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Scaling Sri Pada(Adam’s Peak)

Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in a few amazing cities (Philadelphia, NY, LA, HK, Singapore), but when I’m traveling, I’m blown away by natural beauty.  Sri Lanka is one of those unmistakably awe-inspiring countries.  Its lush, untouched lands have appropriately earned it Garden of Eden references. Why is it called Sri Pada/Adam’s peak? This 2,243 m (7,359 ft) mountain has …

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Gems of Rio de Janeiro

I first got to know Rio through the riotous lens of a Carnivale, but I promised myself I’d find out what local life was like.   So I stayed in Rio for 3 weeks. Here are a few of my favorite discoveries: Lagoon, photo credit Ana Carolina do Nascimento Guimaraes Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas-A lagoon with a paved 7.5 km (>4.5mile) bike/running …

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How To Save Money On Flights

Protip: Clearing your browser cache before booking flights and hotels online can save money!  Booking sites tend to increase fares if you’ve visited the site before. http://ow.ly/9ZsK304MHI3

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Disney On Ice

4 years old has been a really fun age.  We seem to have been lifted out of the fog of having to do absolutely everything for our child. She can choose her own clothes, dress herself completely, eat independently, play by herself, and needs much less supervision.  She even buckles herself into her car seat. …

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Shows in China

I once sat in a Seaworld show (I never saw The Cove sorry) and smirked to myself at all the Chinese acrobats there were.  The entire troupe was Asian. Even Cirque du Soleil shows I’ve seen have had solid Asian contingents.  I supposed out of a billion people the odds for finding lithe aerodynamic performers …

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Traveling Abroad while Pregnant: Firsthand Advice from a Pregnant Travel Addict

When I told people that I was planning to travel to a foreign country while 7 months pregnant, I got looked at like I was crazy.  The look turned into shock when they heard I was going to a developing country: Egypt. “Is it safe to travel while pregnant?” “Can you fly while pregnant?” “What …

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