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The Galapagos Islands Dilemma: See Them While You Can?

Part of the inspiration to travel is to see the world, not only for the beautiful spots but also for the unusual and the simply amazing.  Bearing witness to the majesty of nature has been a reason for travel, tourism and adventure since the dawn of time.  The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing places one could ever visit.  Travelers can enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience with nature — from snorkeling with sea lions and Galapagos penguins on the Equator to hiking alongside 800-pound tortoises to observing marine Iguanas swim through crystal clear waters.  It’s one of the few

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Up in the Sky: The Peruvian Snow Star Festival

There are always two ways to approach travel and exploration:  on one hand, you can go to the expected places, the places every guidebook suggests.  There’s nothing wrong with that approach because there is almost always a good reason for the inclusion of that destination or event in the guidebooks.  Yes, you’ll find those locations a bit more crowded and a bit more eager to take advantage of the tourists streaming in, but on the other hand, they’ve been vetted and are dependably interesting. The other approach, of course, is to do your own digging, research, and asking around, and

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Vibrant Vietnam

Vietnam is a country on the move! Her considerable attractions, staggering physical beauty, rich traditional cultures and exuberant people; have until recently been overshadowed by its conflict-ridden past. But how much do you really know about Vietnam and its cities? Read on to learn more. Danang Danang,, is a port city known for its restaurants, nightlife and beaches. The Marble Mountains, located in Danang, are five marble hillocks that were once islands. Each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe: water, wood, fire, gold and earth. The largest and most famous, Thuy Son, houses a

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