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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 tasting occurred far outside the confines of the dining room of a fine-dining restaurant in […]

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. He ended his walk in the arms of the oldest man and woman on the […]

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 completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the […]

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 looking to someone to do any actual negotiation is asking too much, many people are […]

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 to think of Steve Irwin and you’ll be fine.” Belizean culture, I had discovered, was […]

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 town a few hours drive and world away from the busy capital — a place […]

Travel Guide to India (Part 5): The Himalayas
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Travel Guide to India (Part 5): The Himalayas

In part five (and last) of my video travel guide to India I trek into the Himalayas along the famed Singalila Ridge, a picturesque trail that winds its way between Nepal and India, and through multiple small Himalayan villages. The highlight is the morning sunrise over the third highest mountain […]

Travel Guide To India (Part 2): Bodhgaya
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Travel Guide To India (Part 2): Bodhgaya

In part two of my video travel guide to India I travel to Bodhgaya, one of the most sacred places in all of the Buddhist religion. It was at this location 2,500 years ago that a young Prince Siddhartha sat under a fig tree, meditated and found enlightenment, thus becoming […]

Travel Guide To India (Part One): Calcutta
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Travel Guide To India (Part One): Calcutta

In this video travel guide to India, I begin my travels in India with Calcutta. India had long been on my bucket list of countries to travel to in the world, and in April, 2013, I finally made it there, starting with Calcutta, with no better reason than the fact […]

You Haven’t Experienced A Sunrise Until You’ve Done So In Tikal, Guatemala
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You Haven’t Experienced A Sunrise Until You’ve Done So In Tikal, Guatemala

The only thing more magical than hiking through a jungle in the dark, following a path that must be made of white gravel because it glows faintly in the full moon, is hiking through a jungle in the dark past big black hills — blacker than the sky behind them, […]

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