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In The Know Traveler · 6d ago

The Reunification Express – Vietnam

Train Travel Thorough Vietnam Perhaps it is the desire to see the place that I am traveling through, perhaps it is the people I always end up meeting along the way or perhaps it is the desir...
In The Know Traveler · 1W ago

First Morning in Ireland

Waking up in Ireland I woke up early my first morning in Ireland. The effects of jet lag made it a restless night and, when there was just enough light to see soft shapes in the room, I look...
In The Know Traveler · 2W ago

Exploring the “Route of the Faces” in Spain

I live in southern Spain and recently visited a good friend in Madrid – the capital city, right in the heart of the country. While I love the city, its vibe, the shopping and the food, I fel...
In The Know Traveler · 3W ago

A Taste of Italy, in Thailand

Plans change. Sometimes for the better . On a recent Asian cruise I discovered, upon docking at Thailand’s Laem Chabang, that my selected shore excursion to Pattaya Beach had sold out. Disap...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

The Provincetown Welcome

Early Provincetown Excellent times benefited Cape Cod in the early 19th century, and by 1870 Provincetown was the richest port in Massachusetts. Huge incomes were made by hardy men harvestin...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

On the Shores of Lake Baikal

I was sitting cross-legged on a pebble beach. My roll mat and sleeping bag were already laid out next to me, in anticipation of the night ahead sleeping under the stars. It was perhaps on th...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

San Miguel at Night (photos)

A Night View of San Miguel de Allende 12 Days and 11 Nights in San Miguel After spending 12 days of exploring San Miguel de Allende in the center of Mexico, I never grew tired of this fantas...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

A Shooting Star Over Baghdad

Tonight’s flight to Doha is a bit different than last night’s flight to Istanbul from Toronto. Nine out of ten passengers are men over the age of 50 and I’m one of five women. There is a lot...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Engaging Hands-on Science Museum

There is something to be said about hands-on exploring. I find information easier to follow when there is a visual or display of the explanation. The Mid-America Science Museum contains over...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Tracking Sea Turtles in Oman

Life is fragile. But even the most vulnerable of creatures can triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. One such experience brought tears to my eyes on a cool, windy August evening in Ras...