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The Miraculous Healing Powers of Israel’s Dead Sea

The timing couldn’t have been worse. A day before I arrived in Jerusalem to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Conference (TBEX), my right knee went out. I have no idea what caused it. My knee had acted up like this once before. One day I was fine, the next I couldn’t climb stairs….

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Miracle Cure in the Thermal Baths of Baños, Ecuador

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series Ecuador

Still ragged from my bout with altitude sickness in Chugchilan, Ecuador, I dragged my weary bones off the bus and headed directly for my hostel in Baños de Agua Santa. My intention was to climb right into bed and sleep through the afternoon and night but the sight of a spectacular waterfall behind…

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Chatting With President Franklin D. Roosevelt At The Little White House In Georgia

President Franklin D. Roosevelt nodded at me from his wheelchair on the porch of his favorite retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. “Good afternoon, Mr. President,” I said. “May I inquire where you are from?” he asked. “Sarasota, Florida.” “Ah, yes. I have traveled to your part of the country to inspect military installations…

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Dear President-Elect Barack Obama

Dear President-elect Obama: This afternoon I was sitting at a table outside of my favorite coffee shop, talking to a friend on my cell phone, when I noticed that the local merchants had written on the sidewalk with pastel chalk. The giant letters proclaimed “Vote Obama,” and “Obama is in the house.” Chills…

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The Maasai Experience

I have been back from my Maasai home stay for two days now and I am still struggling to write about it. I could variously describe the experience as appalling, fascinating, stimulating, exhausting, rewarding, frustrating, mind-expanding, enraging, or gratifying, and each one of those adjectives would be appropriate. But, let me start at…

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