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Finding the Words

When you travel, finding the right words to communicate can be a struggle. It may be a matter of simple politeness, ordering the right ingredients for your pizza, knowing the difference between trousers and pants, or even how to find emergency services.

Friendship on the Inca Trail

Cuzco, Peru Today's post comes to us from Katy of www.starryeyedtravels.com.  It's a sweet little story that encapsulates one of the oft-overlooked and underrated fringe benefits of travel: new friends.     I always knew that the hiking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was going to be a pretty amazing experience, but what I didn't …

Featured photo: mud volcano!

Cartagena, Colombia I must admit that, as a child of the 70's and 80's, the very first thing I think of when I hear "Cartagena, Colombia," is Michael Douglas's voice speaking the city's name in Romancing The Stone.  (Then I think of the scene with "…my little mule!" and try not to think of the …