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HI Travel Tales was born from the passion for travel, the desire to seek out adventures of all kinds, and an eagerness to share everything. Whether those adventurous undertakings are in big cities or small villages, in a mountain wilderness, or on an ocean, they stem from an avid curiosity about people and places. Founders Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian and their team use words, art and photography to take you where they’ve been and hope you’ll enjoy the adventure too.
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Travelers don't see differences

Teddy Bear Wisdom — Travel is fatal to prejudice

JoJo knows from experience that travel is fatal to prejudice because travel gives life to new friendships that are never based on skin color, birthplace, language, religion, or sexual orientation — in other words, senseless fears of differences.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime,” wrote Mark Twain..

As JoJo learned with this chipmunk, friendships are forged by seeing possibility and by welcoming new ideas and putting aside senseless fears.  One of JoJo’s favorite quotes is from Shirley MacLaine, “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”

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Teddy Bear Wisdom: Travel with your best friend

Teddy Bear Wisdom -- travel with your best friend When best friends travel together, it is often called the truest test of friendship. However, travel with your best friend can reveal the warts in a friendship. These unappealing sides may not have been so evident at...

Travel is fatal to prejudice and gives life to new friendships

Teddy Bear Wisdom -- Travel is fatal to prejudice JoJo knows from experience that travel is fatal to prejudice because travel gives life to new friendships that are never based on skin color, birthplace, language, religion, or sexual orientation -- in other words,...

Love is Traveling Together

Teddy Bear Wisdom -- Traveling Together For Charlotte and FoxFury, the adventure of traveling together and the wonder and joy of seeing new places, meeting new people, and learning new things is the ultimate expression of love. “I have found out that there ain’t no...

Mukluk experienced his first snowfall and first snow angel

Teddy Bear Wisdom - Always Time To Make A First Snow Angel Hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains near the towns of Portola and Graeagle just north of Lake Tahoe in California, Mukluk encountered his very first snowfall and of course had only one thought -- he had to...