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5 must-see attractions in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia has gone from being the murder capital of the world to laying claim to being one of the world’s most innovative cities — all within only a 20-year time span. If you’d only heard mentions of Colombia in the past, it was probably for all the wrong reasons. But now, as stability and [...]

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Great river cruises of the world

The Aria by Aqua Expeditions

I always thought I hated cruising – until I went on a cruise. I fell in love with the simple joy of watching dolphins play in the boat wake from our balcony, the camaraderie with our fellow passengers, and the convenience of visiting a variety of destinations while only cracking open a suitcase once. Recently, [...]

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The best activities in the Galapagos Islands

Last year when I was visiting Ecuador, I spent a week in the Galapagos Islands. Known for being an archipelago full of exotic animals such as sea lions, giant turtles, marine and land iguanas, blue footed boobies, penguins, frigate birds, and hammerhead sharks, just to name a few, the Galapagos can’t bore anyone at any age. [...]

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San Pedro de Atacama: A vacation from my vacation

It was love at first sight. Pure bliss. A vacation from my vacation. A new favorite in South America: San Pedro de Atacama. After taking several long bus rides throughout my three-week trip (up until San Pedro), including the 20 hour overnight bus it took to get there from Santiago, I arrived in Calama, Chile, in [...]

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5 ways South America has changed how I travel

South America is a complicated continent. Filled to the brim with mountains, markets, roast guinea pigs and shoddy internet connections, a lot of travelers find themselves a little overwhelmed when they first arrive. But after a year of traveling through South America, I don’t have any intention of leaving the continent just yet. How could [...]

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This is what desert waterfalls can teach us about travel

There is something wholly anticlimactic about being wet and cold in Moab, Utah. Especially if it happens shortly after a [...]

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