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Mar 25

Visiting an Embera Tribe in Darien, Panama

One of the highlights of our trip to Panama’s Darien province had to be our ride up a winding river to visit an Embera Indian village. Mogue (MOE-gay) is a curious mixture of modern conveniences vs. chickens running wild, a concrete schoolhouse vs. open, thatched huts on stilts, and schoolchildren in logoed t-shirts and jeans versus bilingual …

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Mar 16

10 Ways to Stay Healthy at 35,000 Feet

With all the scary news stories about passengers carrying diseases from abroad, it can sound like everyone is doomed to get sick after a plane flight. Not true. Sure, commercial jetliners only recycle about 50 percent of the cabin air but even so, there are ways to stay healthy during air travel. There are quite …

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Feb 23

Off the Tourist Track in Paris

I’m lucky enough to be living in the most beautiful city in the world – and given that Paris for decades has been one of the most-visited cities in the world, many out-of-towners seem to agree. However, the downside of this is that parts of Paris have become completely overrun with tourists: Tourism has become …

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Feb 16

Amsterdam Canal Cruise: Views from the Water

Amsterdam. Its city center is compact—almost cozy—and despite bicycles whizzing by at every turn it still manages to emit a laid back vibe. The city is certainly unique thanks to its red lights and “green” smoke, but there is so much more to Amsterdam than that.

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Feb 13

Celebrating Carnaval in Panama

However you spell it, Carnival or Carnaval, it is not just a Brazilian holiday or only celebrated in Rio de Janeiro. Carnaval is a mega-holiday throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. No matter where you go or which country you find it in, Carnaval is a joyous, festive event.

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