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Things To Do In Koh Tao, Thailand Above The Water

THERE IS A TINY ISLAND PARADISE IN THE GULF OF THAILAND WHERE MOST OF THE INHABITANTS SPEND THEIR DAYS WITH THEIR HEADS UNDERWATER! For decades, Koh Tao has been analogous with world class diving at bargain prices. Travelers have been coming to this slice of scuba...

Obeisance & Alfombras In Guatemala

  The first article in the series devoted to the Lent celebrations of Antigua, Guatemala introduced the Velaciones, honouring the Catholic icons within their church home. This week, I explored the concept of the alfombras or carpets created before each...

Semuc Champey, Guatemalan Heaven on Earth

~ It’s only paradise until discovered! ~ Semuc Champey has been known about to locals and few nationals until the last few years. Once a few hearty explorers and adventurous backpackers made the precarious trek deep into the remote valley of Alta Verapaz, the secret...

The Suriname Files – First Impact

What a difference a single river crossing makes. If you ever wonder why every country is worth a visit, no matter how small or unknown, then the stark contrast between the two tiny young South American nations of Guyana and Suriname would be an exemplary answer. The...

Santigron – Maroon Villages of Suriname

I never intended on writing about this place. About Santigron or the Maroon people of Suriname. The big story, the token article for Suriname was supposed to be the much anticipated Carifesta XI taking place for 10 days in Paramaribo during August. I would have never...

Cost breakdown for travel through Guatemala

Guatemala offers so many possibilities for every type of traveler. As a worldly backpacker and efficient shoestring traveler $10 days in hostels, chicken buses, eating street food is a breeze, but in a country like Guatemala, $100/day means you travel like royalty....

An Extraordinary Journey to Guatemala & You Are Invited

This is your official invitation to join me on an extraordinary journey through landmark destinations in Guatemala.  Join us on this Extraordinary Journey around Guatemala! (Next trip will be 2017) I want to take fear, uncertainty and hard work out of going to a...

Blanchard Springs Caverns, Where Mother Nature Met Father Time

  In the heart of the Ozarks in northern Arkansas, the secrets of the underground reveal themselves. The massive cavern system at Blanchard Springs is a living cave, constantly changing, carving and shaping itself. The delicate and enormous formations, some...

God Of The Oaks – South Carolina’s Angel Oak

South Carolina’s Angel Oak It’s not often that a single tree warrants the creation of an entire park, but the Angel Oak is no regular vegetable. This venerable giant sprouted before Columbus arrived to this New World. The City of Charleston in South Carolina...

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the “largest, intact, un-fragmented, freshwater and black water wilderness swamp in North America.”1 Native Americans refer to this place as the “The Land of the Trembling Earth”. Once scheduled to be drained and...

The Blue Ridge Parkway – America’s Favourite Drive

Blue Ridge Parkway, voted ‘America’s Favourite Drive’, is a 469 mile track through the Appalachian Highlands connecting Shenandoah National Park (also known as the Skyline Drive) in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. After a...

New York City for Free – Weekends & Anytime Edition

Part II of New York City for Free – The Weekend and Anytime Edition Before I delve into more free things to see and do, let us take a moment to acknowledge that not everything in New York can be free. That being said, if you are looking for a good place to spend your...

New York City for Free – The Weekday Edition

The extravaganza and glamour of New York City for free? They said it couldn’t be done, but we showed them! This handy guide is my gift to you to experience a full week (or more) of completely free tours, landmarks and attractions in New York City, USA. FYI: Nearly...

Gotham City Takes A Lifetime

To tell a tale that hasn’t been told is one of the most challenging aspects of this newcomer travel blog. Token magazines (with their extensive resources & connections) keep finding unexplored, unknown and often more dangerous places to send their brave...

My Extraordinary Guide To Guyana

When research began on the Guyana portion of my South America journey I immediately found information hard to come by. Often there is a complete lack of info, contacts, and the hard to find links only led to dead ends. With this in mind, I decided to create my own...

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