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Panic with throwing knives next to my head in Upper Austria

Travel Insurance. Is it worth it?

When planning your marvelous adventures, it pays to be pragmatic. While you’re squirrelling away every cent for a hot air balloon ride above Myanmar or scuba diving in the Red Sea it’s beneficial to protect your investments.

The Mzungu Tax(i)

In the 18th century, as European explorers reached Eastern Africa, they translated “Mzungu” to mean “came around” or “wanderer” in KiSwahili.  It commonly refers to

Manic Moment in Marseilles

I have had incredible Couchsurfing hosts, but this is an account of the other kind.  I posted an announcement of my arrival to Marseilles in

Zanzibroke- Zanzibar on the Cheap

I could have gotten sucked into Zanzibar.  It has my happy color blue Indian Ocean, friendly people, lively vibe and lots of activity.  I only

And the Universe will Provide

Trains in Italy have a reputation for being unreliable; they may show, they may not. I was staying in Palermo and planned a day trip

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An overhead view of this creamy roasted butternut and harissa soup topped with pumpkin seed oil and toasted seasame seeds.

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Roasted Butternut Harissa Soup. A garden-to-table delight with vegan options & vibrant flavors. THE INSPIRATION The story behind this Roasted Butternut and Harissa soup recipe