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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

33 Reasons To Visit India
33 Reasons to Visit India

33 Reasons To Visit India

1) Because rush hour here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.  (Calcutta) 2) And no matter what day it is, you’re likely going to see a parade. 3) Because eating fresh isn’t a lifestyle […]

The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert
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The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 11 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. […]

Discovering The Real Morocco In The Souk
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Discovering The Real Morocco In The Souk

The chaotic atmosphere of Marrakesh, Morocco, is like nothing you’re used to. The coolest city in Morocco is unique in its regimented disorder. Horses pulling green carriages mark the roads that the motorcycles and taxis […]

This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like
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This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like

It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, Iran was a widely visited country and an integral part of the “Hippie Trail”, which means your parents are much more likely to […]