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 MSNBC.com and Elliott.org. 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

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

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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Plan Your Trip to Historic Rome

Historic Centre of Rome - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Historic Center of Rome is probably one of the most significant, historical, and impressive world heritage sites in the world. Like the cities of Kyoto, Jerusalem, and Angkor, there are a bevy of incredible sites sprinkled across Rome—and much of Italy for that matter—that could be named world heritage sites on their own right. …

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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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