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Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

At age 53, Ron Perrier ended his career as a Canadian medical doctor to travel the… [more]

Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland Travel at its worst? From Morocco to Cape Town overland

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I'm told, every family has at least one… [more]

The lure of Nicaragua The lure of Nicaragua

Can falling in love change the way you travel?

A couple of years ago I shared Carol Kiecher’s blog about leaving a youth hostel… [more]

Can falling in love change the way you travel? Can falling in love change the way you travel?

Worried about travel warnings?

From the Vault If you listen to all the chatter about what could possibly happen… [more]

Worried about travel warnings? Worried about travel warnings?

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The lure of Nicaragua

The lure of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a developing country where, I’m told, every family has at least one cellphone and TV satellite dish, and even those without a fridge can  buy milk for their children two or three times a week. It’s a charming destination with friendly locals who regularly reassure you that “the country is safe now”.  I was there for a month in … Read entire article »

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Travel in southern Spain is surprisingly easy and so rewarding

Travel in southern Spain is surprisingly easy and so rewarding

Last spring, I spent almost a month travelling on my own in Spain, primarily in its southernmost district, Andalucía. I started in Madrid, then on to Toledo, Córdoba, Granada, Seville and Ronda, living on a strict budget and going by train or bus. The Pyrenees Mountains form a natural barrier between Spain and the rest of Europe and for a long period … Read entire article »