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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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Torres del Paine: Chilean Patagonia

A rare life opportunity brought me the chance to re-explore South America on an unforgettable trip through Argentina and Chile’s Patagonian territory. The photos from this post come from Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile. Before visiting Patagonia, the mere mention of it’s name conjured up mysterious images of an isolated land at […]

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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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Photo of the Week: Ruins at Tikal

  The ruins of Tikal had long been on my bucket-list of places to visit. I’d seen it in magazines and text books during college and its incredible symmetry always tinkered with my imagination. When I finally had the chance to visit this year it didn’t let me down. The park turned out to be […]

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Caye Caulker, Belize: Swimming with Sharks

Caye Caulker: The Lowdown Situated approximately 20 miles from the coast of Belize City, Caye Caulker is a member of a small group of dazzling limestone coral islands sheltered within the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef. The popularity of the island broods from its reputation as a tropical budget-friendly departure from the savage barrios […]

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