ted hesson

Feeling Tiny In Colombia’s Tayrona National Park

Monday, April 6, 2015

We stood at the entrance to a lush, tropical forest and confronted a simple yet profound choice. Do we proceed on foot, hauling our backpacks in the already thick morning air, or do we pay a local for the pleasure of mounting a time-worn horse? We picked the budget option and started the hour-long walk […]

Pleasure And Necessity: Expats Adrift In Antigua, Guatemala

Monday, May 7, 2012

“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 need to be shy,” Leta […]

Amid Drug Violence, Can You Still Travel To Rosarito Beach?

Monday, November 22, 2010

By Ted Hesson From the car in the outlet mall parking lot in southern San Diego we could see a winding stretch of the border fence; beyond the fence, tawny hills and tough shrubs, terrain that was wilder and more natural than Southern California’s artificially landscaped residential neighborhoods. A giant tri-color flag — green, white, […]

Road Trip: New Orleans Style

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Still recovering from that bender known as Katrina, a road trip to the Big Easy reveals how New Orleans isn’t letting a little hangover prevent it from enjoying life, just like it always has. By Ted Hesson We decided to take a road trip for several reasons: moving, freelance work, sightseeing, hell-raising, escapism, rock and […]

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