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Leisure / Business Travel Packing List – Travel Light (One Bag)!

http://www.onebag.com/ One of the WWW’s most enduring sites, and for good reason – OneBag (formerly, the Compleat Traveller) offers packing and ultra-light/compact product advice to travellers of all types. I learned the hard way that even a few extra ounces is enough to make carrying a backpack a painful experience, and it never hurts to […]

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Travel Updates

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/ctry/reportpage-en.asp A terrific primer for Canadians looking to travel abroad, detailing visa requirements, common scams, money dealings, etc. for the different countries of the world. Excellent starting point for trip planning.

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In Provence, Honoring a Poet at 6,263 Feet – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/travel/30explorer.html A recreation of Petrarch’s famous hike, which necessarily results in a little disappointment and absolutely no philosophical epiphanies whatsoever. I especially love the “Petrarch didn’t mention this” complaints about wind, temperature or trail difficulty – as though, to the author, the great humanist was nothing more than a second-rate travel writer.

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Palins Travels: India, Himalaya

http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/book-3730 At a busy road junction a prominent and colourful display board advises the locals to ‘Learn and Repeat, Signs and Traffic Signals’. As I’m reading it a black cow, followed by her calf, emerges from behind the board and, without signals of any kind, saunters off into the rush-hour traffic. I think we should […]

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