back with a different perspective.

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OSLO CITY GUIDE

Coming to Oslo from a small town to start college was overwhelming at age 17. So many people, buildings, roads, different smells and noises that was both exciting and challenging. For 10 years I have been living in this wonderful melting pot and it's something I haven't once regretted.

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HARRY POTTER FAN TRIP

We decided to plan the perfect trip for a true Harry Potter fan by telling you all the places you could visit. In this magical itinerary you will be visiting the actual locations for the harry potter movies, exhibitions, sets, theme parks and train rides. To make it a better experience kindly turn on the Hedwig Theme Song.

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