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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Glass Butterflies

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Glass Butterflies

Kendal Bower March 9, 2018 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a moment out of Costa Rica. Photographer Marianna Armata found a group of

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Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver January 8, 2018 0

My traveling buddy and I had just spent a horrible night north of the Guatemala border. All the cheap hotels in the dusty Mexican outpost of Tenosique were full, so we ended up in

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San Blas, Panama—Where Women Rule! | Olaf’s Corner

San Blas, Panama—Where Women Rule! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver December 14, 2017 0

“Vamanos, mujeres!” That was the insistent invitation from a large Cuna mamacita brandishing a grinning mouthful of golden teeth and a half chewed-up cigar. Wearing a red headscarf, arm and leg beads, gold nose

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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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Traveler Story: Costa Rica Wilderness Explorer

Traveler Story: Costa Rica Wilderness Explorer

Natural Habitat Adventures June 3, 2017 0

“Marco Fallas was a tireless guide, lugging a spotting scope up and down mountain trails for hours each day. After a long day, he offered to take us into the jungle after dark, where

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