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Travel with Tessa




A glass of wine and a gourmet meal at The Lava restaurant of the Blue Lagoon. The most relaxing way to unwind and begin our trip. A half-day in the silky, steaming, therapeutic ice-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. I've…

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The Inca Trail – Peru

We rush through our days, our weeks, our lives, to get 'there,' wherever 'there' is, to reach a specific destination or goal. Yet looking back, it seems that it's often the journey that got us 'there,' that is often more…

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The Route From Hue To Hoi-An

We bade farewell to Hue: the iconic Imperial Palace; the Perfume River and the tranquility and pampering of the Pilgrimage Village Resort. It was a crisp November day. The narrow tree lined streets of Hue were aglow in the early…

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From Santa Fe to Taos – New Mexico

On a cloudy Sunday morning, we drove out of Santa Fe heading North on route 285/84. Destination: Breakfast at the Tesuque Village Market. Tesuque is just a twenty minute drive from Santa Fe but feels a world apart. It has…

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Santa Fe – New Mexico

Early November – the air was crisp, not a single cloud drifted across the blue skies, and the trees had not yet shed their halos of autumn leaves. We drove from California through the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert…

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Takayama – Japan

We boarded the bullet train in Tokyo at 8:00 a.m. during the morning rush hour – an intimidating experience for novices. Armies of men and women clad in grey, charcoal, and camel colored suits, walked briskly and purposefully to the…

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