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Travel Leaders Durham
Durham, NC
We plan travel for a living. It's not only our business, it's our passion!
Interests: caribbean, australia, mexico, asia, usa, europe, destination weddings, family travel, honeymoon experts, cruises, cultures, art, music, languages,
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From the Käthe Kollwitz Museum we hopped the U-bahn over to the Mitte section of town where, after my “I’m a bunch of grapes” language episode, we happened on the Kunsthaus Tacheles. We hadn’t read anything about this incredible, gritty, concentrated nest of wild, off leash creativity -- we just ran into it. Continue reading
Having lived through a decade at least as challenging as our own, the Maccabees and all those who stood with them answered these kinds of questions and made miracles happen. In answering these questions for ourselves, we will rediscover who we really are and how much capacity we truly possess, to renew ourselves, our people and the fast-turning world in which we live. Continue reading
Looking for the perfect exercise? You may want to add a pair of dancing shoes to your collection of athletic gear. In his new book, UltraLongevity: the Seven-Step Program for a Younger, Healthier You, Canyon Ranch Medical Director Mark Liponis, M.D., entitles his chapter on exercise and movement simply, “Dance.” Dr. Liponis explains that he’s defining dance broadly as rhythmic movement, in part to get the attention of people who think of physical activity as a grim business involving dumbbells and suffering. Continue reading
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A couple of my tips were included in this recent blog from the New York Times. I do not consider myself an expert on "frugal travel" per se, but consider it my job as a travel consultant to find the best "VALUE" for my clients! This rarely represents the "cheapest" but rather a combination of factors important to each traveler! http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/02/a-guide-to-the-caribbean-on-a-budget/ Continue reading
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I hopped a bus for Galway with, as usual, no hotel or B&B reservations made. Note to self: always book well in advance in Ireland -- the country fills up fast. I was lucky to find a room in a hotel right in Eyre Square, the center of town.... Continue reading
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The next day, we explored the Mimbres area of New Mexico. This time, we headed East on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits. This area is named after the Mimbres Indians, who once inhabited the area. Although the area is a little lower in elevation than the Gila Wilderness area, it was just as scenic. We ambled along rolling hills, pastures, and wildlife, including an abundance of mule deer. We had some excellent New Mexican... Continue reading
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I am doing my first travel post. I had many excuses for putting this off. I never go anywhere exotic. Most people have never heard of the places I’ve been too. But then I realized, most people don’t get to go to such exotic places. And maybe “most people” would like to read a post about something affordable, right here in the USA. Continue reading
RDU: Southwest-AirTran deal could be good for airport - Triangle Business Journal Continue reading
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...you can’t win if you don’t play, as we used to call out back in my carnie days. During a fit of “a good trip will make me feel better” optimism, “no illness will get the best of me!” determination and “geez, this invalid crap is boring” impatience, I booked a flight to Italy for my best pal Jen and I. Continue reading
@Rob and @ Dudek, thanks for the infomation,as I clearly stated, I am not well informed enough but thought I could still post a comment, having seen the post on twitter and discovered this whole awesome Durham page. I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone, nor did I expect to be attacked @ Erik, why would I make up a name? I'm signed in through my Travel Agency blog on type pad, which shows my business name. I have lived here since 1984 and opened my travel agency in 1986. I try very hard to support local businesses & causes & encourage others to do the same. I was interested in a digital billboard, as some of my travel vendors indicated that it had been successul in other venues. I hadn't really thought through the environmental and other aspects prior to that post. My "real name" is Sarah and now that I am more fully informed I too hope that the County bans them as well.
Perhaps I don't know as much as I should about the whole issue, but I have wanted to utilize billboards for advertising and don't agree with this decision. I would think that it could bring in some much needed revenue via taxes if nothing else.
I’ve hiked miles in search of hostels as elusive as the Roanoke colony, climbed crazy-steep hills with broken suitcases, and slept in train stations over night. So when I was offered a job as a jack-of-all-trades, office assistant in a local travel agency, my reaction was mixed: Travel…YAY!!! Agency…what? Continue reading