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Jardín, Colombia – Wandering a Pastel Pueblo

One of the travel rules I try to live by is following the advice of others. Tourists, long-term travelers, or locals. The “who” tends to not matter as much as the “where”. People who’ve been in a country for a while have the best insight. Whether it be for...

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The Beautiful Landscapes of Northwest Argentina

The two northern regions comprised of Salta and Jujuy are in pair with Patagonia when it comes to beautiful nature. I was only getting used to the snow-capped mountains and myriad turquoise lakes of the south. I’m suddenly teleported to a very different scenery: the...

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Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia: A Hundred Places in One

I have a problem with procrastination. Actually, I wouldn’t call it a problem. That insinuates that it creates a detriment to my daily life. It never does. Somehow among the hours wasted, I manage to finish whatever task needs to get done. I’m a successful...

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Easter Island: Land of the Moai

I have always been fascinated by the Moai statues and knew I wanted to visit Easter Island someday. The story of the people fascinate me—an ancient and complex civilization on a small, remote island in the Pacific mostly unimpacted by outsiders that peaked and...

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Jardín, Colombia

The little town of Jardín, nestled in the Andes, is an impossibly charming village with traditionally white-washed houses and brightly painted doors. It is a three-hour bus ride from Medellín, but it feels worlds away from Colombia’s second largest city. My...

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Four Days of Silence in Lago Grey, Patagonia

I never thought silence can be so loud. That was the thought that soared to my mind as my wife and I stepped into the Martian landscape of Lago Grey in the Torres del Paine National Park. This was our honeymoon and the black, misty shores of the glacial lake wasn’t...

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Beyond Words –
Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Part of the appeal of traveling to other places is broadened horizons, right? New languages, new people: all part and parcel of the spice of a new country. As a deaf traveler, negotiating my way through a new culture in complete silence was doubly difficult in...

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The Colombian Amazon

The Amazon of Childhood Dreams Turbulence. An immense sea of green. My first impressions of the Colombian Amazon. A place I had dreamed of seeing ever since I was a little girl. One rough landing later, I was taking my first breaths of the heavy humid rainforest air....

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Islas y Huacas, Bolivia

The harbor waters are still. Beyond the sheltered inlet a stiff wind whips the lake into whitecaps. I don’t much like choppy waters. Lake Titticaca This body of water sits just over two miles above sea level and encompasses 3200 square miles. This makes it the...

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