Category Archives: Experiences by Country

GUEST POST | How Australia Proved I’m No Indiana Jones

By Julius Wright It’s not often that my wife and I manage to go on a vacation that does not center on our two children. I’ve spent the last five summers taking trips to Disney World, Six Flags, and various other “family … Continue reading

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The American Dream Is a Reality in Belize

By Perrin Colleen Spring hears a noise in the bushes and asks her husband Alan to add a log to the fire. Extra light never hurts when you’re warding off jaguars. Muscled four-legged ambassadors formed part of the welcoming committee … Continue reading

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Firetruck Stands By As Ramon’s Resort Burns

By Perrin San Pedro, Belize | Wednesday night, foot and boat traffic drew like moths to the flame to watch as one of the largest resorts on Ambergris Caye burned to the ground. The sole firetruck on Ambergris Caye arrived … Continue reading

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Photos of the Day: Ladies of Peru


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Inca Trail Packing List: Tested and Refined

The 15-18 things you need to hike  By Perrin Each morning on the trail I cast a sidelong glance at yesterday’s SmartWool socks, which were festooned with a frieze of sweat and blood. I inched them on with the alacrity … Continue reading

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Swinging Through Trees in the Amazon (While Wearing Deet of Course)

By SarahIt does exist!  Blackberries have no service bars in the Amazon!  Considering the work-connected crew of us occasionally caught a few bars on and between islands in the Galapagos, I think the Amazon is one of the rare connectionless … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Sunday Morning in Quito

By Sarah The eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains, stretched outside my window at the Amazonas Rios Hotel, a stunning show of nature in a city that had been bustling with dancers and street vendors the … Continue reading

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Wat, Did You Say? 5 Must-Do’s of Siem Reap

By Perrin 1. Wake with the paper boy. When sunrise hits the shadows of Angkor Wat, it’s curtain rise on opening night. An early start is your ticket to the light show, and also your first defense against an equatorial … Continue reading

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Iceland Day 3 | Blue Lagoon

By Perrin En route to the Blue Lagoon, a swimmable Icelandic lake, I hardened myself for a polar bear dip.  I envisioned daredevil bathers darting through arctic air, sporting bikinis and speedos in lieu of parkas.  A character-building frigid dip would follow, … Continue reading

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Iceland Day 1 | Winter Has Come

By Perrin Our snowblond Icelandic flight attendant welcomes us to her country with a Reykjavik Excursions brochure. The front features an acid-green sky punctuated by jagged volcanic boulders and obscurred by fog.  A forboding coat advertisement reads, “This is Dyrafjordur.  The sea temperature … Continue reading

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