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Australia’s Failing Economy Boosted by its Tourism Industry

The plight of the Australian dollar has been well documented, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to recover any time soon. Currently it is struggling somewhere south of the 70 cents mark against the US dollar. However, this depreciation of the Australian dollar hasn’t had a detrimental impact on all of its local industries. […]

Getting to Canoa from Quito Quick and Cheap

Planes, buses, and automobiles. One would think a plane is faster than a bus. Not always. Time is relative. For some people driving five hours in an air-conditioned SUV to go to a beach for the weekend seems like an ordeal. For those in Ecuador, five or even seven hours on a bus to get […]

Why South America is One of My Top 5 Places to Go Next

Once you get the international travel bug in your system, it is hard to shake.  That is how it is for me.  In perfect cliche style… I want to see the world.  Before I ever left this country many years ago, I had no idea what a big world I lived in. After you venture […]


Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]