Category Archives: Travel

Heading Straight Up Down Under

A Bus Trip Along Australia’s Stuart Hiway Two weeks after crossing Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok, I transversed Australia by bus, slicing the continent up the middle, south to north, from Adelaide to Darwin on the Stuart Highway, named for … Continue reading

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Loot 2016–Global Baubles

Unique Jewelry Designs from Around the World Discovering unique local treasures is one of the many pleasures of travel. Brought home from overseas, handicrafts, implements, ethnic costumes can evoke memories of new cultures and happy times on vacation. For those … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Ought To Tour Turkey

Countrywide Turkish Delights Turkey’s number one treat may be lokum the sugar gel candy flavored with rosewater, orange, cinnamon, or lemon — popularly called “Turkish Delight,” but the nation stretching from the Aegean to the Black sea encompasses beaches, mountains, … Continue reading

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To-Do Dubai

Ten Essentials on a Visit to the Energetic Emirate A contemporary conglomeration of highways and skyscrapers, Dubai essentially emerged from the sand in less than a third of a century and its migrating Bedouin populations left few heritage sites behind. … Continue reading

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Not-to-Miss in Minneapolis

Ten Minnesota Must-Do’s Technically a visit to Minnesota’s principal city includes additional “must” stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there’s plenty to see in Minneapolis and … Continue reading

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A selection of recent articles on Travel, Shelter, Designers, Products and Art by Sharon King Hoge published in a variety of online publications including:

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Coconut Lagoon

Published on Luxury Web Magazine Kumarakom, Kottayam, 686 563 Kerala, India www.cghearth.com Anyone who thinks ecological awareness and luxury are mutually exclusive has a lesson to learn at Coconut Lagoon, a resort in India’s magical province of Kerala.  Just two … Continue reading

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Bauer Il Palazzo Review

If you’re going to overnight in Venice, you might as well stay in a palace right on the Grand Canal. No need for introductions to a noble family — all you have to do is check in at the revived mid-19th-century … Continue reading

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Once in a Lifetime Food Fest

Published in Huffington Post Still Time to Visit EXPO 2015 in Milan Food, one thing everyone in the world has in common, is a logical focus for the universal festival that is EXPO 2015 “Feeding the Planet; Energy for Life.” … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala, Enticements on India’s Exotic Malabar Coast

Published on Huffington Post Enticements on India’s Exotic Malabar Coast Houseboat on a Kerala waterway Once you’re visited iconic India’s “golden triangle” of Jaipur +Delhi + Agra, your next destination should be the country’s exotic southwest Malabar coast. Originally capital … Continue reading

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How to Find Heaven In Ireland

Published on Huffington Post Gazing Overhead on The Wild Atlantic Way For those exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a soothing interlude is a stop at James Turrell’s Sky Garden. Just outside Skibbereen, in West Cork, a few miles below the … Continue reading

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Kentpresents Provocative Topics Summer School Vacation

Published in Huffington Post Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending “vacation” days studying “What Comes Next” at the KentPresents ideas … Continue reading

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Break Away From Business To See The Sights In Guangzhou

Published in Global Traveler Photo: Guangzhou Opera House © Chengxin Xie | Dreamstime.com Despite its reputation as “strictly business,” Guangzhou provides some rare opportunities for sightseeing. Two modern monuments face each other across the Pearl River: the iconic “twist” of the … Continue reading

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Guangzhou Impresses With Elegant Business Venues

Published on Global Traveler Get to the heart of business matters by Sharon King Hoge | September 2015 Photo: Exhibitors at the Canton Fair 2014 © Pindiyath100 Guangzhou has focused on “strictly business” since the city’s early years as the … Continue reading

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Hilton Quebec Review

Capping the bluff over the St. Lawrence at the edge of Old Town, the historic Fairmont Chateau Frontenac may be the iconic hotel of Québec City, but across the city lies another desirable option, the Hilton Quebec. Perched on Parliament … Continue reading

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