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Entries by Patty Hodapp

2,507 Feet Above Ireland: A St. Paddy's Climb up Croagh Patrick

(5) Comments | Posted March 17, 2011 | 10:28 AM


Dirty snow and chunks of wet mud wedged under my fingernails. I clawed and scrambled up the near-vertical slope on Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo, Ireland. At 2,400 feet from the ground, I climbed as much with my hands as I did...

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Mumbai Real Estate: Chaos or Control (a Westerner's Guide to Understanding Land Limitations in India)

(2) Comments | Posted February 26, 2011 | 3:23 PM


By Patty Hodapp

In Mumbai, a grid of honking taxis, rickshas and bikes clogs the streets. It's the most crowded city in India, swollen with bustling masses of people gyrating to the metropolitan rhythm of the city. In 1975, Mumbai's population...

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5 Myths About Solo Travel

(18) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 11:10 AM

To enjoy solo travel, you don't have to bury yourself in an Indian Ashram or get fat off Italian gelato like Liz Gilbert did. Sigh of relief.

Wherever you go, traveling solo is the ultimate self-indulgence. You absorb new surroundings unfiltered by the tastes, prejudices, and charisma of travel...

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Dying to Quit Your Job To Travel? Well, What's Stopping You?

(5) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Plenty of us have considered, even fantasized, about giving our dreary cubicle existence the mental middle finger, tossing our PDAs into the nearest body of water (flushable or otherwise) and hopping the next flight to Fiji -- but few of us rarely take that leap. Sure, pesky little things like...

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