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Sail of the Century

by Ian Lloyd Neubauer
When the U.S. stole victory from New Zealand at the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay in September after bouncing back from an 8-1 disadvantage, it rekindled interest in the prestigious sailing series that hadn't been seen in decades. It also sparked interest in people wanting to sail America's Cup Class AC72-class hydrofoiling catamaran - multimillion-dollar engineering marvels that levitate above the water on wing-like foils. Such is their ferociousness on the water that crew are required to wear an array of safety gear. They're also required to undertake months of arduous training, have years of sailing experience and be pretty good swimmers in case they end up in the drink.

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Beyond Doorways Travel designs custom travel for individuals, families and small groups. We are certified as a Verified Travel Consultant by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

We are passionate about meaningful, uncommon, out-of-the-ordinary travel experiences. In 2008, we began to ask our friends and colleagues to share their travel stories with us, and with those first stories launched the editorial site. Since then, we've featured stories on micro-enterprise in East Africa; hiking the Camino de Santiago; climbing in the Dolomites; a Greek wedding in Venice; volunteering in Haiti; urban walks in Hong Kong and London; hiking in the Charente-Maritime; Northern Ireland; the waterways of Myanmar; an Indo-Fijian wedding and more.

On Location in Lucca

In fall 2014, Beyond Doorways Travel will be based in Lucca, Italy. This gem of an Italian city is surrounded by massive Renaissance walls and boasts a lively pedestrian center. We'll be sharing stories from Italy later this year. A presto!


Serendipity South of the Border

by Carolyn Clark Beedle
A friend picked me up for the two-hour drive from the airport on the Gulf side, through the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, to Todos Santos, located on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula's Pacific coast. At just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Baja in February is a perfect 80- something degrees, and though the peninsula is mostly desert, there are coastal breezes and a greenbelt caused by local pozas. We arrived at our destination after passing through town, bouncing down the rutted washboard road through the greenbelt and making a counter intuitive left turn to the Las Tunas neighborhood north of town.

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