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Steal Just One Day- Barbara Gabriel
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Pulling a fast one on Fate, through the miracles of traveling boots, Irish whiskey, and asking Why Not?
Pulling a fast one on Fate, through the miracles of traveling boots, Irish whiskey, and asking Why Not?

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A massive bunch of rhubarb approached, carried by a spry, shorts-wearing, fellow with a shock of silver hair. Being Irish, he stopped to chat. Being a nosy Parker (and despite my vow to avoid talking with strangers for the morning) I asked him about the rhubarb.
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A massive bunch of rhubarb approached, carried by a spry, shorts-wearing, fellow with a shock of silver hair. Being Irish, he stopped to chat. Being a nosy Parker (and despite my vow to avoid talking with strangers for the morning) I asked him about the rhubarb.

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In which I take a photography class and fail every single assignment.

I lean toward the lethargic, work-wise. I’m not alone. There are others just like me, floating along on the stream of life only to discover (what, again?!) a chunk of time has passed with few of our vague ambitions achieved. But not this year. My plan…

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Because I lack self-control, I know long before my flight lands that over-indulging in food and beverages will be a highlight of the trip. Any trip. I plan for it. Talk with Cubans on the street; where are they having lunch? Go there.

Because I lack self-control, I know long before my flight lands that over-indulging in food and beverages will be a highlight of the trip. Any trip. I plan for it. First thing, I do an online search: what to eat and drink in (insert destination here).…

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Horse riding and travel might seem an unlikely combination at first canter, especially if (like me) your horse whispering has mostly been, “What the hell do I know about horses?” But, after saddling up in places as diverse as Ireland and Cuba, I’ve realized how much I enjoy it. Horse Riding and Travel: 5 Reasons to Ride

Steel horseshoes struck 500-year-old cobblestones, echoing off brick walls of the homes and shops lining Callejón del Aguacate. Astride Frina, I tried out just-learned Spanish commands for horse riding and hoped she understood. I greeted children darting…

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Using cellular data when traveling is costly. Squandering it to find your way around an unfamiliar city eats up your data faster than Kobayashi eating hot dogs at Coney Island on July 4th. The best way to find your way around and still save cellular data…

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The secret to living and travel in the age of terror is to react rationally, with less fear. The risk is extremely minimal. You can reduce it further by enrolling in the STEP program.

A couple of months before my recent trip to Europe bombs exploded in Brussels, including two at the airport. I don’t frighten easily, but like much of the world I stopped in my tracks to get more news. Since television and social media survive partly by…

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Independent travelers avoid organized tours because we hate other people. Okay, I’m joking! But tours often make us feel like captives. I decide to go outside my comfort zone and take an Amsterdam bicycle tour: Bikes, Beer & Bells.

Independent travelers avoid organized tours because we hate other people. Okay, I’m mostly joking, but tours make us feel restricted, like captives. The self-determination of independent travel allows us to make choices about the direction we take, our…

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I’ll admit that the prospect of time in a Mexican jail sounds awful, if only because the menu is unlikely to offer mango margaritas. To avoid a jail stint, and give us more time with Eric (an excellent bartender), we did our research.

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood. ~Salma Hayek No doubt Ms. Hayek is right about that; she’s got a reputation as gutsy and no-nonsense, both handy qualities for an acting career and for driving in Baja, Mexico. There’s…

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Observing a writer at work is like watching an unending reel of grass growing, if grass procrastinated, wondered whether Olivia will ever get back with Fitz, and routinely told itself, “You call yourself grass? You’re a damn fraud. Just stop trying to grow already and let the weeds take over.”

Last Thursday was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, celebrated by parents in the USA who believe their jobs are interesting and meaningful, and by kids who are stoked about skipping a school day. TODASWT is an idea that originated as a girls-only…
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