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Northwest Rambles

explore — discover — ramble

We travel often, always in search of adventures off the beaten track, obscure corners of the world, and often overlooked destinations.

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Finding Peace in Buddha’s Tooth

Finding Peace in Buddha’s Tooth

We ducked into the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore to get out of the torrential tropical downpour. Well, that and because my husband is a dentist. How can you pass up a museum dedicated to a tooth when traveling with a dentist? The museum claims to...

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International Driver’s Permit — Do I Really Need One?

International Driver’s Permit — Do I Really Need One?

In preparing for our RTW trip, I decided to get an international driver’s permit. In all my research, an IDP was mentioned over and over as being important to have, although no one went into any great detail. Getting an IDP made me think I was like a secret agent and...

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Guam Watering Holes

Guam Watering Holes

When you think of tropical destinations, is Guam on your list of must-see places? Most people, if they have even heard of Guam, know it as a U.S. Territory that is home to both a U.S. Air Force and a U.S. Navy base. Or it’s a place to go for hard-core scuba divers –...

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Beautiful Bagan, Myanmar

Beautiful Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar, is one of the most picturesque places I have ever seen. Around every bend is another temple — maybe large with several levels, maybe small with only one or two levels, sometimes flocked with tourists, sometimes without another soul in sight. You...

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10 Favorite Places Around the World… So Far

10 Favorite Places Around the World… So Far

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar Nyaung Shwe is, by far, one of my favorite places on this planet. The people...

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