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The Question

After a 63-day-round-the-world trip to Oman, Bhutan and New Zealand, the question most everyone asks us is, “What did you like best?” While it feels unfaithful to choose just one when each of these unique countries surpassed our (high) expectations, here’s the long answer to why Oman’s Empty Quarter won the lottery.

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100th Post

100 blogposts! “I thought we’d work at it for a year,” Magellan confessed when I asked him how long he initially expected we’d be at

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September 1: Happy New Year

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all” Forget the Gregorian calendar. For as long as

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GS1

Because my mother-in-law and I shared the same initials, sometime in the last decade I started addressing emails to her as GS1, signing off as

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Grave Concerns

When making reservations for our first two nights in Japan, I found something rather odd. We wanted to stay in a temple in the mountain

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What Happened at Mesa Verde?

“People of conspicuous elegance” is how the Ancestral Pueblo people of Mesa Verde have been described. Rarefied living, 8,300 feet above sea level on the

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