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Dangerous airport trick by Klaus Muller
Dangerous airport trick..
Das Ist Verboten! by dennis batchelder
My lesson in how German rules work...
Days In Long Bedian by Franz Kessler
I went out for a long weekend, to visit some villages up in the Borneo jungle. It wasn't as smooth a ride I had thought....
Dear Louisiana: A Note From Sari--I Am Back From Africa!! :) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana's Finnish friend, who now lives in Greece with her husband, has just returned from her honeymoon in Eastern Africa. She writes to her friend in America to let her know that she is now back in Greece, safe and sound...
Dearest Brother: Audrey Writes (Sarah L.Tagert's Piece For Karen Vidra) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Audrey writes to her brother Dr Wright on her way to her new home in Tenesse.)..
Ship Diary #3 (By Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' records her thoughts about her vacation as she and her parents and brother travel "the high seas" on their way to Alaska...
Sketches of Life in a Pathan Village by John Herlihy
Friendship and Love in a Distant Land ..
Social Intelligence in South Beach by David Arthur Walters
Cultivating social intelligence at Joe's Stone Crab Take Away was too odorous for me...
Story #980: Ship Diary #1: On Our Way! (By Johnny, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes on his laptop computer from the cruise ship, where he, his sister, Ronee', and his parents, are on their way to Alaska...
Don't Even Think About Climbing Up Here by Elizabeth Towles
This essay chronicles my travels, the mishaps, and dealing with different cultures, the surprises, the delights, and the knowledge gained from traveling here and abroad. This isn't your usual travel piece, it tells of adventure, of the oddity, and moments of awe captured like the lens of a camera. ..
Downtown Kansas City Was Waiting to Happen by David Arthur Walters
The Heart of America is changing now but I liked it the way it was...
Driving a Big Truck or How I Became A Professional Tourist by Steve Richards
A short excerpt from "Everything You Will Ever Need to Know to Start Driving a Big Truck or How I Became a Professional Tourist...
Eating My Way through India by Annette Langer
This is a true adventure story of a class trip to India where only ONE student ended up going---me! Follow alongside as the author takes you on a fantastic journey halfway around the world...
Eating out in Sumatra by Dan Scheffler
An extract from my book, Island Explorer...
Empowering Butikiro by Jackie ONeal
SLINT-Uganda currently operates mainly in Gayaza sub-county, Kiboga district which is located in central Uganda. It has field offices in Kiboga town and a Liaison Office in Kampala. We hope to initiate other projects in Wakiso and Kampala districts also located in Central Uganda. ..
False Blue Eyes by Franz Kessler
An interesting experience with a sponsored 'free' vacation in Florida...
First Encounter with the Sami / Saami by Rachel Madorsky
Who would have thought I would have the rare opportunity to come into such close encounters with an almost vanished ethnic group on the Kola Peninsula of Russia? ..
Flying Commercial by TJ Neely
Just a short story and a personal perspective regarding an experience I had flying with American Airlines (AA). Shortly after this AA was grounded for poor maintenance practices, so it seems that AA's poor management practices extended beyond the terminal. Enjoy!..
Flying Woes by Ananya Das
Are you a traveller?..
Forster & Taree - Mid North Coast NSW Australia by Vena McGrath
Harrington - a seaside township east of Taree, mid north coast NSW Australia - out of sight and what a sight if you happen to find it!..
From Barcelona by Jeremy Holland
Chapter 1: First Impressions - excerpt..
Getting Ready...(By Johnny, aged 11) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny and his family are getting ready for their upcoming cruise to Alaska. They are leaving next week, and they will be gone for two weeks...
God Planned This, Didn't He?? (By Ronee', aged 11) (For: Kate Clifford, with MUCH Love!!) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' is in a great mood: tomorrow is when she, her brother, Johnny, and her parents leave for their cruise to Alaska, and tonight they are forecasting auroras as far south as Texas. She sees this as a Sign from God, and she is very happy about it...
Goodnight in the Air by Marilyn Friesen
Traveling to Africa was truly an adventure although it seems like it happened a life time ago or to someone else, instead of just last June! ..
Grenadines and More, Part I by shawn underwood
It is vacation time and it is the Christmas holidays. These two events don't always go hand in hand...
Grendadines and More, Part II by shawn underwood
The kids have grown tired of the dilapidated water toys, and we are ready for some more exploring...
View Photo of Have Boomer Will Travel Read excerpt from Have Boomer Will Travel Have Boomer Will Travel by Cynth'ya
"YTB Travel Network is not trying to conform to the pre-Internet travel industry of the 1970s and '80s. We are building a new company with new ideas. We are building an army or entrepreneurs." J. Kim Sorensen (See 'Download This Story' link above for CNN-Money article) Okay you read our ..
Heroes of the Himalayas: The Strongest and Kindest Men I Know by Jeff Rasley
True story of surviving an avalanche in Nepal Himalayas and what I gained from the experience...
Hitchhiking the Montana millenium part 2 by Tyler Wiseman
Part two of the ongoing journal entries. ..
Hitchhiking the Montana Millennium 3 by Tyler Wiseman
Part tres of the journey..
Home Away From Home by Toris Okotie
A Young man away from home, in search of home, a better one...
Horror Highways by Ann Scarborough
Or What Were They Taking When They Designed This ..
How to get to Padang Padang from Denpassar airport by Dan Scheffler
This piece is aimed at surfers who have been to Bali, but the casual tourist might like it too. ..
Ice Storm ' 98 by Anne Brooks
The year I discovered Montreal,Canada was the Ice storm year(1997-1998):I was a first year student in University and did not expect this kind of weather, as people stocked food ,campuses closed and the city became a giant ice cube...
Inside Pathan Country by John Herlihy
A fascinating and timely account of a journey I made several years ago to the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan where I stayed with a Pathan family in a small village on the outskirts of Peshawar. Visit where search becomes discovery...
Irikupallam's Rice Fields by dennis batchelder
An idyllic trip to a tiny Indian village, with a lesson on the economics of rice farming...
Irish Karma by David Faxon
Two friends find the unexpected on a long weekend in Ireland..
Is it Vlado's? by dennis batchelder
Vlado's is a great Croatian steakhouse in Melbourne, Australia. Since I wrote this, I've returned to Vlado's at least fifteen times. It just gets better and better...
Island Queen by David Arthur Walters
A 1971 conversation with the Island Queen..
Jenna Aurora's Journal: August 25, 2009: Viva La Mexico!! :D by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna has returned back from her Mexican cruise; she is ready to go back. Image (C) 2005, Karla Dorman...
Jo's Heaven by John Howard Reid
"Keep Watching the Skies" is an anthology of prize-winning prose from one of America's richest writing competitions, namely the annual Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest, which is open to all writers worldwide. The book contains 16 winning prose pieces from the Tom Howard Contest (espe..
Jodie's Journal by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young teenaged girl with cerebral palsy shares us her views about her Alaskan adventure on her computer. She is nonverbal, but she is learning to express herself through her words...
Johnny's Alaska Journals, Conclusion (By Johnny, aged 12) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny is in tears as today he and his sister, Barbara, return home from their week-long stay in Barrow, Alaska. He doesn't want to leave Alaska...
Johnny's Alaska Journals, Part One: By Johnny, aged 12 Years Of Age by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny and his teenaged sister, Barbara, are now in Alaska; and he decided to start a "travel diary"...
Johnny's Alaska Journals, Part Two (By Johnny, aged 12) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny is in Barrow, Alaska, and he writes in his "travel journal", so he can let his family and friends back home in Nashville, Tennessee, just what he is up to...
Johnny's Cruisin' Adventures, #1: NORTH To Alaska!! :) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes a cruise journal, to let his pals know how he is doing during his family vacation to Alaska. He is obviously having a wonderful time. (Wish I could join Johnny and the Sandusky family! *Sighhhh*)..
Johnny's Cruisin' Adventures, #2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny writes again from the cruise ship, Carnival Spirit, where he and his family are in the middle of a two-week long Alaskan cruise. As you can imagine, he is having a ball! :)..
Johnny's Journal, Part Twenty-Four: Alaska, Here I Come! :) (By Johnny, 12) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny and his big sister, Barbara, are leaving for the airport in an hour; they are going to Alaska for a week, and as you can see, Johnny is past excited. :)..
Lake Hartwell Area Recreation Guide by Lara Kaufmann
New book, that encourages travel in the Upstate and NE Georgia, will now be more widely available...
Landing in Sumatra by Dan Scheffler
“You’re instantly enfolded by the soft arms and ample bosom of the voluptuous (if slightly sweaty) beauty called Indonesia.”..
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