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Insider’s Guide to Traveling Brazil: Rio to Iguazu

  Back in October of 2007 I spent 3 weeks traveling around Brazil, and I would have stayed a lot longer if my visa would have allowed it. During that time I somehow managed to keep a pretty detailed journal in between the steady flow of Caipirinha’s and when it was all said and done […]

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A Bag of Magic Mushrooms and a Deep Dark Cave in Belize

After earning the title of “Worst Sandal Tan” on the island of Caye Caulker it was time to head towards Western Belize for a change of pace. The rolling jungle hills around San Ignacio made for a solid layover connecting the road from the coast to the Guatemalan border. After talking with a few backpackers […]

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Jumbo Rocks: Joshua Tree National Park

Located only 140 miles east of the seemingly endless cityscape that is Southern California, the pristine desert wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park serves as the perfect getaway for city dwelling weekend warriors. Declared as a melting pot of biodiversity, the park occupies the southern region of California’s Transverse mountain ranges where the expansive low-lying […]

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Barry’s Top 25 Travel Playlist for 2011

  When I’m on the road an entertaining play-list is essential. I decided to put together a list of 25 songs that shaped my mood during my most recent trip through Central America. Don’t be too judgmental. I don’t claim to be a music blog phenom. These are just a few songs that ring well […]

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A Photo Tour of Semuc Champey, Guatemala

The first time I saw a photo of Semuc Champey it was in the post of a friends social media profile. I thought it looked insane and I had no idea that in a few short months I’d find myself there as well. It’s hard to imagine from photos but Semuc Champey is actually a […]

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Staying True to its Name

After spending a few days immersed in the overpriced pandemonium of Cancun my friend Dylan and I decided to cut the cord and catch the ferry to Isla Mujeres; a laid back seaside island utopia. From downtown Cancun we caught a cab ($3 US) to Puerto Juarez where we hopped on the 30 minute ferry […]

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