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Exploring Lower Antelope Canyon

Years ago when our family vacation was in Page, Arizona I remember seeing the brochures for Antelope Canyon tours.  The photos were gorgeous and I wanted to see it, but it was August.  And that means that the temperature mirrored the surface of Venus or the Sun.  Why would anyone […]

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Sometimes, I Need a Break

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do here at Chasing Departures. I love sharing my view of the world with you through photography and writing. And I love that I have hopefully inspired some of you to get out and see the world! But sometimes, I need a […]

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5 Best Tips to Explore Indian Roads

This is a guest post from Denise at Vintage Rides.  Preparing for a road trip in India? Follow our advice to make sure you enjoy your experience at its best. 1.  Be careful with the seasons With 3,287 million km² and 1,324 billion inhabitants, India is the 7th biggest country […]

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The Waikiki Sand Villa in Honolulu

The Waikiki Sand Villa isn’t on the beach, but it is within walking distance.  I opted to skip Waikiki and find beaches outside Honolulu. During my last trip to Hawaii, I didn’t have anything planned.  I figured I could show up on the island and I would find a place […]

My Favorite Spots in Berlin

Berlin has so many fun things to do, I couldn’t possibly name them all.  After a lot of thought, I narrowed it down to my favorite six places to hang out and enjoy some of what the city has to offer. Mauerpark During the years of the Berlin Wall, Mauerpark […]

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4 Day Trips From Las Vegas

Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert which means there isn’t a whole lot to do except blow all your money at the casinos and drink tons of alcohol.  That is not entirely true. The last time I was in Vegas (I was of actual drinking age, finally) […]

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The Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair or the Great Minnesota Get Together really is something unique.  Minnesota has become a melting pot of cultures from all over the world.  And everyone got together to attend the state fair. I arrived at the fair grounds about 20 minutes after I parked my car […]