Archive for February, 2014

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua: The Side You’ve Never Seen

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua: The Side You’ve Never Seen

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua: The Side You’ve Never Seen By the time that you read this I will be a different person. I will have learned to scale a fish, get oranges out of a tree, and make tostones. I will no longer be afraid of swimming in dark water. I […]

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Airport Security Accounts

Airport Security Accounts

Airport Security Accounts Let’s be honest.  Most of us, when we think of “Airport Security Accounts,” are not worrying about terrorists.  We’re hoping we make it through the screening process with as little trouble as possible.  By “trouble,” what could we mean?  Delay, a Hobson’s choice of abandoning either our […]

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Are cruise ships floating petri dishes?

Are cruise ships floating petri dishes?

Are cruise ships floating petri dishes? No one wants to spend their vacation in the bathroom. Reports of an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea at sea have some imminent cruisers worried. “My mother, who is a first time cruiser, is seriously reconsidering our choice for our family vacation,” wrote CNN […]

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Are The Hip and The Trendy Ruining Hostels for The Average Budget Traveler?

Are The Hip and The Trendy Ruining Hostels for The Average Budget Traveler?

Are The Hip and The Trendy Ruining Hostels for The Average Budget Traveler? The first hostel was founded in 1912 in Altena, Germany by a man named Richard Shirrman. The objective was to provide outdoors enthusiasts with a means for accommodations in exchange for household chores. It wasn’t until 1976 that […]

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The Art of Feeding People

The Art of Feeding People

I am standing on the corner of the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa. Across the street there is a woman screaming. Her face is leathered by age and contorted in pain. She is screaming because she is hungry. Her clothes are tattered from sleeping outside and a wooden stick that […]

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Antarctica and Why You Should Visit

Antarctica and Why You Should Visit

Antarctica and Why You Should Visit In days of yore, you had to be a whaler or a well-funded explorer to make it to thisleast visited continent. These days Antarctica is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Antarctica is very much the final frontier for travelers. This particular trip isn’t really […]

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Take Coach Trip to Alton Towers

Take Coach Trip to Alton Towers Vacations are a great way to unwind, relax, and spend time with the family. Unfortunately, there are many families who are feeling the financial crisis. The burden of paying bills and supporting a family means that they can scarcely afford the luxury of taking […]

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Deals and Discounts on Mango Airlines Flights

Deals and Discounts on Mango Airlines Flights The Holiday time of the year has passed and with it my fondness for having everything enclosed in snow. As this grave January freezing spell sets deep into my bones I shiver turning my thoughts to moderately hot, sunny months. But delay winter […]

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