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Weekly Travel Tips: 10 Important Tips for Visiting Kathmandu

Lots of volunteers are heading to Nepal to lend a hand to the earthquake relief efforts.

Everyone arriving in Nepal will pass through the capital, Kathmandu.

Here are my tips for visiting the chaotic, pollution-ridden developing city...particularly important tips for staying healthy, avoiding illnesses and gaining internet access.

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Hey there Lash!

I'm taking my first steps out of the country (also by my lonsome) and this article sounds like a great help. I'm currently planned out for Tokyo, Siem Reap, and Kathmandu. It's awesome to see so many tips for so many places I intend to visit. Thanks for all you do!
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Weekly Travel Story: St Petersburg- Jewel in the Muck of Vacation-Land Florida

Here's where I'm holed up at the moment! It's one of my favorite places in the USA.

Find out why St Pete is so wonderful...

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new Weekly Photo Gallery: Dramatic Ovalau Island, Fiji

Ovalau is a small, lush mountainous island in Fiji. 

It's one of Fiji's historically most famous islands. Home of Fiji's original capital - Levuka - and site of many interesting tales & legends. 

But most of all, it's gorgeous. Mountains, forests and sea..

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Weekly Travel Story: The Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, FL. Eh?

Why is a museum dedicated to famous Spanish painter located in Florida, USA?! That was my big question to the staff af St Pete's fabulous Dali Museum. 

btw- It houses the largest collection of Dali's work in the world! Why IS that?

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WEEKLY PHOTO GALLERY: Charming St Petersburg, Florida 

There's a lot more to this historic Florida town than just beaches and tourists.  

From charming historic neighborhoods to yacht marinas, markets, art galleries & museums, parks and pretty Mirror Lake, St Pete is a beautiful little place. 

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Weekly Travel Tips: 10 Free Things to do in Kyoto, Japan 

Did you know I lived in Japan for six years? Yep, that's how I saved money to travel the world! 

So here are my insder's tips for some amazing free things to do in Japan's former capital city of Kyoto. Lots of culture there! 

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Weekly Travel STory: Chihuly Glass Collection in St Pete, FL

Dale Chihuly's phenomenal glass installations are famous throughout the world for their vibrant colors and super-creative designs.

Chihuly Collection in St Pete showcases several large installations and dozens of individual pieces, all set in gorgeous display rooms.

I wrote this review of the Collection after my visit.

If you're into glass art or vibrant colors, check out these photos (from their professional photographer) and my description of the pieces.

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Dale Chihuly Mille Fiori (detail), 2010 10½ 33½ x 10½’ Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg, FL Photo by Terry Rishel CHIHULY GLASS COLLECT
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new Weekly Photo Gallery: Quirky New Zealand

New Zealand is most famous for its spectacular nature.

But quite aside from that, NZ has some very odd, unique, funny and wonderfully quirky places and things to amuse & entertain visitors.

While traveling for 6 months through the country, I came across many things that left me laughing or struck with awe.

Here's my collection of photos of the Quirky side of NZ...

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Weekly Travel Tips: Luxury Hotel Alternatives Around the World

Are you tired of staying in the same standard hotel rooms?

Why not try some fun and luxurious alternatives? Such as castles, prison hotels, tree house hotels can cave hotels?

Sound intriguing? Find out where you can do it...

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Weekly Travel Tips: 10 Great Free Things to do in St Petersburg, FL 

St Pete is one of Florida's best towns. In fact, it 's one of my fav cities in the USA! 

Not only do they have the usual great beaches & marinas, but they also have a huge art scene, markets, festivals, special events...and many are free....such as...

Free sailing! The SE USA's largest fresh market. A small airport IN downtown, where you can watch private planes take off n land...

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WEEKLY TRAVEL TIPS: 10 Great Outdoor Adventures in Florida 

The aptly named Sunshine State is bursting with outdoor activities to enjoy...

Fresh water springs and coral reefs offer scuba diving. Dozens of state parks provide camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, boating, kayaking and other activities. 

And of course, Florida's famous powdery beaches offer swimming, sun tanning and leisure fun. 

Find out more...

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Weekly Travel Stories: All About the Amazing Japanese Toilets 

Have you heard about Japan's ultra-VIP toilets? 

I'm talking optional sound affects, deodorizers, water sprays and more. You've gotta see these things to believe them! 

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I'm a long-term nomadic world traveler, expat American out exploring the world. I share my travel tips, cultural insights, and tales of Adventure on my travel blog, LashWorldTour.
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Hello! 

I'm Lash, a long-term nomadic world traveler. 

I grew up in the USA. Shortly after graduating from University I moved to Kyoto, Japan, n 1991, where I lived for 6 years, saving money to travel the world and immersing myself in various traditional Japanese arts. 

In 1998 I began my solo world travels and have not stopped since. In 2011, I finally started my popular travel blog LashWorldTour, sharing my tips and advice, travel stories, cultural insights, destination pieces and photos from my 16+ years of solo nomadic world travels. Follow me! 
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Graduated University summa cum laude, dual major. PADI Dive Instructor, performed dance in USA, Japan and Bali. Aikido black belt.
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10 Important Tips for Visiting Kathmandu, Nepal
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CHIHULY GLASS COLLECTION, ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA
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PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand Oddities
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HOTEL ALTERNATIVES – CASTLES, TREE HOUSES, PRISONS, TIME SHARES, CAVES
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PHOTO GALLERY: Ovalau Island – Fiji
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10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
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The Salvador Dali Museum St Petersburg, Florida… EH?!
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PHOTO GALLERY: Charming St Petersburg – Florida
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All About The Amazing Japanese Public Toilets
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PHOTO GALLERY: VIETNAM’S PERFUME RIVER
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PHOTO GALLERY: Views of Cordoba Spain
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My Guide to Eating Dim Sum
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TRAVEL TIP- MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR TRAVELING IN MALAYSIA
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SHANGHAI TO HONG KONG BY OVERNIGHT TRAIN
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Shanghai to Hong Kong by Overnight Train After living 3 months in Shanghai I had to leave the country to get a new visa. The closest and che

PHOTO GALLERY: Working Rickshaws of Malacca and Penang, Malaysia
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How I Plan For Travel to New Countries
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Where is Borneo?
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PHOTO GALLERY: PENANG NIGHT SCENES
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