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When to Boycott A Destination

I’ve traveled all around the world, and Uganda remains perhaps the most beautifully arresting place I have ever visited. So, when my husband and I began thinking of dream trips we could take this year, the chance for me to introduce him to what Winston Churchill called “the pearl of Africa” propelled the country to the top of my list. That was before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill that imposes prison terms for homosexual acts.

When the boat starts to rock, I’m not entirely reassured when the guide says, “Don’t worry. Just a hippo trying to come up under us.” Right. No big deal. We’re about to capsize in the middle of a herd of twenty hippos, spread across the river like fat, warm rocks, because one of them understands…

This week’s #FriFotos theme is CLOSE UP and features a photograph by Patrick Stutzenberger.

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The World is a Book

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“…and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Travel-loving bookworms take heart: Online bookseller Better World Books has extended their Labor Day book sale through today, Wednesday, September 15th, in celebration of International Literacy Day. Better World Books is a creative and responsible global bookstore that collects and sells books (both…