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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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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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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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McDonald’s, the American Embassy

By Perrin Before Sarah and I left the US, we generally avoided McDonald’s.  Admittedly, we sampled its wares and enjoyed some of them. (Sarah can even plot from memory the price distribution of its frozen yogurt throughout Manhattan – cone … 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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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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