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Chile: Life in the Atacama Desert

It is still dark when the Colque family makes its way up the volcano, climbing steadily in the early morning hours. The air is cool and arid here in the Atacama, the world’s highest and driest desert in the far northern reaches of Chile, along the Andes mountain range at the borders of Bolivia and […]

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Passage to India

The idea of volunteering in another country has long been considered the province of students and recent graduates; images of intrepid twenty-year-old Peace Corps workers in a remote Sierra Leone village might spring to mind. Today, however, the idea has reached far beyond that to become accessible, and highly popular, among travelers of all types […]

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In the Shadows of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

At the age of 14, Ponheary Ly died and came back to life. At least, that’s how she describes it. The year was 1977, and the Khmer Rouge was on its deadly rampage in Cambodia. After seeing her father killed, along with 13 other family members, Ly was on the run and in hiding when […]

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Thailand: One Day in Bangkok

If you’re traveling on a budget, Southeast Asia is a great place to do it in. Once you get here, it’s easy to keep costs very low, and have an amazing time on just a few bucks. Take your pick from these three itineraries for a great day in Bangkok, for less than $10 – […]

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France: Finding Home in the Bordeaux Wine Valley

You simply have to love a place where a top local chef advises wine with breakfast. Thierry Marx, a Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, reported to the Aquitaine tourism magazine that one of his personal favorite restaurants in the region was Lion d’Or. The owner knows the estuary well and all the best fishing spots. […]

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