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Sapa, Vietnam - with Erin!  Posted on 03/11/2015
  October 2014 - Sapa, Vietnam   Sapa is a charming mountain town, surrounded by picturesque mountains and rice terraces and the most colorful ethnic minority hill tribes.  Our niece, Erin visit from New York and we took...
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Hanoi with Erin!  Posted on 03/10/2015
  Erin's Asian Adventure Part two - Hanoi         When traveling with us, it's all about the food!  Our first stop with Erin was our favorite little hole in the wall.... REALLY!  Here is...
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Recap 2014 - our most traveled year to date  Posted on 01/22/2015
    We had a wonderful year of travel.  We took 21 trips, visiting 12 different countries.  We added three new countries to our list;  Philippines, Australia, and Timor Leste bringing the total country count...
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Bali: the girls trip - pure fantasticness!  Posted on 01/11/2015
  Ubud, Bali Indonesia October 2014 "a trip of fantasticness"       From the very first restaurant until the last; the tours, the shopping, and the villa... it was all-perfect!  But how could it not...
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Bandung, Indonesia - a mountainside retreat  Posted on 11/11/2014
  Bandung, Indonesia September 2014   Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia.  The earliest reference to the city dates back to 1488.  D had a business trip to Jakarta and Bandung is only 110...
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Hong Kong - a beautiful, modern city  Posted on 09/13/2014
  Hong Kong August 2014       This was our second trip to Hong Kong, the first was in 2003 and it was our very first visit to an Asian country.  Never in a million years would we have thought we were going to...
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Thailand - two beaches and a birthday  Posted on 08/27/2014
July 2014 Happy Birthday to me!     For my birthday, we went to Thailand and hung out on the beaches of Phuket and Khao Lak.  I am not really a beach girl, but living here in Asia has given me a new appreciation as the...
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Thaipusam - an eye opening festival with new friends  Posted on 02/17/2014
  Thaipusam - 2014    Thaipusam is a Hindu festival to celebrate and to give thanks to the Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam (also known as Lord Murugan) son of Lord Siva.  It is a celebration of faith and atonement, of...
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The magazine arrived! We are published!  Posted on 02/12/2014
  A few weeks ago I shared my exciting news... that our blog,  TheXtraSuitcase.com is published in the beautiful magazine Artful Blogging.  I now have a copy of the actual magazine and can share the layout with you.  ...
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