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Rachel Dickinson writes travel pieces for many publications including The Atlantic and percpetivetravel.com. In her latest book, Falconer on the Edge: a man, his birds, and the vanishing landscape of the American West , she followed a hardcore falconer through a hunting season in Wyoming.

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Anne of Green Gables and Godzilla -- the Japanese love them both

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:48 PM

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Prince Edward Island National Park

Last month I drove to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from my home in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. After 1300 miles, give or take, and a white-knuckle drive over the 13 kilometer bridge...

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Adventure Travel And The Urge To Get Closer To The Edge (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 6:00 AM

I went to the Grand Canyon expecting a blizzard but found two idiots instead. The weather forecast was terrible -- snow, wind gusts, and well-below freezing temperatures -- a great time to visit the canyon, I thought. Because travel is what it is, my plane from the east coast was...

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Marveling At The Wonders Of The Lamborghini Factory (PHOTOS)

(49) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 7:00 AM

The Lamborghini factory sits between Bologna and Modena, surrounded by narrow country roads. I know because I test-drove two Lamborghinis on those roads.

It's not fair, you're thinking. And you're right. I don't give a damn about cars. I feel I've made it in the world because I own a...

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8 Adventures In The Falklands (PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Visiting the Falklands is all about taking in the wildlife. On the surface, this seemingly barren archipelago in the South Atlantic, 300 miles east of the tip of South America, is a cross between Scotland's Outer Hebrides and the rocky interior of Iceland. But then you add five species of...

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A Journey Into War On The Falkland Islands (PHOTOS)

(36) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Patrick Watts collected me from Bennett House, my B&B in Stanley, and drove me out of town, past the Government House and the site of the old barracks, the first two places attacked by the Argentinians when they invaded thirty years ago. The more I got to know Stanley --...

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Touring The USS Alabama, WWII's Lucky A

(11) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 7:10 AM

I stood on the deck of the USS Alabama and scanned the water with my binoculars. Coots, grebe, brown pelican, gulls -- the usual suspects. I glanced to my right and saw "lead - dammit - lead" stenciled on the gray metal plates holding the anti-aircraft guns in place. Good...

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Underneath Wales: Between Some Rocks And A Historic Place (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 7:50 AM

We drove south along winding roads and watched as the landscape changed from large sweeping vistas down glacial valleys filled with slate-roofed stone buildings to a topography resembling the coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Welsh differences: the narrowness of the roads, the little villages and, of course, the sheep.

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Biking Around Potsdam (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 3:06 PM

On a cool, misty Fourth of July my daughter and I took the train from Braunschweig to Potsdam to meet Kevin Kennedy our guide for a four-hour bike ride through the city. Although I was yearning for a picnic with hotdogs and burgers, we settled for a break from typical...

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Terminal Velocity: Stranded By Hurricane Hysteria

(14) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 10:18 AM

By yesterday afternoon I was to be in Sept-Iles, Quebec, one of those you-can't-get-there-from-here kind of places. By this morning I should have been out on the cold, wild water at the mouth of the St. Lawrence looking for whales. Instead, I'm at home, exactly where I should have stayed.

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Yearning for Green? Think Ireland

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 2:52 PM

Thinking about St. Patrick's Day makes me think of what a great time of year this is to visit Ireland. Last year, right around now, I was heading to Adare, a lovely little Irish village in County Limerick about half an hour's drive south of Shannon Airport. Arriving...

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Tibet Before the Train (PHOTOS)

(33) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 1:48 PM

Lhasa is a city of contradictions. While this is Tibet's holiest city -- home to Jokhang Temple, which houses a 2,500-year-old statue of the Buddha that was carved during his lifetime, and the Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas...

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Into Hopi Country

(3) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 3:16 PM

Evelyn Fredericks, our Hopi guide, is a small, energetic woman who walks like a New Yorker on her way to a meeting as she leads our little group on a tour of a remote canyon with fantastically shaped rock formations. As we gawked at the rocks (which reminded...

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