Holi is a religious festival mostly practised in India and Nepal which celebrates the beginning of spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time for enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hinduism. But in reality much of this holiness seemed, to the untrained eye, as an excuse for children (and a good many adults) to roam the streets…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
The sun is shining, the Bay is a beautiful blue, and the flowers are…Continue
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The Antibes Yacht Show, starting April 18th, is the only brokerage and charter show, held at the beginning of the season, in the Mediterranean open to the public.
In 2012, the show welcomed 13,380 visitors from all around the world, with the top 10 nationalities being France, United Kingdom, Italy, U.S.A, Monaco, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium.…Continue
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By MIKE NORTON
First, a word of confession. I’m a walker, not a runner.
I could dress this all up with some talk about why mine is a less obsessive-compulsive approach to fitness, one that allows me to slow down and enjoy the world around me, but the truth is that running just doesn’t fit my personality. On the road of life, I’ve always been in the slow lane.
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By MIKE NORTON
It looks as though an extended period of cold weather has finally arrived here in Traverse City. We woke up this morning to a fine mistlike snow, the kind that comes…Continue
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The lessons that I've learned in 4 years of almost nonstop traveling. An experience that had changed all my values. How I fund my trips and how you can do it, too!…
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Probably the most touristy site in Ecuador and definitely one of the biggest rip offs. The Mitad del Mundo or Center of the Earth is actually not on the equator. The monument and the painted yellow line that run through it are actually 7 degrees or 240 meters to the south of the the actual equator.
The monument itself is 30 meters tall and is made of stone with a 5 ton globe…Continue
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This week sees the festival of Inti Raymi in Cuzco, Peru. Once the biggest festival of the Inca calendar, this Festival of the Sun lasts for almost a week with the main day of the 24thJune one of elaborate parades and re-enactments in the Plaza de Armas, at Sacsayhuaman and in Koricancha.…Continue
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When we had reached our max in terms of alcohol, gambling, and strip shenanigans, the girls and I decided to rent a sexy car and hit the wide open road.
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The first time I saw the movie, “The Sound of Music,” from the Betamax tape that my father brought home, I fell in love with it. And all throughout my 6th grade, I watched it everyday as soon as I get home from school. So to say that I have watched “The Sound of Music” a thousand times in this lifetime is an understatement.
I remember recording the songs of the movie from the TV’s speaker using the cassette recorder that we had so I can play the…Continue
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I step through the door and come face to face with a half-naked middle-aged man. Well not face to face; he’s turned toward the wall so all I see is his pasty, mealy back. On the shelf in front of him is his open carry-on. He’s slathering on his deodorant. I feel like…Continue
Added by Kevin Kato on February 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
In Killin, The wide river rushes right through the middle of town,forking in two, under a stone bridge that is only wide enough for one car. On the far side of the bridge, a single lane winds down to the Killin Hotel, which used to be a jail, and on to where the river slows down enough to be able to wade in and fish and paddle small row-boats in the summer. On the near side of the bridge is a lane and…Continue
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The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the annual Seattle Christmas Ship Festival. A colorful tradition for over 60 years, the parade of…Continue
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