Jason Cochran

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Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Jan

24

2017

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List of National Park units on Twitter (Updated)

Many of the National Park Service streams are often tended by people—experts in their fields—who get excited about nature and history and have a passion for protecting the places held in the public trust. For example, the African Burial Ground (a delightfully active one for such a small site) might share a resource for researching your slave ancestors in Virginia or link to a database that details the machinations of the slave trade. Other feeds may be manned by rangers

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May

4

2015

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Goodbye, Langtang: “And we were lucky to see it.”

Langtang, Nepal: "The Earth is an angry place, really. So much of it is indescribable through words or lenses; its power lies in the ability to dash your life against mighty forces, or to move your soul by means of its nearly celestial gravity."

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Apr

25

2015

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999

Tweet Headlines become real after you have traveled.    I took this photograph in the spring of 1999. To me, it always embodied the spirit of the Nepalese people I met. These scrappy people can hold their own against any lion. This square may be destroyed now, but this spirit will carry them through. 

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Mar

28

2015

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The Stain Runs Deep: Remembering Indiana and the Klan

There is no route to the present except through the past. Indiana's recent history is, in a word, sordid. Its past record of "religious freedom" movements should burn in memory.

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Feb

10

2015

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“But how do you pay for your travels?”

There are steadily tweeting travelers who are quick to count the countries they have seen and flout their upgrades, but who confesses the dollars that made it happen? Sure, we all want to visit Yap and Bhutan, and it's very nice to see that Instagram shot from that Grenada all-inclusive, but be honest: Do I really stand a chance of seeing it, too?

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Jan

14

2015

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‘Cabaret’: The Menace is Fading Because Berlin’s So Cool Now

Tweet The current revival of Cabaret on Broadway is a perfect copy of the revival that opened in 1998. Back then, a mostly unknown actor named Alan Cumming instantly made his career by emerging from darkness to play the Emcee, and Natasha Richardson was his Sally Bowles. The show played in a ruined theatre, the Henry […]

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Aug

11

2014

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Awesome photos of Walt Disney World from the early ’70s

A treasure trove of family snapshots from our visits to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in 1973 and the mid-1970s. The place has changed so much it'll blow your mind.

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Aug

3

2014

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I’m the guest on this week’s Amateur Traveler podcast about Orlando

Tweet The award-winning travel podcast Amateur Traveler invited me to talk about Orlando’s past, present, and future and to share some of my best tips for visiting the theme parks. As usual, I have a lot to say about the place, some of which may ruffle some feathers. It made for an interesting episode. My […]

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May

10

2014

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Highclere Castle, aka Downton, lets me look inside

So I went to Downton Abbey. The people who run it seem to want to call it Highclere Castle. I didn't see any cannon or dragons or battlements, but if they want to call it a castle, I won't argue, because they're rich.

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Jan

7

2014

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Both of my current books are now out!

As of now, my two current Frommer's guides are officially released! One came out in November, and one is just released. For your health's sake, I do not recommend writing two entire 256-page books at once.

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