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ATM Caves - Entrance to the Underworld

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"You're very lucky," our guide, Patrick, told me when he picked me up in the morning, "the ATM caves have been closed due to flooding for the past two weeks and just reopened this morning." Surprise and relief washed over me, the ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) caves were the main reason I was in the Ca...
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The Travel Effect – Can It Save The World?

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They were off on a historic adventure, expecting to be awed by the moon and the stars, but instead they found themselves looking back, overwhelmed by a deep sense of fragility and unity. The astronauts of Apollo 8 were experiencing overview effect, an overwhelming cognitive shift in awareness they experienced when they viewed earth from s...
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30 Years of Going Wild: Shedding your baggage to find your soul

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Motoring up the Amazon River in a dugout canoe 30 years ago, we could see them running from afar. As soon as they heard us approaching, the small native Yagua tribe ran into their huts in jeans and t-shirts, and exited to greet us half-naked in grass skirts with blowguns in hand. In that instant leading my first group tour I decided this: At Wildla...
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Want a summer getaway? Why not SE Asia!?

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Travelers are sometimes hesitant to book a trip to Southeast Asia between April and September, as it is monsoon/rainy season. It is believed that the rain might spoil the holiday. Not so! For those seeking travel without the crowds the 'green season', as some locals call it, is the time when many SE Asia destinations are at their best. We have...
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3 Wild and Crazy Women Who Inspire Me to Travel

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Until recently, I thought the average adventure traveler was a young man but I was surprised to learn that it's actually a 47-year-old female! Women are traveling more and more these days and they recently became the biggest consumers of outdoor goods, making up 51% of the market! Women have always been exploring and traveling but have mo...
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