Backpacking​​

The Visa Run Diaries
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The Visa Run Diaries

What would Che say? Perspiring at a rate that suggests total disintegration is imminent, the police officer wiped another sweat globule from his a forehead. “Where are your papers?” he asks. With nostrils floating in […]

10 Things I Pack When Traveling (And 10 Things I Leave At Home)
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10 Things I Pack When Traveling (And 10 Things I Leave At Home)

1) Extra ATM Card with $100 I was this close to being stuck in a sleepy town in Cambodia with little more than a pair of shoes and a passport to my name. The ATM […]

The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip
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The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip

Take one old and, as it turns out, less than reliable Volkwagen Combi. Paint it purple, and make it convertible. Fill it with a motley and changeable crew of South American musos, European backpackers and […]

Getting Off That Darned Beaten Path In Cambodia
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Getting Off That Darned Beaten Path In Cambodia

With prices dropping in the fall and the rainy season letting up in November, now is the time of year travelers start booking those trips to Southeast Asia. And just in time for pre-trip planning, […]

Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan
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Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is […]

Mexican Road Trip: Should You Do it?
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Mexican Road Trip: Should You Do it?

Braving an awesome experience comes with the weight of cost and benefit. To experience a culture — the people, the language, the street food — as authentically as possible is always the goal. Some no […]

Lost In Uruguay
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Lost In Uruguay

A good friend once told me: “Sometimes it’s nice to get a little dirty.” On this rock we call Earth, there are two places that I love: the country and the city. I grew up […]

Searching For Jaguars In Paraguay
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Searching For Jaguars In Paraguay

“Be Careful,” he shouted at me in clearly articulated Spanish as I began to walk towards the glowing green foliage of Cerro Cora National Park. “We’ve seen the jaguar out there three or four times […]

Madre De Dios
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Madre De Dios

The rain sounded different to Cusco rain. Fatter, wetter somehow, the decadent splatter of water on leaf. The drugs had me pinned between an exhausted indifference to whatever may have been crawling through the holes […]

What It’s Like Visiting Neruda’s 3 Houses In Chile
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What It’s Like Visiting Neruda’s 3 Houses In Chile

You can count on seeing an oversized men’s shoe, a life-sized photo of Walt Whitman, and windows shaped like those on a boat when you visit famed poet Pablo Neruda’s three houses, all within the […]



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