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A Family North Pole Adventure Raises Awareness of Nigeria’s Lost Girls

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We are very much in favor of family adventures here at All Over the Map. And we are very much in favor of social activism as a family activity. So we were interested to hear about how one family from Nigeria took their activism to the ends of the earth. To the North Pole, in more »

Welcome to Buddha Land

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Oh please don’t tell me there’s a Buddha theme park in the works, I thought. I spotted a brochure with this title at the Thailand booth at the DC Travel and Adventure Show not long ago. I feared it just might be something dreamed up by an enterprising Thai or expat to suck up a more »

Thailand Photo Essay: Koh Jum

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Koh Jum is a small quiet island in the Andaman Sea, located between Krabi and Koh Lanta, and accessible only by boat. There is no ferry dock, however. The ferry from Krabi stops just off the island and is met by longtail boats. The luggage is tossed from the ferry to the longtail boats, followed more »

I’m off to Thailand!

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Are you ready? Am I ready? I’d better be, as I’m setting this to post as my flight departs from Dulles, so I am on my way! I was invited on a press trip with 29 other bloggers to promote Thailand, or more specifically to promote the TBEX travel blogging conference that is taking place more »

In search of Vikings (and Northern Lights): a wintry visit to Iceland with kids

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I’ve always liked Vikings.  When I was a kid my friend had a toy castle that folded like a metal briefcase.  When it was opened it revealed scenes of village life painted inside; animals and fire rings, water wells and peasants carrying buckets.  There was a plastic drawbridge that fit into the opening by the more »

The next great place for your family adventure

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At the recent New York Times Travel Show, I searched every aisle of the trade show for the best, most exciting new places to visit and family travel trends. And there was a lot of very cool stuff! New Trends in Family Travel A New Way to Experience Europe as a Family – By Boat Le Boat more »

Planning a family vacation? Great Deals for 2015

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When you are planning a family vacation, the costs can add up very quickly. Even the best deals don’t sound cheap anymore when you multiply them by 4, 5, 6 or more. At the recent New York Times Travel show, I had the chance to speak with representatives of destinations and travel companies from around more »

Istanbul in Transit

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While tentatively searching for fares in deciding whether or not to attend the World Travel Market in London last month, I came across this offer–$700 on Turkish Airlines would let me fly into London and out of Brussels on the dates I wanted. The catch? Spending a total of an extra seven hours on the more »

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