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LOVE this Patagonia shirt ... in fact, for four days straight I wore it exclusively for running and while out and about in Seoul with only sink washing and quick hang dry in between. #patagonia     #running   #traveltips   #traveling   #travel   +Patagonia +Jen Rapp 
Going light and compact is the name of the game when traveling. But finding a shirt that will work for running or workouts and still look dressy enough for a museum or restaurant has been a somewha...
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Don't give your valuable money away ... take the time to claim your VAT refunds. HI Travel Tales shows you how. 
With the amount of VAT taxes in countries outside the United States, it can make a heckuva lot of financial sense to do some tax-free shopping. The European Union countries have been raising their ...
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Created at the behest of Prince Carl Theodor in 1789, the Englischer Garten in Munich, Germany, is one of the largest city parks in the world. And, we can attest, it provides for a magical and wond...
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;-)  No Princes have yet commissioned my work, but thank you Kenji. 

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Nine essential tips and a fantastic visual primer to help you stay healthy and fit anytime you fly. #traveltips   #travel   #adventuretravel   #travelhealth  +United Airlines +Virgin +Qantas +Lufthansa 
Ebola, measles, flu, blood clots and more seem to lurk everywhere. Read the news and you begin to imagine a thousand ways to get sick when sealed in a flying aluminum tube with 300 of your new best...
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Love that image with all the legroom. If you're a menehune, that is. :-} (that's a Hawaiian leprechaun btw) 

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Does knowing you could experience the adventure of a lifetime by visiting one or more of the world's most dangerous trails cause you to immediately reach for your passport and start making plans, or hug your Teddy Bear and say, "not a chance!"?  +HI Travel Tales  #traveltips   #adventuretravel  Our HITravelTales.com team has to admit ... the historic significance of the trail at Mt. Huashan in China is pretty compelling.  
A look at five of the world’s most dangerous hiking trails in the world, including the Stairs of Death. Not for the faint of heart. Photos, videos.
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kinda redefines the word 'trail' does it not?

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An amazing botanical garden, right here in the greater Sacramento / Bay Area region. #VentureOut   #botanicalgardens   #travel   #traveltips  
Alongside the roar of Interstate 80 connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to Lake Tahoe is an award-winning botanical garden that beckons plant-lovers, gardeners or anyone looking for a relaxing pa...
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It is May 19, 2015. She is standing in front of the Wall of Remembrance at the War Memorial of Korea. She has found the name of her father, missing in action during the Korean War. She clutches a flower, hand to her mouth, overcome with emotion. She represents the overwhelming sadness and grief and undying thread of hope of those whose loved ones have not yet come home -- who have disappeared during the war. There are 26 names I have painted onto this wall, representing those MIA veterans whose families were hosted on a first trip to South Korean by the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, to honor and say thank you for the greatest sacrifice of all. They are brothers, husbands, Uncles, fathers. They need to come home. The oil pastel pencil and watercolor is called, "In His Name We Never Forget". My iPad art is painted and drawn using Procreate.
In His Name We Never Forget by Michael Hodgson - In His Name We Never Forget Painting - In His Name We Never Forget Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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Hands cold, wind whipping and the ship rolling in heavy seas during a gorgeous sunrise. To get the photos I wanted, I had to hold my mobile out over the railing – nothing preventing my phone from d...
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An AMAZING display of wildflowers native to Monterey in California. 
Wildflowers are everywhere in the spring and summer in California, from mountains to the coast. With a love of all things that bloom, HI Travel Tales found its way to Pacific Grove to see Monterey ...
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With springtime comes the search for wildflower walks to enjoy the multicolored beauty of sometimes fleeting blooms. Sierra foothills wildflower hikes are everywhere – you just have to know where s...
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Our intrepid product tester, Therese Iknoian, has been on the search for a perfect all-around travel bra, and she may just have found it at Moving Comfort. #traveltips   #travel  +movingcomfortbra  #adventuretravel  
If you plan on being active when you are traveling, then a sports bra is a must. But, ladies, what a pain to have to pack a couple of sports bras AND a couple of additional everyday bras. Or more. ...
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Stinky and fun ... and a rare attraction worth a visit! #traveltips   #travel   #corpseflower  
When a giant flower only blooms about every two decades – and promises to fill a hall with the smell of road kill rather than jasmine – I just had to go. I’m a garden nut when I’m not traveling – a...
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  • HI Travel Tales
    Co-Founder, 2013 - present
  • HI Endeavors Consulting
    Partner, 2012 - present
  • AdventureNetwork.com
    Partner, 1996 - 2013
  • SNEWS
    President, 2001 - 2012
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Michael Hodgson sold a 24.00" x 16.88" print on FineArtAmerica.com!
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Notes from a father-daughter trip
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Those father-daughter trips gave me a pathway to myself.

The strangers I can’t stop thinking about
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I blew him a kiss as I walked away. I don’t know why.

HI Travel Tales
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HI Travel Tales combines Michael Hodgson’s and Therese Iknoian’s passion for travel, love of product, joy in writing, and pleasure in inspiring others to get out, do, see and be.

Effective Meetings, Part 3 – Attendee guidelines
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In Part 1, “Make sure your meetings are both effective and efficient,” I introduced the idea of effective leadership to ensure meetings are

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Fear and loathing on Moosedog Tower | Adventure Network® + Total Fitness...
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I had no business climbing Moosedog Tower in Joshua Tree National Park, which my friend likely knew all too well but I didn't have the brain

Natural Learning: Seeing through your child’s eyes | Adventure Network® ...
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There is no need to be an entomologist or ecologist to appreciate what nature has to offer – or to teach your kids appreciation. Here are a

Share your adventures and zest for life on Venturepax.com | Adventure Ne...
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Today, we declare that sitting inside staring at a television for hours on end is no longer allowed. Adventure is worth sharing. Join the Ve

Minneapolis-St. Paul wins as ‘fittest city’ in the USA | Adventure Netwo...
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For the 2nd year, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the healthiest, fittest metropolitan area in the United States, according to the ACSM annual Ameri

Ask The Coach TV: Watts, power and training tips | Adventure Network® + ...
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In this new Ask The Coach TV episode, Michael learns what watts means and how he can use information about power output to improve his train

You want customers hollering from the rooftops how wonderful you are
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If you are a specialty store employee, your goal, when it comes to customer service, is to have your customers wanting to holler from the ro

Store return policies: Do you know them as well as your customers?
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How well do you know your store return and exchange policies? How about your price-guarantee policies? Do the two policies support each othe

Damn I hate ticks! | Adventure Network® + Total Fitness Network
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The very thought of ticks makes my skin crawl. Perhaps it is because of a tick's predilection to attaching to its host, in this case me, and

Specialty stores can’t afford to make life hard for a customer … ever
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I am one who firmly believes in supporting local shops because that in turn supports a local economy – the one from which I am personally de

Effective Meetings, Part 2 – A Leader’s Checklist
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In Part 1, “Make sure your meetings are both effective and efficient,” I introduced the idea of effective leadership to ensure meetings are

We are the people | Adventure Network® + Total Fitness Network
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Beijing and Washington and London do not know the people. Tokyo and Hong Kong do not see our secret strength. We hold what we can never lose

Is there a different max heart rate for runners and cyclists? | Adventur...
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You are on the right track by monitoring your heart rate, but have come up against a question common for athletes who cross-over – heart rat

Take personal action against climate change with POW Seven | Adventure N...
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Protect Our Winters (POW) has launched the POW Seven campaign as a way to give individuals specific steps to take personal action against cl