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Reimagine yourself in Machu Picchu, Peru

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We all know them.  Those people that say, “I’ll do it when…..” fill in the blank.  When I have more money.  When my kids are grown.  When I have more time.  When I am older.  And that phenomenal thing called time occurs and suddenly it is too late and all we have is “I wish […]

Don’t Look Down on the Yungas in Bolivia

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Don’t Look Down in Bolivia On first consideration it seems surprising that people still die when cycling the Bolivia’s North Yungas Road, more eagerly referred to as El Camino de la Muerte or ‘The Death Road’. If a person were going to be cautious, I reason, surely it would be a place in which ‘Death’ […]

Ecuadorian Amazon Inspiration

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  As the result of a devastating brain injury sustained as a teenager, I am fortunate to still be alive.  However, this ultra rare anomaly did so much damage that I was essentially written off, told that I would never accomplish any of my many dreams or even take a step under my own power.  […]

Untouched Amazon in Ecuador

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  As the result of a devastating brain injury sustained as a teenager, I am fortunate to still be alive.  However, this ultra rare anomoly did so much damage that I was essentially written off, told that I would never accomplish any of my many dreams or even take a step under my own power.  […]

The End of the World in Ushuaia, Patagonia

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Driving to the end of the world is any road tripper’s dream.  The route to the southernmost city in the world passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world through Patagonia and culminates at Ushuaia, Argentina.  Any further south and you would be driving across the ocean to Antarctica.  The awe-inspiring sights […]

Tierra del Fuego

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  Tierra del Fuego has always been a distant jewel, a place where adventures start, a desolate wonder, a frontier island. The ‘Land of Fire’ that hooks out of Patagonia, the name a reference to the first people, indigenous Fuegians, who burned fires in front of their huts.   I’ve always imagined travelling this outlandish […]

Brazil – Where dreams are found and Angels dance around

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Brazil – Where dreams are found and Angels dance around  by Raphael Lallu Having watched the now past and successful World cup on television, i was a real follower and dediated fan. I never thought that showing Brazil, to us th world would have such a far reaching impact on me. I have now truly […]

El Chalten, Argentina: Awesome 3 Day Hiking Route

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We arrived to El Chalten after midnight tired, hungry and having to set up our tent in the dark with a strong wind. Our bus broke down twice en route and we got into town hours past when we were supposed to. Too tired to make any dinner, we crawled into our tent and slept […]

Learning, the hard way in Venezuela

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  Learning, the hard way  “Where are you right now?” his mother asked on the phone. The connection crackled. “In Tucupita,” he responded. “Ah, Tucupita.” – as if it was New York City or London. The young man grinned. His parents were from a small town in Germany and had never traveled much.             The […]

Still Water in Brazil

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I’ve heard it said that you can’t ever step in the same river twice, but I never really understood that saying until Brasilia. A city that was tailor made for the future, that would never need to grow or change, and yet somehow defied everything around it. It changed without changing, a constantly different constant, […]