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Passing Up Paradise In Colombia
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Passing Up Paradise In Colombia

When they felt there was enough fish to justify pulling the nets in, someone would ring a bell hanging from a palm and close to 50 men, woman and children would rush to the ropes […]

100 Years Of Machu Picchu, But For How Much Longer?
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100 Years Of Machu Picchu, But For How Much Longer?

Travelers have been visiting Machu Picchu for 100 years now, ever since Yale University professor Hiram Bingham III rediscovered the site on July 24, 1911. But with increased traffic, site degradation, and bureaucratic wrangling, many […]

My 10 Ways To Revamp Argentina’s Top 10 Foods
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My 10 Ways To Revamp Argentina’s Top 10 Foods

Every food needs a little evolutionary jump-start once in a while. As a fan of mash-ups (some of my favorite foods include shepherd’s pie and bubble & squeak — a post-Thanksgiving swirling concoction of leftovers), I think […]

What To Expect In The Galapagos
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What To Expect In The Galapagos

Let’s be honest, 90% of going to the Galapagos is to say, “Yes, that’s right, I’m traveling to the Galapagos.” It’s the travel equivalent of being a fan of Mad Men: It’s basically code telling […]

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 […]

Top 7 Places To Eat In Bogotá
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Top 7 Places To Eat In Bogotá

A destination for backpackers and hip travelers, Colombia is known for its vibrant culture and friendly residents. With Medellín attracting those seeking nightly salsa partners, and Cartagena drawing travelers looking for a Caribbean beach getaway, Colombia continues to fascinate […]

Video: An Unforgettable Flight To The Highest Waterfall On Earth
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Video: An Unforgettable Flight To The Highest Waterfall On Earth

It’s been a while since I checked into our “Travel Videos” group on Vimeo and — holy crap! — the group’s closing in on 1,000 members and home to 3,811 videos as of today. Check the group […]

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 […]

Buenos Aires: Living In A City Of Passion (And The Comedown)
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Buenos Aires: Living In A City Of Passion (And The Comedown)

I remember when I first walked the streets of San Telmo — a neighborhood in Buenos Aires — and becoming hyper aware that I was no longer in North America. The people, the architecture, the […]

Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence
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Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence

If I were superstitious, I might have seen the lion as a sign that in an hour-and-a-half I was going to be kidnapped or murdered. From the back of my motorcycle my roommate McKenzie pointed and […]