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10 Reasons Not to Race Through Cabarrus County

Race fans and car nuts know all about Cabarrus County, a corner of North Carolina that’s home to the

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Getting Your Speed Fix #WhereRacingLives

We are in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, because my husband is an absolute car nut. However,...

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Falling for Flowers at Italy’s Infiorata Festivals

If you are traveling to Italy in May or June, you should schedule a visit to one of the famous infiorata or flower festivals. The infiorata are religious festivals held in various towns in...

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Another Shangri-La: Pony Trekking in Ladakh, India

Leh, Ladakh is your destination if you're looking for an active adventure with kids in a place none of your neighbors have been. Ponies are used to enable family trekking in northern India, even with young...

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Yangtze River Cruise: Slow Boat In China

Find out if a slow but fascinatingly timeless cruise on China's Yangtze River will be fun for families with children -- and why. The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world. Starting in...

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Magical Rajasthan

When thinking about family trips, at least for families with children over the age of 10, India doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Think again.  India has camel and elephant safaris, wildlife...

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EATALY Transports New Yorkers to Italia

If you like Italian food, you will find plenty to like in the 50,000-square-foot food mall and eatery EATALY. Opened recently by uber chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the food...

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Istanbul: Me & The Marines

For those who've followed my Baghdad saga, and understand the stress I was feeling after the bombings there, you know how much I needed a break.  So, after a week of RnR in Iceland, I headed...

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Iceland for RnR

Looking for a much-needed break, I recently went to Iceland with my friend Joanna, a delightful English lawyer who works in Baghdad advising investors on how to negotiate Iraqi business laws. Iceland...

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Baghdad Interrupted

Hello…as some of you know, the bombings of October 25th in Baghdad were a close call for us. The 2nd, larger bomb went off across the street from the hotel where...

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Changing Party Scene: Baghdad Year 1

So what does one actually DO in Baghdad? It’s somewhat different for those who live in the International Zone (IZ), and those who live outside. For those in IZ, it is possible to take...

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Transitions in Iraq

Since the last time I checked in I’m happy to report that my security situation has settled down. IREX and I are in the final stages of selecting the new security company, I’m hopeful that...

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Girlfriends on the Nile: Egypt for R&R

After a few months of work in Baghdad, I was ready for a break and decided to visit Egypt with my friend Tina, who is...

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Americans have rules, Iraqis have friends

My report, 8 weeks after the elections, still here working with journalists to promote freedom of the press in this rapidly changing country.

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Baghdad 2009 Election: Authorization Letters

I fear that will be written on my gravestone: She forgot to get a Letter of Authorization. I've been stationed in Baghdad, Iraq for several months, working with an NGO that promotes a free press...

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Two able-bodied: Letter from Baghdad 4

After a few months in Baghdad, I have just returned from a trip north to Kurdistan, to meet Benton, a fellow journalism training colleague running a different non-governmental program up there (and...

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Frog In Boiling Water: Baghdad Week 4

You know that old saw about putting a frog in water, and slowly bringing it to boil, and the frog never notices until it’s too late. Welcome to the new normal. I barely notice the sirens, choppers,...

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High Profile: Baghdad Week 2

High Profile: Baghdad Week 2 First: the backstory. I am currently in Baghdad, working as Country Director for IREX, running a very similar program here to the one I ran for them in Serbia. Only WAY...

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Golden Handcuffs: Baghdad Week 1

I’m in Baghdad with a non-governmental organization to support local Iraqi journalists tell their side of the story. This journal is just the start of my journey... The trip out was uneventful....

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