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    Day 1: Croatia

    Croatia has been at the very top of my “to visit” list for years now. In fact, I’d planned to go during my year aboard, but timing-wise it just didn’t work out as I…

    June 11, 2018
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    What I’m Listening To: Vol. 13

    “So I’m back to the velvet underground. Back to the floor that I love.” For whatever reason, Fleetwood Mac’s Gypsy has emerged as my theme song for my return to traveling. But this time…

    June 7, 2018
  • Colombia


    Medellin has a reputation that precedes itself among travelers. When you get to a country you invariably start talking to other people about where they’ve been, where they’re going, which places stand out, etc.…

    August 16, 2016
  • Colombia

    Santa Marta – Part II

    Once down the mountain and in the small town of Minca proper, Eyren and I piled into a collectivo (a sort of shared van taxi), and then, in order to make our appointment, grabbed…

    July 27, 2016
  • Colombia


    Minca. Ahhhh Minca. When people talk about Minca in Colombia they get a sort of far-off look in their eyes and sigh. It’s difficult to even articulate what’s so special about the tiny town,…

    July 26, 2016
  • Colombia


    Palomino was one of the first places I truly loved in Colombia. Even the drive there was beautiful. It was green, lush and looked a lot more like the Colombia I had pictured in…

    July 26, 2016
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    Deep Cuts Peru


    Sitting in the Lima airport on the way to Cusco is a bit like sitting outside a gate to Salt Lake City or another ski destination in the U.S. People are decked out in hiking…

    July 5, 2016
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    Taganga was a much smaller version of Santa Marta, but despite it’s slightly grimy appearance and infamous reputation as a druggie community, I liked it. I mean, it was an improvement from Santa Marta,…

    July 5, 2016