This Week in Travel – Episode 3

The latest version of the new podcast I’m a part of This Week In Travel. You can now subscribe on Apple Podcasts as well. The show is an hour-long conversation with myself, Jen Leo of the Los Angles Times, Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler Podcast, and Chris Elliott of and This week’s …

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What I’ve been up to in Wisconsin

I haven’t been posting much since I’ve arrived in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Unfortunately, the work I’ve been doing just hasn’t manifested itself on the front page of my blog yet. 1) I’ve gone through about nine months of blog posts and photos reformatting everything and removing all the links …

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Historic Centre of Florence

Historic Centre of Florence - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Historic Centre of Florence: Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century …

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Vatican City

Vatican City - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Vatican City: The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. A unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces lie within the boundaries of this small state. At its center is St Peter’s Basilica, with its double …

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Backing up your photos on the road

Over the last several days I’ve been going through packages of DVDs and hard drives I shipped home from the road with backups of my travel photos. After many hours I have finally assembled all my photos together and have created identical copies on two, 1 terabyte hard drives. Despite all the overseas shipments, the …

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Historic Centre of Rome

Historic Centre of Rome - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Historic Centre of Rome: Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the center of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in …

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Smugmug vs Flickr

I’ve spent the last several days doing the time consuming chore of reformatting and redirecting all the old images on my site that point to Flickr and my self hosted photos, to Smugmug. I mentioned this on Twitter and I’ve gotten a lot of questions as to why I’m leaving Flickr and my self-hosted site …

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