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Pleasure And Necessity: Expats Adrift In Antigua, Guatemala
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Pleasure And Necessity: Expats Adrift In Antigua, Guatemala

“Hop on! Just make sure you don’t burn your leg on the exhaust.” I straddled the back third of the scooter seat behind my newfound gringo and gringa companions, Luke and Leta, and started looking for a bar or something to grab onto. “Put your hands around my waist, no […]

Lost And Found In Buenos Aires
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Lost And Found In Buenos Aires

Sometimes we travel for our soul’s journey, to discover something about a place and something about ourselves. Time and again, people believe that those that travel are “running away from something,” and I keep saying, “perhaps we are running towards it.” Round one, Buenos Aires: a surreal, old-world cultural experience. […]

Pan-American Transmissions Part 5: 10,000 Ways From Panama To Colombia, None Of Them Paved
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Pan-American Transmissions Part 5: 10,000 Ways From Panama To Colombia, None Of Them Paved

Pan-American Transmissions Part 5 “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. The Pan-American highway runs from […]

14 Unforgettable Images From Guatemala
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14 Unforgettable Images From Guatemala

At 12,336 feet, Volcán de Agua towers over Antigua, which was once the capital of the country until 1773 when a massive earthquake struck destroying much of the country. Antigua’s population is only about 30,000 people, but during the height of the tourist season that number swells to over 60,000, many of […]

Pan-American Transmissions Part 4: Panama City Booming
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Pan-American Transmissions Part 4: Panama City Booming

Pan-American Transmissions Part 4: Panama “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. Ania and I decided […]

Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico
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Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico

I know that for most people, Mexico this time of year means beaches, beer funnels, lounge chairs, diving excursions, 600-thread count sheets, sunny weather, and nights slept on the floor of dingy jail cells while being protected by someone named “Big Hector” who for some reason has taken an interest […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There

James Gilland is the marketing coordinator at AdventureLink.com and associate editor of its blog. AdventureLink is a site that helps travelers find and book the world’s best adventure trips. For more information about visiting Machu Picchu, visit AdventureLink’s Machu Picchu tours page. 1) Machu Picchu Was Never Actually Finished Archaeologists […]

The San Blas Islands: Where Leo Would Have Gone If The Beach Took Place In The Caribbean
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The San Blas Islands: Where Leo Would Have Gone If The Beach Took Place In The Caribbean

Has it always been this hard to find an island that hasn’t been overdeveloped? If isolation is your thing, look no further than Panama. The San Blas Archipelago off the country’s Caribbean coast is a handful of islands (378 to be exact) where travelers can expect to find some of the […]

Buenos Aires Was Really Romantic In 1932 (And Kind Of Sexist Too) [Video]
Buenos Aires Was Really Romantic In 1932 (And Kind Of Sexist Too) [Video]

Buenos Aires Was Really Romantic In 1932 (And Kind Of Sexist Too) [Video]

This movie short by MGM from 1932 shows Buenos Aires during its glory years. Well, glorious for the rich men who lived there, a little less so for the natives, the cows and the women who also inhabited “The Argentine” at the time. Check out the great shots of Plaza […]

Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise
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Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise

Pan-American Transmissions Part Two “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. Don’t assume that you need […]

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