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  • 10

    Symbiostock - How to Create Your Own Photography Selling Site

    3 months ago

    Symbiostock is an open source collaboration among photographers and web developers that allows artists to present their work how they'd like at prices they set, keeping 100% of the sales

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    Best Travel Books About India

    3 months ago

    India is so diverse and challenging to a first time (or even repeat) traveler that you can never be too prepared for your exerience. Here are some of our recommended travel books and guides that can help you get...

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    How to Submit Your Photography to Microstock Agencies

    3 months ago

    Microstock photography is a viable income source for photographers who understand how the system works. One of the first hurdles facing newcomers is that there are no standards for editing and submitting images.

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    Acadia - the Paths Less Traveled

    3 months ago

    Acadia and Mount Rainier are the 2 most visited National Parks in the United States. Both are close to major metropolitan areas, but also provide 2 very different ecological settings: volcanic mountain versus sea...

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    Vacation Phone Scams and the National Do Not Call List

    20 months ago

    if you own a timeshare - be prepared for scams. Recently we've been receiving several unsolicited calls a week even though we've been registered with the National Do Not Call list since 2003!

  • 0

    End of the American Century

    5 months ago

    The United States has already reached its apogee and the only question remaining is how steep the decline will be. By most common standards the US slips further behind - whether health care, education, productivity per...

  • 6

    Do All Scientists Believe in Evolution?

    3 months ago

    It's sad, but true, that there are a number of non-biology scientists who are ignorant about modern biology, and who take a creationist view. But just as biologists are not quantum mechanics, physicists are not...

  • 1

    Goats do Roam - an Olympic National Park encounter

    3 months ago

    All went well until on the descent we saw a group of mountain goats examining our packs -

  • 2

    Why aren't there restaurants that will cook up any recipe you bring in?

    3 months ago

    it would be a nightmare to organize a kitchen that doesn't know what it will be cooking that night

  • 2

    How Best to Promote Your Art and Photography

    3 months ago

    There are many ways to create websites now - many internet providers give free website creation, domain and storage. One the more popular is Google . It's an online site creation tool toeasily create websites, even for...

  • 0

    Travel to Go / Traveltogo scam and complaints

    21 months ago

    I admit it - we've been scammed. After over 40 years of travel, leading my own treks and tours, visiting dozens of countries, mostly doing our own planning, we've still succumbed to a travel scam. My hope in this and...

  • 3

    Exploring Famous Landmarks of Rajasthan in India

    3 months ago

    Rajasthan is one of the most visited areas of India and it well deserves its reputation. The Golden Triangle circuit tour indcludes Delhi, Agra [Taj Mahal] and jaipur, but that barely touches Rajasthan. You need several...

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    Famous people in the Renaissance - Florence and the Plot Against the Medici

    5 months ago

    Centered on the conspiracy in 1478 to kill the Medici brothers Guiliano and Lorenzo, and to take control of Florence, Martines provides a fascinating look into the politics of Renaissance Italy.

  • 0

    Famous Quotes from Shakespeare

    3 months ago

    Shakespeare is our source for many common quaotations, and he also invented many words or phrases. here are some of my favorites

  • 1

    Walking Through History in Turkey - Chimera , Olympos, and Termessos

    3 months ago

    We travel back to the mythic past today, from Ulupinar, over coastal mountain ridges, then descend to the mysterious flames that sprout from the rocks. Myths say that this ancient site is where the hero Bellerophon...

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    Best of Turkey Hikes - Hiking in Cappadocia

    5 months ago

    The usual tourist circuit in Cappadocia visits the triangle formed by Goreme, Avandos and Urgup, but just of this well beaten path there are beautiful, yet easy day hikes and walks that let you explore the tufa...

  • 0

    Best Chinese and Other Asian Recipes

    3 months ago

    Asian cuisine is probably the most varied in the world, especially if you include Indian. From mild Mandarin to hot and spicy Hunan and Szechuan, you'll find something to your taste. And then you can explore the...

  • 0

    Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolo Books

    3 months ago

    These are among my top recommendations on many levels - for complex plotting and fascinating characters; for historical interest and accuracy, and for pure escapist fun. Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles & Niccolo...

  • 0

    Life's Dominion -

    5 months ago

    Not light reading or a polemic, but rather a carefully and closely reasoned investigation of how one comes to decisions about matters involving the taking of life, with particular emphasis on doing so under the US...

  • 1

    Best Recipes from Turkey and the Middle East

    5 months ago

    Turkish and Middle Eastern food is varied and influenced from east and west creating tasty fusions.

  • 1

    Quick and Tasty Eggplant Recipes

    5 months ago

    Eggplant is one of the tastiest and versatile vegetables, but many people underappreciate it. It's used in European, Middle Eastern , Chinese and Indian cuisines

  • 6

    Full Moon Myths Unveiled

    3 months ago

    Among the myths that just won't go away is the one that the full moon exerts effects on people - that crimes increase, babies all decide to emerge, women's menses sycn with it, psch wards go on hyderdrive, etc, etc, etc.

  • 0

    Walking Through History in Turkey - Xanthos on the Lycian Way

    3 months ago

    ... no temptation should ever persuade one, anywhere in the Levant, to try to do more than one thing in one day...

  • 0

    Ancient Astronomy in Beijing China

    5 months ago

    In the middle of modern Beijing a medieval masterwork holds its own. It's been renamed Beijing Ancient Observatory and is on the southwest side of Jianguomen crossroad in Dongcheng District of Beijing

  • 0

    Dragons of China

    5 months ago

    All creatures shown here were captured during our 1985 and 2001 expeditions. Note that Chinese dragons tend to have 4 feet and no wings [though like Superman, they manage to fly without wings], unlike European...

  • 3

    Quick Mexican Tuna Recipes

    2 years ago

    Quick and tasty ideas for canned tuna with a Mexican flair.

  • 2

    How to Create a Google Gadget That Displays an Online Photo album

    2 years ago

    The gadget displays an image and transports the user to a photo album from which they can choose the images they'd like to add to their webpages.

  • 0

    Bird Watching in Turkey

    3 months ago

    We rose early the next morning for a dawn boat tour to view birds. Started at 6 am for what was billed as a 3 hour ride in the same cramped jeep as yesterday, now finding even bumpier roads, or sometrimes just taking...

  • 2

    Tips for Travel in Peru

    5 months ago

    I've been on treks to Peru twice - first time in 1979, and travel about the country was fairly primitive. Our trip in 2008 was much easier. Rather than having to use letters & telex, it's easy to set up your trip...

  • 3

    Tips for Travel to Mexico City

    5 months ago

    Despite its reputation as a huge sprawling, polluted city, Mexico City is one of our favorite urban stays. It's well worth several days spent exploring its world famous, outdoor markets, great walking, fresh &...

  • 2

    Christian Art in Turkey - hiking the ihlara valley

    3 months ago

    The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. There are trails on both sides of the creek, but not particularly well marked.

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    Christian Art in Turkey - Cappadocia & The Goreme Museum

    3 months ago

    Cappadocia has been an important area for Christian Art for hundreds of years . The terrain is well suited to defense, with cave dwellings and underground cities easily carved from the volcanic tufa. This

  • 3

    Can you make money from your photography?

    3 months ago

    Especially since digital cameras have become so easy to use, it seems everyone daydreams about selling their...

  • 0

    Best Dinosaur Museums in the World

    5 months ago

    There are amazing dinosaur collections at many universities and museums; here are some of my favorites we've visited around the world

  • 0

    In Search of Islamic Feminism

    5 months ago

    A superb book, describing the author's travels to several Islamic countries emphasizing the role of women in each country. In her discussions with local women, she explores the various images of women, in those...

  • 0

    Best History Book Reviews

    6 months ago

    Book reviews, maps, games, links and photos about history

  • 1

    Gettysburg and the Civil War - the Newt Gingrich Trilogy

    3 months ago

    Newt Gingrich presents an alternative history of the Civil War that stands comparison to the excellent Killer Angels trilogy by the Shaaras.

  • 7

    Adam and Eve - a fictional Love Story

    5 months ago

    There were never just 2 people in the world - that would have taken an act of creation, and would violate everything we know about science. The significance of this particular myth is an entirely different question.

  • 0

    Mexico City - Exploring the Zocalo - Independence Day

    6 months ago

    Despite its reputation as huge smoggy sprawl, Mexico City is well worth a visit of several days - exploring world famous museums, outdoor markets, great walking, easy access to outskirts by metro.

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    Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

    3 months ago

    I find it hard to imagine two more fascinating cities than Venice and Varanasi. New York, Paris, Prague, Mexico City all...

  • 0

    Best Downhill Ski Areas in North America

    6 months ago

    Some quick reflections on our favorite ski areas in North America.  We most enjoy off piste or tree skiing, moguls optional.   Cruisers are great for warm-ups or late...

  • 0

    Shakespeare Maps for the Roman & Greek Plays

    14 months ago

     A companion to Shakespeare's Plays, these hubs display the scenes of each place, their modern location, and a link to a Google map that shows the path of the play's action

  • 0

    Chilaquiles the Mexican Breakfast or Brunch Favorite Recipe

    5 months ago

    Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican breakfast or brunch menu item. Stale corn tortillas are torn in quarters and usually fried. . Green or red salsa or mole, is poured over the crispy tortilla triangles.

  • 2

    Civil War Trivia Game and Other Fun History Resources

    3 months ago

    Did Antietam come before or after Gettysburg? In what state did the battle of Manassas take place? In which battle did 800 Cherokees take part? Civil War online Trivia is challenging for any ability or knowledge...

  • 0

    Darshan at Tirupati in South India

    6 months ago

    Darshan means seeing , especially in the religious sense experienced in the presence of a god, often at a tirtha, or sacred crossing between worlds. These are not idols - through the image, the deity presents itself and...

  • 0

    On the Greek Island of Crete on 9 11 2001

    3 months ago

    We were on the Greek island of Crete on 9/11/2001, a week into a 3 week trip to Greece & Turkey. These notes are from my journal. It was a beautiful fall day. We'd driven, thru rugged but spectacular...

  • 2

    How the Renaissance contributed to the scientific revolution

    16 months ago

    The re-birth of learning during the Renaissance had many unintended consequences

  • 3

    Famous Landmarks of India - Why Does India Fascinate

    6 months ago

    Famous Landmarks of India -- India is sprawling in both its history and religious / cultural diversity,so choosing a subset of its most famous landmarks is difficult if not impossible. But the following are some of our...

  • 0

    Hunan Ginger pepper Pork Spareribs

    3 months ago

    The central provinces of China produce fiery and tasty dishes. The special ground szechuan peppers provide a unique taste that is only partially mimicked by ordinary black pepper.

  • 0

    Hiking in Turkey - Selge and Aspendos

    5 months ago

    Turkey offers many day hikes that combine moderate exertion with a journey into the past. We hiked along mountain paths that include parts of Roman construction once used in the Silk Road traffic.

  • 0

    Beef Short Ribs with Pepper & Black Beans

    3 months ago

    Tasty beef short ribs with bright green broccoli An easy to make dish, once you've found the ingredients in an Asian grocery or specialty shop.

  • 1

    National Geographic Maps of Bible History, Ancient Civilization and the Near East

    2 years ago

    These are great for home schooling or other education uses, as posters, or for those who just enjoy a well-designed map. Here's a list of Bible History, Africa and Middle East related 'maps' from the last 60 years and...

  • 0

    Corn Tikkis

    3 months ago

    Corn tikkis are an Indian version of veggie burgers.

  • 2

    How to Cook Fresh Vegetables using Microwave Cooking

    3 months ago

    The microwave is underused for cooking from scratch. Anything that can be steamed, blanched or boiled, can be prepared faster and probably better in a microwave is an easy, quick and tasty way to cook vegetables. I'll...

  • 0

    Turkish Kielbasa and Mushrooms

    3 months ago

    You won't find this dish in Turkey, but it was inspired by Turkish cooking.

  • 0

    Melanzane Arrostite - Roasted Eggplant and Pepper salad

    3 months ago

    A delicious antipasto, salad or side dish. Easy to make, and can be prepared the day before.

  • 0

    Murgh Dopiaza - Indian Chicken curry with 2 onions

    3 months ago

    My version of a classic Indian dish was a finalist in the annual Newman's Own recipe contest and earned $10,000 for Amnesty International and a trip to New York to meet Paul Newman and friends.

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    Tips for Travel in India

    3 months ago

    After more than 2500 years, much of the indigenous culture remains same in temples and much of daily life outside the cities. You see it with the casual religiosity of the guides, ganesha on dashboards of...

  • 0

    Wild Mushrooms and Asian Noodles

    3 months ago

    The Pacific Northwest offers many varieties of wild edible mushrooms in both spring and fall. Often they can be found right on the edge of hiking trails. The key to cooking with these delicious fungi is to minimize...

  • 0

    How to Select a Travel Guide

    5 months ago

     It was a lot easier 20-30 years ago when travel book choices for the more exotic destinations were  limited. You went to the bookstore and hoped there might be ONE book about your destination. Now there are...

  • 0

    Best Books About Venice

    3 months ago

    Nobody arrives in Venice and sees the city for the first time. Depicted and described so often that its image has become part of the European collective consciousness, Venice can initially create the slightly...

  • 1

    Tips for Travel in Turkey

    5 months ago

    We've made over 6 trips to Turkey over the past 10 years, and have seen much of the country, but we've still got a lot to see and do. Some of the suggestions below are more specific to our springtime hiking trips.

  • 2

    Storing your excess vegetable harvest without canning

    3 months ago

    Growing your own vegetables is fun, tasty, aerobic and green, but nature doesn’t play by the same rules humans do in preparing a daily menu. So most of us face an overabundance of produce at various times. Here...

  • 0

    Exploring the Dardanelles - From Troy to Gallipoli

    3 months ago

    The Dardanelles has been a strategic water route and an object of conquest throughout history. The city of Troy was placed strategically to dominate the straits, the site for Homer’s epic tales.

  • 7

    Ancient Temples on the Beach - Puri, India

    3 months ago

    India is a fascinating and exotic travel destination, but most visitors never discover just HOW exotic it can be. Package tours cover Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal and other well known areas, but the eastern state of Orissa...

  • 7

    What to do in Newport Oregon

    6 months ago

    Newport boasts beautiful beaches and rock formations to its north and south, rivaling the better known coast of California near Monterrey and Big Sur. Several lighthouses such as Yaquina Head dot the often foggy...

  • 2

    How to Bargain in a Bazaar or Souk

    19 months ago

    Don't expect to buy a camel for donkey prices -- American travelers often are hesitant to plunge into a foreign bazaar and start to haggle with the sellers.  But this is the naural and expected way of doing...

  • 0

    The Soul of Battle From Ancient Times to the Present Day

    3 months ago

    Jumping back and forth while discussing each leader in historical context, Hanson shows that these seemingly different men are very similar. They all fought in ideological wars to overthrow slave or apartheid systems...

  • 0

    Shopping for Spices in Turkey and other Countries

    5 months ago

    Spices make excellent souvenirs for many trips- for yourself oryour friends. They're light, reasonably priced and literally import the exotic flavors of your trip.

  • 2

    Mani Rimdu Festival, Thyangboche Monastery Nepal Himalaya

    6 months ago

    We'd arrived several days earlier for the Mani Rimdu fall dance festival. We were starting our 5th week of trekking. Nowadays many people fly to Namche Bazaar and hike to Thyangboche in a day or two.

  • 0

    Touring Athens and the Greek Islands

    3 months ago

    Many people visit Greece & Turkey on the same trip. This hub describes the Greek portion of a 3 week trip we designed and includes Athens, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes.

  • 2

    Thanksgiving leftovers - Turkey Picadillo Tacos

    5 months ago

    Tasty any time, but especially handy when you try to decide what to do with leftovers of Tanksgiving turkey. Here's a great way to use leftover turkey - or substitute any other ground meat.

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    On Tuesday in India Visit The Hindu Shaman

    3 months ago

    Several times a week, in a small isolated village ouside Puri in the Indian state of Orissa, Hindu shaman priests provoke a trance state by means of hallucinogens. They emerge from the sanctum sanctorum of a small Shiva...

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