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Pacific Northwest Without a Car

I’m on a mixture of assignments and family vacation right now, with one of the articles being about visiting Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver—then on to Banff in the Rockies—using only public transportation. That ended up including a few taxi cab rides and a lift from a friend (with six of us in the car), but …

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A Visit to Ek Balam

There were supposedly some 113,000 tourists in the Cancun area the weekend before Easter, with a 95 percent hotel occupancy level. I’m sure a fair chunk of those pinkish folks stepped away from the buffet table long enough to visit Chichen Itza. Meanwhile, the four of us said “screw that” and went to Ek Balam …

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