64 Reasons to Smile

September 23, 2022

Central Vietnam is home to several different ethnic tribes, each with its own language and its own way of life. While it’s one of the country’s poorest regions, it’s still full of love, dreams, and smiles.

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A Natural Storyteller

A Natural Storyteller

June 10, 2022

Nature speaks softly. 

If you listen long enough, you can hear it.

Nature tells stories. Good ones too!

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(Holland)Days of Summer

May 27, 2022

Whew, anyone else get a little sweaty during last weekend's heat? 😅 

With temps rising and sweat dripping, it’s already feeling like the days of summer. 

As we approach the sea-sun, here’s to getting some vitamin sea.

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Final Destin’Asian

Final Destin’Asian

May 20, 2022

There are 4 types of Hmong people that live in this area. The Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Green Hmong and the Flower Hmong tribes. We visited a very remote region that is dominated by the Flower Hmong people and we explored the Bac Ha market which is rarely seen by outsiders.

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A Tan’gible Difference

A Tan’gible Difference

May 13, 2022

Traveler Patricia recently visited Tanzania as part of a service project. 

She volunteers for the Kisangaji Project, a non-profit that focuses on helping meet the needs of the school and local infrastructure in the village of Kisangaji in Tanzania.

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A Rwanda'ring Hero

May 06, 2022

Kigali is a beautiful hilly city, quite green and very clean. People are super nice and eager to tell you about their history, including the genocide. Rwanda does not allow plastic bags, so, unlike other African countries, there is no plastic flying around or laying on the streets.

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Land of the Rising Sea

April 29, 2022

Last week we featured the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan). This week we go to the Land of the Rising Sea (Tuvalu). 

 

Many people have never heard of the island nation of Tuvalu, so let’s start with some Fun facts:

  • Tuvalu’s capital is Funafuti. That’s fun!

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Land of the Rising Sun

April 22, 2022

There’s so matcha to see and experience in Japan. 

From taking a sunrise hike-u up Mt. Fuji, to absorbing some midday sunshrine in Kyoto. 

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Tile As Old as Time

April 15, 2022

“While visiting Kuala Lumpur, I went fabric hunting at the famous Pasar Seni.  It’s an iconic art deco-style market built in 1937 that has survived the tests of time in the very modernized city center of Kuala Lumpur.  It is listed as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.  My favorite part of the market is the myriad of original encaustic tile designs that decorate the well-trodden floors.  They are a beautiful design detail of a time long gone.” 
- Traveler Aaron John

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Euro Welcome

Euro Welcome

April 08, 2022

Northwest Europe has plenty to brag about.

From its a'Stone'ishing history, to its cities that are such (Bel)gems, to its coastlines that leave you mesmer’ice’d.

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A Brighter Future

April 01, 2022

Joan traveled across the globe to Uganda, not for a sightseeing trip, but to volunteer at a school in a rural village.

She is a part of an awesome group that built a school in the village of Kassunga. The school has a well, solar power, and many classrooms and bathrooms.

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Ger’many Adventures

March 25, 2022

Traveler Christa cycles in a lot of cool places. 

Whether over big rocks, or through fields of flowers, there’s wheelie a lot of adventure you can experience on a bike.

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