Mary Keener Travel Articles

 
Something New Every Time – Vancouver, Seattle, Canada, USA
Something New Every Time  – Vancouver, Seattle, Canada, USA The second, third, fourth and more visits to certain cities bring new discoveries, more views and another focus. Henry Miller's quote about a new way of seeing things was brought home directly to Mary Keener on this last trip.
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Book Review: Japanland by Karin Miuller – Japan Asia
Book Review: Japanland by Karin Miuller – Japan Asia Mary Keener recommends Japanland, subtitle A Year in Search of Wa, dedicated to the people of Japan, as a read for those seeking laughter, understanding and knowledge about this small island
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Book Review: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott – Belize, Central America
Book Review: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott – Belize, Central America Not much has been written about Belize. Mary Keener found this book not only welcomed, needed and informative, but also spellbinding.
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Arizona’s Draw: Climate and Imagery – USA
Arizona’s Draw: Climate and Imagery – USA Mary Keener had a mental picture of Arizona that differed sharply from what she saw.
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Book Review: Travelers’ Tales China, edited by Sean O’Reilly, James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger – Asia
Book Review: Travelers’ Tales China, edited by Sean O’Reilly, James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger – Asia Mary Keener reviews a book on China that draws you into its culture and people - one story at a time.
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Book Review: cool creatures, hot planet: exploring the seven continents by Marty Essen – Around the World
Book Review:  cool creatures, hot planet: exploring the seven continents by Marty Essen – Around the World Marty Essen's seven-continent exploration to find wildlife will make you laugh, chuckle, become sad, upset and frustrated - right along with him.
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Book Review: Hike your own Hike
Book Review: Hike your own Hike Francis Tapon is a public speaker, consultant and life coach. He is donating 50% of his book royalty to the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide.
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How Do I Get To… – Kakegawa, Japan, Asia
Follow Mary Keener as she gives tips on how to find a place, a store, whatever, in Japan.

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Around the Bloc
Around the Bloc Around The Bloc Around The Bloc is not for the faint-hearted, romantic, dreamy traveler who wants to experience a culture without too much discomfort. But it is for the true explorer, the adventurer who relishes assimilating into a way of life by living in and with the people. Ms. Griest’s bloc focuses on three communist […]
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The Mindful Traveler
The Mindful Traveler The Mindful Traveler The Mindful Traveler (my italics) is the attentive traveler, the traveler who is interested in depth and meaning. The author provides a method to achieve this level. Through journalizing, visualization exercises and other means, he points a way to enhance your travel for focus, clarity and even passion. But if you just […]
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