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Crossing Barriers in Israel with Green Olive Tours

Fred Schlomka is idiosyncratic enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised when our interview by email, between the U.S. and Israel, morphed into a personal meeting in Minneapolis. And even less surprising, now that I think about it, was that we met at a bike shop, The Hub in Dinkytown to be precise, a favorite […]

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A line-up of Harley's at Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park, not far from the annual Sturgis Rally.

Sisterhood of the World Travel Bloggers

The tables have turned. I enjoy interviewing other travelers, especially women travel bloggers, and publish these conversations regularly on Travel Past 50 Interviews. But lately, a pyramid scheme of interviews has been creeping up. As part of the mysterious Sisterhood of World Travel Bloggers, I was invited by Suzanne Fluhr of Boomeresque (one of the […]

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McNomads Peter and Tracy McDermott and their credo: Why Stay Home If You Can Roam?

Peter and Tracy McDermott: Roaming Retirees

We were introduced to Peter and Tracy McDermott through a mutual acquaintance, and suddenly the four of us were meeting for dinner in Copenhagen. That was in April 2014, when Tracy and Peter were just embarking on their extended travels, and we were making our first forays into Scandinavia. Now, with more than a year […]

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Travel Education Talon Windwalker

Talon Windwalker Plus One: Travel Education

Most travel bloggers will have heard of Talon Windwalker long before this. Apart from traveling and blogging, he’s father to his almost-13-year-old traveling companion, Tigger, and an all ‘round über active guy. Just having followed him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram (all linked below), I know that he is an ultra runner, snowshoer, […]

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Not your Mama's style anymore.

True Stories from a Flight Attendant

Travel Past 50 asked career flight attendant, Ann O’Brien Berle, for her perspective on flying, passengers, and changes in the business of air travel. Here are her remarks, barely edited. “I have been a flight attendant for 35 years, managing to survive four mergers. I began with Southern Airlines, then Republic, then Hughes Airwest came […]

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