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Runaway Train: When Everything Went Wrong in Amsterdam

It was the middle of the night and our train finally arrived in Amsterdam after about 18 hours of traveling and layover-ing from when we’d left Arizona the night before. And, ah! There was...
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A Weekend in Slovenia’s Capital

Positioned at a crossroads where east meets west, the small and lesser-explored European city of Ljubljana resembles something from a fairytale. Learn how to pronounce the name of Slovenia’s capital, and then explore this...
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Guyana: A Destination for Ecotourism

Nestled between Suriname, Brazil, and Venezuela, Guyana isn’t often at the forefront of the conversation when it comes to South American destinations. In fact, it’s often mistaken for Ghana, the West African nation on...
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When to Opt Out of Animal Tourism

If you’re like me, you grew up with visions of “Shamu the killer whale,” jumping and flipping in jubilee as plastic-poncho-covered humans cheered, but in the last decade documentaries such as Blackfish and Food,...
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Split, Croatia: Getting Off the Tourist Track

Few places are as inspiring as Croatia’s coastline. The twinkling turquoise waters form the base of century old castles and crisp lush forests in Split, Croatia offering a myriad of things to do. Croatia’s...

6 Of Kenya’s Coolest Parks You Probably Didn’t Know About

There are many amazing places worth visiting across Africa, but Kenya’s wealth of natural beauty makes it especially enticing as a destination where visitors can explore the origin of the Swahili word “safari” and...

Is Overtourism Affecting Wildlife and Their Ecosystems?

The rate at which humans have uncovered every inch of our planet can be hard to fathom. It was only a century ago that the first commercial flight left the runway, but now, it...

My Kodak Moment on Top of the Rockies

I was standing on a pile of white shale rocks in the middle of nowhere, some 12,000 feet above sea level. The wind was unforgivingly cold that afternoon, nearly pushing me over the ridge...
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5 Swedish Eco-Cabins to Get Off the Grid

These cabins have been built with their surrounding environments in mind, blending into the forests and lake areas they inhabit with low-impact. Experience the freedom of the forest while staying at an one of...

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