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Khachapuri in all its glory

What is Khachapuri?

Recently I spent a month living in Russia covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Although the experience was incredible, the culinary situation left something to be desired. Russian food…it’s not the best. But what I discovered with just a week left was that I was pretty close to the border with Georgia/Abkhazia – and […]

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Jumping Around the World

It’s no secret, we love to travel. Somewhere around 2006 or so we started to express our love of travel by literally jumping for joy in our photos. It all began in Egypt actually with a group jumping shot in front of the Great Pyramid. Since then, we’ve been jumping around the world. Sometimes it […]

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An Excursion to England’s Lake District

The following is a guest post from contributor Max Richardson and does not reflect the views or experiences of either Chandra or Dave I woke up on the decent to London’s Heathrow Airport. I had six days to spend in England, and too much to do. London is somewhat of a home away from home […]

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Fillet mignon at Freemasons Hotel in Geraldton, Australia

My 10 Most Memorable Meals while Traveling

Food is always a big part of travel. After all, what you are eating is often defined by where you are and the experience of eating it is often one of the most memorable parts of being there.  Below are 10 of the most memorable meals I’ve enjoyed while traveling. Be prepared because this list […]

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Yes, that's a real shrimp. In economy class. And a Tuborg beer!

REVIEW: Turkish Airlines Economy Class

I recently had the opportunity to fly on Turkish Airways to get myself to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. I typically don’t write airline reviews but this is the third major international trip I’ve used Turkish for and they’ve been pretty great. I felt I owed it to them to highlight some of the […]

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Pena Palace Sintra Portugal

A Day Trip from Lisbon: Sintra, Portugal

Despite the fact that our trip to Lisbon, Portugal was only for a long weekend, it is always nice to get out of the city! Portugal, and Europe in general, has the distinct advantage of being quite small and packing in lots of history, architecture and landscapes into a tiny geographic area. Just 30 minutes […]

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Is Sochi the Future of Airport Security?

There’s no question that the organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics did an amazing job with security here in Sochi. There are technologies and protocols in use here that I have never seen anywhere before. Although they can sometimes be irritating, it strikes me that this may also be a preview of what’s to come. […]

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Rosa Khutor as taken from one of the many bridges that cross over the river

Sochi First Look: Rosa Khutor

I’ve been here in Sochi for several weeks now working at the Olympics and in that time Rosa Khutor has definitely become my favorite area to spend time. It’s hard to define what Rosa Khutor is exactly. I suppose it’s a town, but it’s so small I’m not sure it even qualifies. It’s more of […]

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