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Here Are Five Way To Do Patagonia’s Torres Del Paine On The Cheap
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Here Are Five Way To Do Patagonia’s Torres Del Paine On The Cheap

Going on a multi-day trek through Patagonia is on a lot of people’s bucket list. Who doesn’t want to visit the Straights of Magellan, Patagonia and some of the most photogenic landscapes in the world? […]

Want To Learn How To Be A Real Traveler In Thailand?
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Want To Learn How To Be A Real Traveler In Thailand?

You’re almost there. You’ve booked your ticket, bought your guidebook and packed everything in your bags to last you through the several weeks of vacation you’re planning to have in Thailand. Everybody in your social […]

When A Lost Guatemalan Taught Me To Walk On Water
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When A Lost Guatemalan Taught Me To Walk On Water

It has been three years since I last saw Loch. We parted on a train somewhere under London, thousands of miles away from the town in Guatemala where we had first met. As the tube […]

My Discovery Of Eden In Semuc Champey, Guatemala
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My Discovery Of Eden In Semuc Champey, Guatemala

I’m riding in the back of an open truck that must have served to transport cattle at some point, but on this occasion, it is taking me from the town of Lanquín to the secluded […]

Facing The Feces Factor: Tasting My First Cup Of Kopi Luwak Coffee
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Facing The Feces Factor: Tasting My First Cup Of Kopi Luwak Coffee

My first cup of Kopi Luwak coffee, sometimes better known as “cat poo coffee” or the rarest beverage in the world, was a memorable introduction into the highly envious world of extreme luxury, though this […]

Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm
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Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm

The man walked blindfolded between our outstretched fingers as we caressed him with leaves and feathers. Other hands reached out to caress or hold him. “You are loved,” someone whispered. “I love you,” echoed another. […]

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”
6 Questions For The Girl From The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer at all this week, chances are you’ve come across  “The craziest OkCupid date ever,” the highly click-worthy article that was published by Salon on Monday, and which has since gone […]

6 Haggling Tips For People Too Nice To Haggle
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6 Haggling Tips For People Too Nice To Haggle

1) Get to Know Someone Getting to know locals is always a good idea in general. Personal connections are an important part of travel, often leading to the most memorable and unexpected travel experiences. Although […]

The Shark Whisperer Of Belize
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The Shark Whisperer Of Belize

“What do you mean, he’s the Shark Whisperer?” The bartender grinned slyly as he handed me a halved coconut brimming with rum punch. “I won’t give it away. You’ll see for yourself. Just try not […]

Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism
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Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism

Stories can be told from limitless angles of perspective. So let’s begin this tale from the viewpoint of a Salvadorian family living in a small, rural village. It is a sunshiny day in a one-goat […]



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