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    18 2017 February

    Wild Horse Trekking with EcoCamp in Patagonia

    Today was our first morning waking up at EcoCamp, and it takes us only one step outside of our dome to be completely in awe of the view.  EcoCamp is built on top of a small ridge,...

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    29 2017 January

    Our Home for the Next Week: EcoCamp Patagonia

    After a 45-hour journey via Santiago, we have finally made it to Chilean Patagonia!  The final eight hours of our journey took place this morning with a flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, followed by a...

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    22 2017 January

    On Our Way to Patagonia: 24 Hours in Santiago, Chile

    When it comes to choosing travel destinations, I never have a shortage of methods on how to decide where I go next.  There are places I’ve dreamed about forever, places inspired by history or wonder, places I’ve heard...

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    22 2015 March

    Dog Sledding Through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

    About a year and a half ago, while in Vietnam, I met an “addicted to traveling” couple from Germany.  They were just two of the hundreds of travelers I’ve met during my time abroad.  However, something...

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    15 2014 December

    A Weekend in Prague: Returning to One of My Favorite Cities

    My European base of operations in Nuremberg has given me access to some great short trips, and this weekend I am headed to Prague, Czech Republic.  It’s only about a two hour drive away from my...

Our last afternoon in Amsterdam takes us to a local organic microbrewery east of the city center.  It’s called Brouwerij ‘t IJ, (The IJ Brewery), and it has become our favorite place to grab a drink...

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Is it possible to do a tour of the Normandy Beaches in one day?  Yes.  But I would never recommend it.  Finally seeing these beaches with my own eyes has been a life-changing experience, but I...

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Our flight from Manila to Tokyo was cancelled today, so we decided to spend it walking around the Mall of Asia, the world’s 10th largest shopping mall.  As we were looking for a place to...

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We’ve been in El Nido, Palawan for four days now, and this morning we decided to take a boat ride out to visit what’s known here as The Secret Beach, or The Keyhole Beach.  We...

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It’s day three here in El Nido, Philippines, and we spent it on a full-day kayaking and snorkeling tour of some nearby islands and lagoons.  We booked through one of the town’s most reputable shops,  El Nido Boutique...

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Located on the tip of Palawan, El Nido remains a beach town paradise left undisturbed by big tourism, corporations and hotel chains. El Nido is our last stop on our tour of Palawan Island.  I...

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park The underground river (subterranean river if you are a scientist) in Sabang is one of the Philippine’s national treasures.  Thanks to some fancy Facebook marketing, they were even able...

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Our nightmare journey while backbacking the Philippines We’ve been in the Philippines for a week, and have made our way from Manila to the western island of Palawan.  Our first three days in Palawan were...

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The Hobbit House New Zealand’s scenic Hobbiton is considered to be the mecca of Lord of the Rings travel destinations.  For fans wanting to check out “Middle-Earth”, New Zealand is second to no other destination...

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24 Hours in Tokyo

April 8, 2010

Our 2010 Asia Trip is off to a great start.  Leaving Minneapolis, we were the last two passengers to get a first-class upgrade! Alissa and I enjoyed a 12 hour flight filled with movies, sleep,...

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