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In The Know Traveler · 1d ago

Then and Now — Abu Simbel

Now in Abu Simbel, Egypt The Temples of Ramesses Uncovered From Cairo, I catch the early morning flight to see for myself the temples built alongside the Nile at Abu Simbel. These are the ru...
In The Know Traveler · 1W ago

Driving Up Gibb River Road – Western Australia

Gibb River Road Standing on the side of the road, I heard the welcome sound of a roar of an engine. Soon after, a vehicle came careering around the corner, and halted to a stop after I flagg...
In The Know Traveler · 2W ago

Día de los Muertos in Todos Santos

Often confused with Halloween, there’s much more to Dia de los Muertos than parties and candy. Today, November 2nd, is All Souls Day by Catholic reckoning, or Dia de los Muertos in the local...
In The Know Traveler · 3W ago

At the Edge of the West, at the End of a Pier in Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon is perched at the mouth of the Columbia River where it opens into the Pacific Ocean. It’s been called “little San Francisco” and shares some features, on a much smaller scale...
In The Know Traveler · 3W ago

The Ghosts of Capitol Hill – Washington D.C.

Dancing statues. A blood stain that cannot be removed. A demon cat. And tragedies galore. It’s all part of the history of our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. I found Washington, D.C. to ...
In The Know Traveler · 4W ago

Discovering Hope in the Bleakness of Winter – Riga, Latvia

It’s an icy January morning. I’ve just stumbled out of Riga International Airport after a 6AM flight, and I’m trudging through the exhaust-stained slush on my way to the bus station. Which i...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Halloween It’s Not – A Día de los Muertos Triduum in Todos Santos

The Fiesta at Todos Santos Día de los Muertos Clarified First off, Día de los Muertos is not just one evening’s celebration. This ancient Mesoamerican tradition sprang from religious ceremon...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Who Let The Wild Dogs Out?

The Wild Dogs on Parade I stand at the edge of the mighty Zambezi River about forty kilometers upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the border. The ‘boutique’ ...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Sunrise on the Holy Ganges

Along the Ganges River The Holy Ganges The sun seemingly rose out of and above the holy Ganges river until it hung large and low in the sky. It glittered and reflected long, yellow strands o...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Money in a Trip – Cash/ Credit Card – What to Choose?

Foreign trips require a lot of preparations. This is especially true when we are talking about the financial aspect of your travel, budgeting, bookings, and purchases. Here, it is important ...