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I’m constantly changing and improving this site. My goal is to always make this site a better travel resource. I’ve been building a travel guides section to help make that happen. Now, I’ve decided to change my layout so readers can find older articles better. With the new guide section, I need my theme to […]

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Are We Too Wired While Traveling?

Walk into most hostels today and you’ll find travelers with smart phones, netbooks, Macs, iPods, and large SLR cameras. Head to the computer room and you’ll find everyone on Facebook. In the TV room, most people are on their laptop. When I started traveling years ago, I rarely saw people hooked on technology. Few people […]

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The Saturday City: Florence

I’ve been to Florence twice. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. My first trip there was in 2006 and I was blown away by the small streets, the beautiful buildings, the food, and, of course, the gelato. I returned this year and found Florence just as beautiful. I wandered around […]

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Hiking the Inca Trail

This is a guest post from Gillian from One Giant Step Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail remains the highlight of my year traveling. It’s that amazing. Standing 4200 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the peaks of the Andes, and knowing that I hiked to get there, filled me with […]

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Gaining the Wonder of Travel

A few months ago I was in a slump. After 4 years on the road, I was a bit burnt out. Since my last “rest” I’d been traveling for 11 months solid. That’s a long time to go without a breather. I wrote about how I had lost the wonder of travel. As I said: […]

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Learning Pura Vida in Costa Rica

The most distinct part of living or traveling through Costa Rica is what I call the “calming down effect.” Life is so simple there; the most stressful decision to make all day is often where to watch the sunset. Physical changes arrive thanks to the opportunity of living in a world surrounded by untouched nature. […]

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