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When you travel, finding the right words to communicate can be a struggle. It may be a matter of simple politeness, ordering the right ingredients for your pizza, knowing the difference between trousers and pants, or even how to find emergency services.

Finding the Words

When you travel, finding the right words to communicate can be a struggle. It may be a matter of simple politeness, ordering the right ingredients for your pizza, knowing the difference between trousers and pants,

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aka, "Sherman Tank"

A fortuitously placed Foster’s Freeze leads to a desert discovery and a dip into WWII.

General Patton & Ice Cream

This is a guest post by... my mom!  She lives in the California desert.  Here she shares an engrossing tale of how an ice cream stop led to a dip into history. My mother says

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Murano Glassblowing in Venice

Venice, Italy On my first visit to Venice I was with a tour group for part of the time.  One of the things they organized was a glassblowing demonstration, since nearby Murano is so famous

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US vs. Italy vs. Ireland

From the archives - and freshly updated! - comes a little piece comparing the 3 countries in which I've lived.  Seemed fitting in light of the fact that we are soon leaving Ireland to head

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How the Marine Corps prepared me for travel: Part 2

California, USA / Parris Island, SC, USA In Part 1: The Background, I talked about leaving my amazingly cool job in the visual effects industry and joining the Marine Corps.  Many of the reasons for

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How the Marine Corps prepared me for travel: Part 1

Marin County, CA, USA / Parris Island, SC, USA Part 1: The Background  About 10 years ago I left my amazingly cool job in the visual effects industry and joined the Marine Corps.  Some people

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