Salute to Rick Steves

Joyful Spirit1's photo of fellow travelers and Rick Steves.

“Europe is ruined.” Thus pronounced a friend of a friend. Her complaint was one that many of us relate to. We want to be the lone traveler who has found our way to this quaint, unknown and oh-so-charming village. Trouble is, the village is full of other people who also came here to be the one [...]

Hiking in the Antarctic, A girls need for speed and more on this #rtwa Friday

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mizmelissa says: And now…for the enchantment. lindsaytaub says: Cruising around the #aitutaki #lagoon #islands today was #perfection. #bliss #cookislands #travel acruisingcouple says: Just arrived in Ouro Preto, Brazil’s first UNESCO World Heritage site! Once a gold mining town from the 17th century, it’s now a popular destination for its architecture and surrounding beauty. This is [...]

Bangkoklife, Amman Jordan, and goodbye Seattle on this #rtwa Friday

World’s tallest standing flag

sleepysurferzzz says: Sitting on the curb before getting dragged into work. #scooter #perth #sunnywinter #scootersarehatedmorethananything #zippy #australia wanderlustmegan says: Goodbye #Seattle! Thank you for a wonderful , sunny and hot visit, see you soon. nomadictexanmh says: Shopping in Bangkok Thailand at the Asiatique Center is a blast, especially if you like to haggle! #TourismAuthorityofThailand #ThaiAirways [...]

James Bond Island, Swimming holes, Hiking and more on this #rtwa Friday

Sunset

mfalk75 says: Sunset at port crescent state park #sunset #portaustin #portcrescent #rtwa nomadictexanmh says: No traffic at all in Phuket on the night of Loy Katrong. #TourismAuthorityofThailand #ThaiAirways #NomadicTexan #Travel #Vacation #Trip #Fun #Culture #Tourist #rtwa #Instagram #Instaphoto nomadictexanmh says: Nope. No people in Phuket for Loy Katrong. #TourismAuthorityofThailand #ThaiAirways #NomadicTexan #Travel #Vacation #Trip #Fun [...]

Whale watching and Bees on this #rtwa Friday

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New to #rtwa Fridays?  Here’s the scoop. Every Friday we run a post highlighting the adventures of everyday folks across the globe via Instagram. Interested in joining us? Sign up for #rtwa Fridays! demonyika says: hey honey bees please be kind to me! #honeybee #scared #dontstingme #flashbackfriday #rtwa triwivesclub says: Whale watching in the #Antarctic. [...]

Traveling in a Trashy World

Stan Dalone's & Miran Rijavec's photo of trash in India

I was feeling guilty about the chilaquiles  I’d just eaten. Not the fact that they were fried in oil, slathered with cream and sprinkled with cheese. I’d made a conscious decision to go down the road of High Fat. Nor did I feel bad about spending the 35 pesos (about $3 US). They came with [...]