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Author Archives: Nathan Lake

About Nathan Lake

Nathan is a photographer and writer from the Seattle, Washington area. His background is as diverse as the topics he photographs and writes about. His “careers” have included commercial diver, registered nurse, software designer, and healthcare consultant. He continues to write and work in healthcare while running The Travel Writers and working as a photographer/writer.

Osoyoos, British Columbia

Osoyoos, British Columbia is fast become a wine lover’s destination. Still relatively unknown in the grand scheme of things, the Osoyoos wine industry has grown rapidly in the past 3 years. There are easily 50 vineyards within 25 miles of downtown. Despite the relatively young age of the vines, they are producing some fine wines, … Continue reading »

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Traveling to Marrakech…Stop worrying

I talked to a lot of people as I was traveling on my way to Marrakech. Every one of them expressed concern over my safety. I have now been here two days and I can tell you now… Stop worrying. This is a very easy place to travel in. Most people are friendly. Like most … Continue reading »

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The Path We Choose

Our futures are determined by a never ending procession of choices that are presented to us by life. Each choice, each fork in the road, leads to the next fork, and that to the next fork, and so on, and so on, and so on. With each decision we make, one infinite set of possible … Continue reading »

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Neah Bay – Boats, Eagles, and Quiet

At the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula lies Neah Bay. To quote the website of the Makah tribe,  The Makah Tribe has called the spectacular Neah Bay, Washington area home since time immemorial. If you are expecting casinos and cheap cigarettes, this is not the place to go. If you need fancy hotels … Continue reading »

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Decision Making Part 2 – The Process

When you are traveling, particularly if traveling alone, you will need to make a constant stream of decisions, any one of which can royally screw up your day if you are wrong. What time do I need to leave for the airport? Should I check a bag or try to get by with just a … Continue reading »

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Eating Street Food and Staying Healthy

So, there you are in some out of the way corner of Mexico and your belly is empty. You have been out walking all day, and on the corner is a taco stand that has obviously been sitting there since the days of Poncho Villa. In fact, there is a really good chance that the guy … Continue reading »

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The Hotel Room Bardo – Traveling Alone

There have been times when I traveled alone, for both business and pleasure, and really enjoyed it. There have been times when I have done so and hated every second. When you are lying alone on a king size bed, looking out at the rain and trying to make some kind of plan for the day, you … Continue reading »

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Decision Making Part 1 – Advanced Preparation

Decision making may seem like a strange topic for a travel site, but traveling in today’s world requires a constant stream of rapid, well-reasoned decisions to enjoy your travel and sometimes even to stay out of trouble. For some, it comes easy. For others, not so much. Decision-making is a learned skill and the more … Continue reading »

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Anxious about flying – Consider “Mind Taming”

Anxiety occurs when we lose control of our thoughts and the negative ones begin to take control. A mind out of control is never going to be happy. I am not a therapist, and this article is not going to eliminate your fear of travel or flying, but it might give you some direction for … Continue reading »

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Traveling with “The One”

First, what is The One? Glad you asked. It is very simple. The One is that person that makes you feel as if you are on your “good spot” (READ HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THAT) no matter where you are. Traveling with “the one” is like bringing your good spot with you. Wherever you go with … Continue reading »

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