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Travel Essays

Parisian Angel

Evenings in Paris

Sometimes places, like people, deserve second chances. From Europe from a Backpack.

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Thailand’s Lost Children

Akha woman in Thailand

Child prostitution: The dark side of tourism in Thailand. From Traveler’s Tales.

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Return to Vienna

Home to Austria

Who says you can’t go home again? From Go World Travel Magazine. Gold winner for “Best Online Travel Writing,” Society of American Travel Writers

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Norway Past and Present

Travel in Norway

Norwegians embrace a rich history with grace and simplicity. From Alaska Airlines Magazine.

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Travel Features

Ghost Sightings at the Tower of London

Ghost Sightings at the Tower of London

Some say that the Tower of London is the most haunted place in Europe.

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Chill Digs: Overnight at Quebec City Ice Hotel

Chill Digs: Overnight at Quebec City Ice Hotel

Where else can you sleep on a bed of ice in a hotel made entirely of snow?

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Sailing in Maine: Windjammer Cruise (with Video)

Sailing vacation in Maine

A 5-day cruise on the Schooner American Eagle offers a unique way to see the coast of Maine. From Go World Travel Magazine

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Making History Fun in Quebec City: New France Festival

Each August, Quebec City holds the New France Festival to celebrate the region's French roots. Photo by Janna Graber

Each August, Quebec City holds the New France Festival to celebrate the region’s French roots.

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Profiles

The Longest Way Home: Interview with Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy in Costa Rica

Janna Graber catches up with actor Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new book, “The Longest Way Home.”

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Ken Watanabe: From Samurai Warrior to Romantic Lead

Ken Watanabe

Though he’s best-known his portrayal of samurai leader Katsumoto in The Last Samurai, Ken Watanabe has a softer side.

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Native American Actress Irene Bedard

Irene Bedard

Actress brings beauty and talent, as well as a strong sense of heritage to her roles. From Cowboys & Indians Magazine.

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Keeping Up with Yao Ming

The world’s best-known basketball player, Yao Ming, is a busy guy on and off the court. Janna Graber catches up with Yao after the Athens Olympics. From Nihao Magazine.

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Travel Videos

Kansas Yellow Brick Road Trips

Kansas Yellow Brick Road Trips

This 11-video series travels through the prairies and small towns of Kansas to urban Kansas City.

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Estrella del Mar, Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan segment on “Great Escapes,” a travel show for Frontier Airlines’ In-Flight TV Network

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Sailing in Maine: Windjammer Cruise (with Video)

Sailing vacation in Maine

A 5-day cruise on the Schooner American Eagle offers a unique way to see the coast of Maine. From Go World Travel Magazine

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Great Escapes: Colorado Dude Ranches

Saddle up! Take a tour of some of Colorado’s top dude and guest ranches. Written, produced and hosted by Janna Graber for Frontier Airlines’ in-flight TV network.

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News Features

Hope for Haiti

Hope for Haiti

Although Haiti is a Caribbean island, everyday life here is far from a tropical paradise. But several women’s groups have been working to improve life in Haiti. From The Chicago Tribune.

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The Day They Can Never Forget

Three personal stories of Columbine survivors. From Redbook Magazine.

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Former Princes Works to Help Refugees from Burma

A former princess from Burma works to help those still caught in the country’s turmoil. From The Chicago Tribune

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Colorado Divorce Law Puts Children First

Colorado law aims to reduce conflict between divorcing parents and to put the needs of the children first. From The Chicago Tribune

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Other Recent Work

Travel Blog: Why Travel Matters

Wish you were here travel postcard

Follow Janna’s travel adventures in her blog “Why Travel Matters.”

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Taming the Editor on My Shoulders

Editing your work is a necessity, but over-editing can hinder your writing. From Bylines Magazine.

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