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Colombia's Colonial Towns - Villa de Leyva & Barichara

359A571_20181211-003304_1 Villa de Leyva
Villa de Leyva From Bogota, it's about a four-hour drive to the charming 16th century town of Villa de Leyva, located high in the Andes. Declared a national monument in 1954 due to its perfectly preserved colonial architecture, this town is a great place to experience Colombian culture and active adventures.  During my visi...
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Exploring Colombia | How to Visit Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park, on the north coast of Colombia, protects a vast swath of rainforest and some of the most beautiful palm-fringed Caribbean coves and beaches of South America. The national park itself is a narrow hilly lowland from the coast extending into the foothills of the vast Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. One of the world's hig...
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Safari Travel Tips | How to Pack Light for a Long Trip

Porter How to pack light for a safari
One of the most frequent questions I get is how to pack for a safari. Many itineraries in Africa involve flights with strict baggage size and weight limitations due to space on small planes. Pay close attention to your trip itinerary and information to make sure that you are using the correct size and weight luggage. Often soft-...
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First Time In Vietnam // Part 3 // What I learned

dragon-bridge First time in Vietnam - In front of the Dragon Bridge
The first thing I noticed about Vietnam is that the days there don't last twenty-four hours. You can wake up at seven a.m., eat breakfast, explore the market, get a massage, and shop at Bến Thành for a couple hours and only ten minutes will have passed. Maybe it's the heat (the humid heat) or maybe it's the compact living style (you ...
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I Feel Slovenia | A Closer Look #009

IMG_063_20181130-201354_1 Kurt and Anne Kutay trekking the Julian Alps of Slovenia.
Slovenia is a must-visit sleeper in a hidden corner of Europe. When Anne and I first traveled there with our friends, wine-experts, and culinary co-trip leaders, David and Ruth Arista, we laughed, hiked, rode bikes, dined, sipped and cried our way through this hidden gem of Central Europe. Straddled between Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hun...
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