[caption id="attachment_517" align="alignright" width="225"]Wayna Picchu, Peru Indiana Jones would love this place! Wayna Picchu, Peru. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption] If you’re looking for a good guide book that has travel tips for Peru, Lonely Planet covered the country well. (I’m a big Rick Steves fan, but he sticks to Europe).   If you’re looking for a travel company to take care of everything, contact

[caption id="attachment_513" align="alignright" width="300"]Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo by Helene Segura. Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo by Helene Segura.[/caption] Peru is an amazing country full of contradictions. It is very poor, with shanty towns dotting the landscape and education out of reach for many. Yet it is rich in history and most famous for Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. It is a glorious place to visit, especially if you’re prepared. So, here are my top three survival tips for Peru.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"]Fiesta San Antonio, April 25, 2009. Fiesta San Antonio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] San Antonio has been partying like it’s 1999 since 1891, when a group of citizens decided to celebrate the heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and the Alamo. Fiesta has been occurring every April in San Antonio for over one hundred years. There are multiple events each day, as well as several parades over a ten-day period. Most of these events are

[caption id="attachment_267" align="alignright" width="300"] NCTA at Trinity University[/caption] I was recently invited to attend an event hosted by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at Trinity University in San Antonio since my book, Less Stress for Teachers, was being gifted to the guest teachers visiting from South Korea. During the American portion of the presentation, attendees were given

[caption id="attachment_92" align="alignright" width="225"]Cathedral - Camino de Santiago Camino de Santiago: celebrating the end of our pilgrimage[/caption] We’d heard about the Camino de Santiago many moons ago at a family gathering. Every now and then it would pop up in conversation - someone’s mother or cousin or uncle or grandmother had an amazing experience making the pilgrimage in northern Spain. We decided that we’d celebrate a milestone birthday by finally making the pilgrimage. We researched our options: lug our supplies on our backs and sleep in albergues (pilgrim hostels) along "The Way" or
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