In the days leading up to Inti Raymi (the Festival of the Sun) people come from near and far to converge on the city of Cuzco.  Even during the rest of…

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Peru

What Should I Pack While Traveling? What should I pack while traveling?  This is the never ending question that torments first time travelers.  There is a constant battle between the…

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Travel Resources

Chichén Itzá is one of the most famous Mayan ruins in all of Mexico.  With structures beautifully restored, it is not difficult to see why.  The center of the Mayan…

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Mexico

While wandering the streets of La Paz and asking the locals what attractions there are for a gringo tourist to see, something called “Las Cholitas Wrestling” would occasionally come up. …

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Bolivia

Ever since reading a handful of travel and adventure books by Tahir Shah, I have been enamored with legends and traditions.  The imagery, humor, and detail that he puts into…

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Nicaragua

If you want to learn a language while traveling, you’ve made a good decision.  Learning a language in-country is (usually) more fun, cheaper, and faster than learning a language during…

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Travel Resources

The city of León, Nicaragua, is rich with culture and history.  Founded in 1524, it was the original capital of Nicaragua during its colonial roots.  Although it was later destroyed…

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Nicaragua

Colombia

Panama

Perched atop a small cliff, the Mayan ruins of Tulum overlook the picturesque turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  It is difficult to imagine a more scenic spot and…

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Mexico

Costa Rica

Volcano boarding.  Two words that don’t really belong together.  Despite this self evident fact, volcano boarding has become one of THE most popular attractions in Nicaragua.  Cerro Negro, or “Black…

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