Friends in Faraway Places

Do you ever have certain memories from your childhood that stick out, but you don’t know why? You remember exactly what was said, and at the time you didn’t understand the significance of it, but it comes back to you again and again.  One of these memories, for me, is when I was about nine …

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Adventures in Moldova, Eastern Europe’s Hidden Gem

Generally, when travelers decide to visit eastern Europe - which they don’t do very often - they think of bustling cities like Prague, Krakow, and Budapest. Even the most serious travelers often overlook the tiny country of Moldova and the general population outside Europe barely registers its existence. There isn’t a lot of information online …

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Why I Went to a Nude Beach in Greece, and Why You Should Too

I stand at the top of a cliff looking over the Mediterranean sea on the island of Agistri in Greece. I’ve just hiked and “scrambled” (a new hiker’s term I learned for this experience; when the hill is too steep to walk normally but not quite extreme enough to qualify as rock climbing, it’s called …

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