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What I Ate in Thailand: The Best Food in the World

{This is part of an occasional series, “What I Ate In …”} Thai Food Thai food is delightful–an amazing variety of intensely flavorful fruits and vegetables, seafood, curries, soups with complex broths, noodles, rice, and spices, spices, spices. I visited … Continue reading

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Afternoon in Marrakesh

In Marrakesh, snake charmers, whirling dervishes, orange juice, snails, and motorbikes compete for attention, until I need relief from exhaust and exhaustion. I clutch my bills close, annoyed by the hard sell, until a Barbary ape clambers over my shoulders. … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 4: Race to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Day 4–Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate), approx. distance: 2.5 miles (4 km), approx. time: 1.5 hours; plus a walk down to Machu Picchu {See also: Preparation | Day 1 | … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 3: The Long and Winding Road

“The long and winding road that leads to your door Will never disappear.” –The Beatles Day 3: Paqaymayo to Wiñaywayna, approx. distance: 11 miles (18 km), approx. time: 8 hours. {See also: Hiking the Inca Trail: Preparation | Day 1 … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 2: Nobody Messes with Dead Woman’s Pass

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” –Lao Tzu Day 2: Wayllabamba to Paqaymayo, approx. distance: 7.5 miles (12 km), approx. time: 6-7 hours {See also: Hiking the Inca Trail: Preparation | Day 1 | Day 3 … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 1: Peruvian Flatlands

“Put one foot in front of the other And soon you’ll be walking ‘cross the floor.” –Kris Kringle, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Day 1: Km 82 to Wayllambama, approx. distance: 7 miles (11 km), approx. time: 5-6 hours … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail: Preparation

{Update: See Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 1: Peruvian Flatlands | Day 2: Nobody Messes with Dead Woman’s Pass} | Day 3: The Long and Winding Road | Day 4: Race to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu} I just … Continue reading

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Morocco travel photos

Woman and donkey, Ait Ben Haddou Some families still live in this ancient fortified city in Morocco. Parts of the Russell Crowe film Gladiator were filmed here. Camel caravan in the Sahara Despite daytime temperatures reaching 130 degrees Fahrenheit, an … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Costa Rica

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I’d like to share some of the meals I had during my recent trip to Costa Rica. The food tended to be simple, healthy, and flavorful, featuring a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Breakfast … Continue reading

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise of Doom

After experiencing a trio of adrenaline-filled adventures during my trip to Costa Rica — whitewater river rafting, rappelling down a waterfall, zip lining — I was primed for a relaxing catamaran sunset cruise. Little did I know that terror would … Continue reading

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