Skip the Ship: Visit the Galapagos Via Land

Want to visit the Galapagos? A cruise ship is NOT your only option!

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Choosing Love in the Face of Hate

You can’t control what others do to you, or what happens to you, but you can control your interpretation of the event and how you react.

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What to do about Hate Mail

For the first time in the history of this blog, I was threatened with violence.

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Sand, Sun, and a LOT of Screaming: Adventures in Huacachina, Peru

The only oasis in Latin America, the town is best known for its dune adventure activities.

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7 Ways I Was Wrong About the Galapagos Islands

I truly thought I possessed a pretty realistic idea of what I’d experience when I finally made it to the Galapagos Islands. I was wrong.

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The Perfect Peru Hop Itinerary

Planning a Peru Hop itinerary of your own? Here’s what you need to know.

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Accidentally Poisoning Myself in Bangkok

I learned two important lessons: just because a food SOUNDS healthy doesn’t mean it always is, and more does not mean better.

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My Machu Picchu Misadventure

Welcome to my Machu Picchu Misadventure, where everything that COULD go wrong with my one day train trip to Machu Picchu, certainly DID.

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Traveling to Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca

Very important side note: Every time I type Taquile Island, it autocorrects to Tequila Island. Who cares if it’s only Wednesday, it’s been a rough few days and the autocorrect powers-that-be are sending me a sign, so I’m seriously debating pulling out some Jose and downing a few shots.

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Exploring Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands Controversy

Do the indigenous Uros people actually live on the floating islands or not?

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