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Real de Catorce Mexico

It Was a Very Good Year (of Travel)

I’m obviously not a country counter. I traveled to a couple dozen destinations this year but didn’t go to a single country I haven’t visited before. That’s perfectly fine though since most countries have plenty to see and do beyond whatever
Costa Rica beach

Sorry Kids, but Costa Rica is No Bargain

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and as I wrote in this post way back in 2010, it can be worth the splurge if you do it right. If you’re heading there thinking it’s a bargain,
Baja adventure travel story

A Trip to Hell, Stuck in Chinese Purgatory, and Sunnier Encounters in Baja

It’s time for the May issue of Perceptive Travel, a Gold award winner as best online travel magazine from the two major travel writing trade organizations. We like to think we live up to that title by going beyond the fluff
Huaynu Picchu hike

The Toughest Two Hours in Peru

I’ve done a lot of hiking in Peru. I’ve gone on the Inca Trail, done the Salkantay Trek, and just finished up a version of the Lares Trek. But the hike that made me the most uneasy is one that up
Georginas Fountains Hot Springs

Sometimes Dumpy Towns Lead to Great Adventures

Quetzaltenango, in Guatemala, has a name that seems ready for tales of exotic travels and interesting experiences. I didn’t have any pre-set expectations before I got there, but I did expect it to at least be a place worth hanging around