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Galapagos Rainbow

Galapagos Rainbow

Chris Kassar August 21, 2017 0

Twenty years ago, I graduated college, moved to Alaska and met my “soul sister”—one of those rare people who you know, almost immediately, will be a friend forever, no matter what twists and turns

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A ‘Happy Accident’ in Trinidad, Cuba

A ‘Happy Accident’ in Trinidad, Cuba

Chris Kassar June 27, 2017 0

One of my more important lessons as a traveler came early—when I was 19 and backpacking around Europe with my best friend—and it’s never failed me: deviations from your planned itinerary, whether chosen or

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Savoring Cuban Cigars in Viñales National Park, Cuba

Savoring Cuban Cigars in Viñales National Park, Cuba

Chris Kassar June 10, 2017 0

A small white dog dappled with large black-and-brown spots leads the way. A few steps behind the spunky pup, a man wearing khaki pants and a long-sleeved shirt of the same color—both too large

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Conversations in Cuba

Conversations in Cuba

Chris Kassar May 15, 2017 0

Sweat drips down my forehead, back and legs. We are walking as slowly as possible, but the full sun, 90-degree heat and 90-percent humidity make it feel like we are melting. While meandering around

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Off the Beaten Track: Exploring Corcovado National Park

Off the Beaten Track: Exploring Corcovado National Park

Chris Kassar April 6, 2017 0

The sun kisses your shoulders while you explore a stunning landscape where dense forest collides with wild, white-sand beaches where the saltwater laps at your feet. Follow countless nature trails—some that meander along the

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Six Quick Facts About Grand Teton National Park

Six Quick Facts About Grand Teton National Park

Chris Kassar March 20, 2017 2

Grand Teton National Park supports a rich array of wildlife and stunning scenery, including the iconic, rugged mountain range that gives the park its name. Sometimes overlooked due to its proximity to Yellowstone National

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