Zanzibar: From Historic Stone Town to the Matamwe’s Rustic Beaches

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Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. After seven days of no showering and hiking up Kilimanjaro, I was ready for some active relaxation.  My friends at Adventure International insisted that Zanzibar, a series of islands off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, were exactly what the doctor ordered.  According […]

Top Five Urban Adventures in Toronto

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My first trip ever on an airplane was when I was six months old to meet my mom’s family in Toronto. Since then I’ve visited the city about once a year. It was my home away from home and I have fond memories of white Christmases during my childhood, seeing the Nutcracker, making snowmen, and […]

Just Outside Cleveland: Put In Bay & Kelley’s Island

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Half the fun of the island-hopping is getting there. Located just three miles north of Ohio’s mainland, I took The Jet Express, a quick and comfortable ferry service from Sandusky to Put In Bay, South Bass Island (and eventually Kelley’s Island). There’s no question as to why the islands have been an Ohio staple for […]

Norway In A Nutshell

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By Noah Markewich and Jennifer Overbeck: Geiranger or Bust We came to Norway seeking the adventure of a lifetime, but the way my wife is driving, this could be the last adventure of our lifetimes. Not that I want her to slow down. We’re late for our ferry from Geiranger to Valldal, which is supposed […]

Helsinki, Finland

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Hyvää päivää from Finland! Helsinki is stop number three (after Copenhagen and Stockholm) on my Seabourn Sojourn cruise along the Baltic. The 210-nautical mile ride from Stockholm started off beautifully, as we passed by many of Sweden’s islands, islets and skerries. The captain informed us that on our overnight ride to Helsinki, we would be […]

Alisal Ranch

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By Nicole Rodriguez: Breathe in! That’s what I kept telling myself as we drove down the tree-lined road and finally arrived at the gates of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. I immediately felt myself shifting gears and decompressing. I could tell this was going to be relaxing, although getting here wasn’t entirely. Get directions from […]

Getting a Boot Out Of Italy: A Culinary Journey from Heel to Toe

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By John Blanchette: Reggio Calabria, Italy – One of the most neglected destinations in Italy is the lower boot. But things are changing as tourists discover the remarkable beauty of the rugged hill towns, Mediterranean influenced cuisine and travel bargains the south affords. Greek influences are felt here and a dialect of the language is […]

Corinne Trang: Florence & Decatur, Alabama

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Destination: Florence and Decatur, Alabama By Corinne Trang  Exploring world-famous Muscle Shoals, Tennessee River, and Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. Life is definitely good! Picking up where I left off in Birmingham, I head toward the northwest corner of Alabama to sample Southern comfort food. But my plans changed, which often happens to me—and generally for […]