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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 […]

Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz
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Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz

The air outside is thick, but the smoke in Santana’s bar is thicker. Even if I were a non-smoker it would be worth it just to sit in the bar’s tiny, air-conditioned seating area and watch the old men slowly drink themselves into an affectionate stupor at three in the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Pink flamingos wade through blood-red […]

8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan
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8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala — the 1.8-million-year-old 600-meter-deep volcanic lake located a couple hours from Guatemala City — is usually the highlight of anyone’s trip to the country, with its picturesque volcanoes towering over the lake, the small villages clustered along the shorelines and the chocolate shaman who seek spiritual enlightenment in cups […]

How A Radish Festival In Oaxaca Made Me Feel Like A Mexican
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How A Radish Festival In Oaxaca Made Me Feel Like A Mexican

“Oye chica! Tenga aca. Te invitamos!” Someone was calling to me as I walked by a makeshift tent on the side of the street in Oaxaca’s old center. Curious, I joined the speaker, a young Mexican man, as well as a few others, underneath their tent. They had set up […]

Explore The Colors Of Puerto Vallarta [Travel Video]
Explore The Colors Of Puerto Vallarta [Travel Video]

Explore The Colors Of Puerto Vallarta [Travel Video]

Ever heard of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera? Me either, until I watched the above video from Andrew Julian who did a little test run of his new camera while on a trip to Mismaloya, a small village located just south of Puerto Vallarta. (Fun fact: parts of Predator were filmed […]

My Failed Attempt To Conquer Cotopaxi
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My Failed Attempt To Conquer Cotopaxi

Two grueling hours of climbing through ashy volcanic dirt, each frustrating step taken, I slid backward half a step. We progressed slowly, rhythmically. Sergio, our Ecuadorian guide lead the way, with Stonie and I tagging along, bundled up in bright blue and red, wearing steel-toed boots, equipped with a light […]

My Encounter With Keith, The Chocolate Shaman Of Guatemala
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My Encounter With Keith, The Chocolate Shaman Of Guatemala

The mist smells of banana leaves and wood smoke, the scent of the Guatemalan highlands when it rains. Mothers carry firewood on their heads and get knocked around by a downpour that’s like bowls of dirty water being thrown from the sky. Village children in hand-woven clothes hide under a […]

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