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WSU Alumni Association announces charter flights and travel packages to New

WSU Alumni Association announces charter flights and travel packages to New
Underwhelming. The Alumni Association actually announced three separate travel packages including an all inclusive package with flight, hotel and game ticket, a "land package" with only the hotel and ticket included and an "air package" with only the …
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George Azumano, founder of Azumano Travel, dies at 95 after a life working to
Azumano, a quiet but influential man who founded Azumano Travel Service Inc. in Portland, died Monday at 95. As a Japanese American during World War II, he was confined in an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, yet spent the rest of his life working to …

New Study Maps Out Travel-Related Taxes
Traveling is often physically and mentally taxing. It can also be a taxing experience from, well, a tax perspective. According to a new study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), a Virginia-based business and travel meetings organization …

Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2014

Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2014
(CNN) — For those who've resolved to only spend their tourist cash in up-and-coming destinations with strong environmental and human rights records in 2014, nonprofit Ethical Traveler has taken care of the research for you. Every year, the California …
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Best and worst cities for travel taxes
Among the nation's top 50 destinations, when not counting sales taxes, Portland, Ore., ranked the worst when it came to the amount of taxes paid for a car rental, hotel room and restaurant meal, according to a new report from the Global Business Travel …
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Reading man leads team in Jolly Jaunt

Reading man leads team in Jolly Jaunt
For Reading resident John Bogosian and his volunteers, Johnny's Angels, it is certainly time as they prepare for their 5K “Jolly Jaunt” for Special Olympics Massachusetts. The Jolly Jaunt is a fundraiser to support athletes of Special Olympics …
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Trio return enhanced from jaunt to Mexico
Bermuda's sanshou fighters will return home with three medals from the NORCECA Wushu Tournament in Monterrey, Mexico, last weekend. Sentwali Woolridge, Jermal Woolridge and Khalid Pitcher captured gold, silver and bronze respectively in their …
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BNSF sponsors holiday rail jaunt for service families
All aboard the BNSF Railway's Holiday Express, the Cael family – Jon and Tara, and their son, Zander, 3 months, and daughter, Lexi, 3 – prepare to take a short holiday-themed train ride with other area military personnel and their families Wednesday at …
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Rescue animals to join 'Journey' at Burbank church

Journey to the East: Route Map
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The Journey to the East
Back in November 2005, Roshnii and I got married. We then embarked on a six month tour of the Middle East and India.

We both made our own Journey to the East set containing all our photos from the trip (over 600 in all!), and then separate sets containing edited highlights for each place that we visited.

The photo above contains notes. Click on the links in the notes to see my own photos, or see the index below…

My Photo Sets
Journey to the East (all photos)
• Chapters (edited highlights): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Roshnii’s Photo Sets
Journey to the East (all photos)
• Chapters (edited highlights): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Rescue animals to join 'Journey' at Burbank church
Village Church in Burbank will host an event this weekend called "Journey to Bethlehem," a live Christmas event recreating first-century Bethlehem and featuring a marketplace with roughly a dozen vendors, 60 cast members and a collection of rescued …
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Richard Armitage reveals the dark journey awaiting The Hobbit's Thorin
Poor Thorin Oakenshield — the would-be King under the mountain just can't get a break. In The Hobbit, Azog the Defiler kills his Granddad, then he steals the dwarf's favorite shield… and he's not done yet. In our interview with Richard Armitage, the …
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Oklahoma State cheerleader rebuked for trying to trip Oklahoma player

Oklahoma State cheerleader rebuked for trying to trip Oklahoma player
Oklahoma State cheerleader Jarid Atkinson, who tried to trip Oklahoma wide receiver Eric Striker at the end of the game between the schools last weekend, was given a public reprimand by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday. Atkinson has apologized for his …
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Injured Nikola Vucevic Forgets Suit Jacket for Road Trip, Suffers Consequences
If you're wondering where Nikola Vucevic has been during the Orlando Magic's six-game road trip, wonder no longer. He's been hanging out in the locker room while his team goes to war. Such dire consequences await when a professional basketball player …
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How an Icelander's 'Viking journey' helped create a trivia sensation

How an Icelander's 'Viking journey' helped create a trivia sensation
Fridriksson calls these back-and-forth trips his "Viking journeys" and confessed the most important one was a 2012 trip to Los Angeles. Like he'd done with Helgason, Fridriksson cold-called producers at an affiliate of Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF …
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Mastroeni's journey takes a new direction
Fortunately, his journey through life continues, yet another journey is over. Mastroeni, 37, has announced his retirement, ending a 16-year professional career that followed a trip from his Mendoza, Argentina, birthplace to a childhood in Arizona …
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Watch: Honest Trailer For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
Just in time for "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," a look back has arrived for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and it brings forth a reminder of the songs, walking scenes and standing around the first entry in the trilogy brought forth, along …
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White House shares photos from Obama's South Africa trip for Mandela memorial

White House shares photos from Obama's South Africa trip for Mandela memorial
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. President Barack Obama jokes with former President George W. Bush shortly after boarding Air Force One for the trip to South Africa on Dec. 9, 2013. TODAY video: White House releases pics of flight to South Africa.

Flyers end road trip with ugly loss to Blackhawks
CHICAGO – They talked about it being a measuring stick on a 12-day, six-game road trip. Flyers versus the No. 1 team in the NHL – the Blackhawks. And the Flyers got buried at United Center, 7-2 on Wednesday night (see Instant Replay). This was a …
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Bad timing for struggling Lakers with busy trip ahead
"If we're going to be able to be successful during the road trip, we're really going to have to step it up a notch, especially on the defensive end." The Lakers were a mess defensively against the Toronto Raptors and the Suns in consecutive losses. It …
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Best smartphone travel photos announced

Travel island
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Travel island

Best smartphone travel photos announced
(CNN) — Move over, SLR-lugging vacationers — the smartphone snappers are in town. The expensive pro-looking camera equipment that certain travelers wield at every sunset or traditionally dressed person in sight is looking a little redundant. You …
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Forbes Travel Guide's Top Travel Tips
As the holidays creep up and the year comes to an end, the editorial team at Forbes Travel Guide decided to do some reflecting. Traveling is in our job description, so it's only natural that we are experts at everything from packing to picking out …
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Time Travel Not Ruled Out by the Laws of Physics
Backtracking a little bit, in 1991, David Deutsch, a theoretical physicist at Oxford University, came up with a model of time travel and quantum mechanics that resolves various time travel paradoxes that can arise (and which have often been depicted in …
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Mark Twain said 'travel is fatal to prejudice' — and science has proven him right
Traveling to diverse places really does broaden the mind, according to new research published December 5 in Social Psychological and Personality Science. “My coauthors and I are very intrigued by a quote from Mark Twain,” lead researcher Jiyin Cao of …
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Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): Creating John and Cara's jaunt on 'The

Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): Creating John and Cara's jaunt on 'The
In episode 5 of The Tomorrow People's first season, viewers were introduced to a very effective, very sweaty decision-making tool put in place by our favorite evolutionary friends. When John, as leader, refused to let The Tomorrow People go top-side to …
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Jolly jaunt makes holiday bright
More than 1,200 runners and walkers participated in the Special Olympics Massachusetts' annual Jolly Jaunt 5K road and walk, sponsored by The New Balance Foundation, organizers said. Red was the favorite color for many of the jaunters who raced as …
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An Outlaw Country Christmas
By Robert of the Radish | Jaunt: Celebrity Getaways – 6 hours ago. Email 0; Share 0. Like. 0. Tweet. 0. Country music is known for having a strong family values streak. It's wholesome, unapologetically American, and unafraid to show emotion. But there …
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Friends travel together for 20 years

Friends travel together for 20 years
Alto, Ga. (CNN) — The exhaustion of new motherhood forged a friendship — and a travel tradition. After the birth of Laurie Benken's son, Jonathon, she was totally worn out in the way only a new parent can be. When he was 7 months old, two friends in …
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Winter weather snarls travel plans
Washington (CNN) — Big flakes of wet snow and ice snarled travel across the country Tuesday and hit major airline hubs in the Northeast. Some 1,197 flight cancellations were reported across the United States as of 8 p.m. ET, according to the flight …
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