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Picturesque Italy images

Without a doubt one of the most unique and beautiful countries in Europe, there is much more to Italy than the delicious pizza, pasta, and gelato diet. From snow-capped mountains surrounding crisp blue lakes to multicolored towns built into cliffs along the seafront, Italy is truly a photographers’ paradise. 1 I always say that the best time to see a… Read more →

Best places to travel 2017

35 of the world’s best places to travel in 2017         With so much negativity in the media, the world is often portrayed as risky, dangerous. And yet, as travelers, we learn the same lesson over and over: Preconceived notions of places and cultures are almost always wrong. The world is, in fact, safer, more hospitable, more… Read more →

Myths about Japan

Donald Trump recently visited Japan. In addition to beginning his trip eating hamburgers, playing golf, and not engaging in anything remotely Japanese, many around the world were confused by his comment that he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down any missiles from North Korea, referring to the two recent missiles that were launched… Read more →

Rickshaw racing in Indai

RICKSHAW RACES are insane rallies across India using motorized tuk-tuks or rickshaws. Proceeds from the race go to local charities. As filmmaker Mike Dewey recounts, “It would be easy to look at this as just ‘Philly White Kids On A Rickshaw Race Through India.’” But as his team included his brother-in-law, who had never been outside the US, the trip… Read more →

Facts about Hawaii

1. Hawaii was illegally overthrown by the United States. Photo: Ray S What many people don’t know about Hawaii is that it was once ruled by the Hawaiian Monarchy. During Queen Liliuokalani’s reign in 1893, a group of men from Liliuokalani’s cabinet of American, German, and British descent, known as The Committee of Public Safety, executed a military coup to… Read more →