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Guinea: Not JUST an Ebola Country

A few years ago, people couldn’t point to Guinea on a map. Even people who thought they knew something about the West African country were usually just confusing it with somewhere else. People still probably can’t point to Guinea on a map, but at least...

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Wild & Weird Things to do in Alaska

Alaska is a state that has seriously captured my wandering soul. As a proud member of the “All 50 States” club, I easily recommend Alaska as the #1 place you have to see in the US.  Seriously, forget about LA and Vegas, Alaska is where...

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Women of the Iditarod 2017

The word “Iditarod” comes from an indigenous Athabascan word, meaning “distant place.” Although the course is not technically the same every year, the race is listed as being 1,049 miles… not because that’s the actual distance, but rather because Alaska is the 49th US state. Actually,...

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Recommended Circus Books

You may know that I have actually run away with the circus: twice. Over the last couple years I have regularly found myself surrounded by acrobats and jugglers and people who can walk circles around their own heads. Though I don’t currently work for a...

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The Sourtoe Cocktail Experience in Dawson City

Start cleansing your palate, my trendy libation lovers. There’s a new drink in town. Introducing: the Sourtoe Cocktail! The cocktail du jour of the Yukon Territory. Sorry, a what?? What exactly is in that? Glad you asked. It’s NOT a regular cocktail. In fact, you can get your...

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Cave Exploring at Semuc Champey, Guatemala

So you’re thinking about spelunking the great caves at Semuc Champey. Excellent. You’ll find this dark, water-filled marvel just across the bridge from Eastern Guatemala’s famous turquoise pools. For a small entry fee, they’ll assign you a guide, give you a candle and take you to see the...

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The Inspirational Books List

These inspirational books are for go-getters and un-conventionalists, for people who want to set their lives on fire and delve into a totally-fufilled, passionate life. Okay, so maybe I over-promised on that one, but these books should help you take the first step. Not really self-help...

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Wild Iguana Hunting in Hopkins, Belize

  I roll over when I hear my friend enter the dorm room at the Funky Dodo. We are in Hopkins, Belize and I’m trying to nap. “Dude! You gotta see this video!” She shoves her camera in front of my face and hits Play. I...

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SCUBA Diving the Great Blue Hole in Belize

A Beautiful Morning Last Tuesday, I woke up at 6:00 a.m. on a beautiful island off the coast of Belize. Palm trees were blowing in the wind, and I was preparing to go SCUBA diving at the Great Blue Hole. Don’t know much about this giant,...