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A Trip to Livingston, Guatemala
A Trip to Livingston, Guatemala

On a tiny section of Guatemalan land on the Caribbean coast between Belize and Honduras lies the small village of Livingston. Unlike any other place in Guatemala because More

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Semuc Champey National Park, Guatemala
Semuc Champey National Park, Guatemala

Nestled deep in the Guatemalan jungle is the natural wonder of Semuc Champey. Known to many as the most beautiful place in Guatemala and to others the most More

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Valhalla Finca De Macadamia, Guatemala
Valhalla Finca De Macadamia, Guatemala

A 15-minute cab ride from Antigua in Guatemala takes you to an amazing macadamia farm called Valhalla Finca de Macadamia (Valhalla Macadamia Estate). Run by an eccentric and More

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La Casa Del Mundo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
La Casa Del Mundo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

In Jaibalito, the smallest of all the lakeside villages along Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, is a small tourist hotel called La Casa del Mundo.  Perched on the cliffs More

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The Oregon Coast: Short Sand Beach
The Oregon Coast: Short Sand Beach

The weather looked promising. Rarely does the Oregon coast get days of sunshine in March and the winter months, but the forecast said sun, so we made our More

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Jackson Hole: A Snowboarder’s Paradise
Jackson Hole: A Snowboarder’s Paradise

When the conditions are right at Jackson Hole, there are few places in the world that offer such spectacular skiing and snowboarding. The resort is as extreme as More

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Snowshoeing at Trillium Lake, Oregon
Snowshoeing at Trillium Lake, Oregon

A Day Trip from Portland We woke up on a classically rainy morning in Portland, drank a delicious cup of coffee from Albina Press Coffee in Southeast Portland, More

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Motorcycling and Hitchhiking in Laos
Motorcycling and Hitchhiking in Laos

A Travel Memoir of Self-Transformation through Movement My friend Evan and I entered Laos after taking on a monastic lifestyle for four days at a forest monastery called More

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10 Days in Morocco: Peacocks, Castles, & a Lambs Head
10 Days in Morocco: Peacocks, Castles, & a Lambs Head

Europe to Africa The most brilliant sky I have ever seen was from the deck of a ferry as I traveled between Algeciras, Spain and Tangiers, Morocco. The More

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Salento, a Beautiful Town in Colombia
Salento, a Beautiful Town in Colombia

Salento is a beautiful little town nestled in small hills of Colombia’s coffee region. It is one of the most charming towns in Colombia in one of the More

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Isla Del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Isla Del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Isla Del Sol (Island of the Sun) is located in the southern part of lake Titicaca, a short boat ride from Copacabana, Bolivia. It was believed by the More

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Parque Tayrona, Colombia
Parque Tayrona, Colombia

Parque Tayrona is on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia near the city of Santa Marta and the small fishing town of Taganga. It is home to some of More

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Bolivia: Salar De Uyuni Salt Flats
Bolivia: Salar De Uyuni Salt Flats

The amazing Salar de Uyuni (also called Salar de Tunupa) is located in Southwest Bolivia and is the largest salt flat in the world. With its abstract rock More

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Hiking Colca Canyon, Peru
Hiking Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, is a four to five hour bus ride from Arequipa in southern Peru, and is well worth the More

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Isle of Skye Travel Guide
Isle of Skye Travel Guide

Isle of Skye sightseeing, hiking, directions, cottage rentals, and much More

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Our Kicks on Route 66 - I
Our Kicks on Route 66 - I

Route 66 is the most celebrated highway in the USA. More

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South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips
South Jersey Shore - Visitor Tips

Cape May, The Wildwoods, Avalon and Stone Harbor >>> Frommer’s #1 More

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Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions
Rental Car Tips 101 - Tips, Cautions

These tips give you basic information that every rental car More

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In Loving Memory of Billie Frank

I am so very sorry to report the passing of Billie Frank, whom I loved and whose blog posts were More

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Following the Fred Harvey Trail

Who is Fred Harvey? While today the name probably doesn’t ring a bell, almost 150 years ago the man and More

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My Cheech & Chong Ride & Other Car Rental Risks

Well, I opened the door of my new Alamo rental before driving off its Albuquerque airport lot and was hit More

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Time Tips for Best Peak Season Travel Values

Finding significant travel discounts during peak seasons—best beach weather, best ski conditions, etc.--can be frustrating and not very productive. Nevertheless, More

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Top 7 South African Travel Myths Debunked
Top 7 South African Travel Myths Debunked

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