Archive for June, 2009

Riel World photo – Boston, Massachusetts


Boston, Massachusetts A street lamp in the shadow of the Hancock Tower in Boston’s Back Bay district. If you’d like to see a few more Boston photos, check out my nine-picture photo essay of Boston.

Lifestyle tips for anyone who wants to travel extensively

You want to do some extensive, long-term travel, but you just can’t imagine how to pay for it or manage it all. A couple of weeks ago, I referred you to an article by Nora Dunn on how to travel full time for surprisingly little money. Now we have more advice, this time from Dave Bouskill and Debra […]

10 things every traveler should do

Anyone who enjoys good travel writing has doubt become acquainted with the words of Pico Iyer. He’s written some wonderful books and essays about his journeys around the planet. And now he has penned a piece of travel advice for the website Real Simple. It is, appropriately enough, a simple and elegant listing of 10 things that […]

Riel World photos – Hoi An, Vietnam


Last Monday, I had a post about Old Towns around the world, and one of the districts featured in the Sydney Herald article that I wrote about was in Hoi An, Vietnam. As a follow-up, here are a few photos that I took in Hoi An during my own visit there: The architecture of Hoi […]

The internet and social media have important role in Iranian election

It’s not news anymore that use of the Internet and social media was a key factor in propelling the U.S. presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In fact, Obama was so successful with these tactics, and social media is now so ingrained in the lives of millions of Americans, that it would be inconceivable for a future […]

Cathedrals, monasteries and other sacred destinations

Some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world are religious sites. But you don’t have to be a pilgrim or a spiritual seeker in order to appreciate a sacred place. I’ve recently come across several articles that approach religious tourism from a variety of angles. Take a look. For starters, the world’s most visited religious destinations. […]

Riel World photo – Sedona, Arizona


Sedona, Arizona Wildflowers and red rocks at dawn. If you’d like to see more photos, check out my 10-picture photo essay of the red rocks of Sedona.

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