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Today is the 64th anniversary of the Korean War. It began on June 25, 1950, when troops from North Korea launched an attack on the south. Three years later, the fighting ended with an armistice, bu...
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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, also called Sunrise Peak, is yet another example of Jeju Island's abundance of world class natural beauty. It's also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, as are the isl...
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I only had two full days in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, but my travel partner and I were determined to see as many of the top sites in the city as possible. Our first stop was Chinggis Khaan Square. A c...
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My previous post was about taking a trip on the fabled Trans Siberian Railway. My travel partner and I didn't go all the way across to Vladivostok, though -- we decided to get off of the train in I...
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As best as anyone can tell, Geghard Monastery was established sometime in the early fourth century, but people had been worshiping at the site long before Christianity came on the scene. It sits at...
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Truth be told, I didn't have any travel plans to visit Armenia. But when I started hammering out trip possibilities with my travel colleague -- she has Armenian heritage and had never been to the c...
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When people ask me why I like to travel, I tell them over and over again that I enjoy it because I learn things. It teaches me. It humbles me. It challenges me. I find that to be worth every dollar...
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Jeju Island has been blessed with exceptional natural beauty. It's full of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and hey, it's a tropical volcanic island. I visited Jeju four years ago but didn't get to hik...
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After our stay in Listvyanka, Russia (see my previous post), my travel partner and I caught a public bus and rode back north to Irkutsk, where we returned to the train station and awaited our depar...
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Traveling through Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway had been a "well, maybe one day" kind of trip idea for me. "One day" finally came this summer. After our visit to Armenia, my travel companion...
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Garni Temple is one of the most popular sites to visit in Armenia and is a former winner of the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Lan...
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I've spent months planning (and will spend months paying) for some really great travels this summer. According to the plan, I was to leave Amarillo, Texas, this past Monday, take a flight to DFW Ai...
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