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A Letter From the Editor

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ANTM Travel Awards: La Naturaleza

Having lived in New York for more than 11 years, Mark and I were in need of a break from buildings, bustling streets, noise, pollution. One of our goals for this trip was to discover far-flung natural places unlike any … Continue reading

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ANTM Travel Awards: Culinary

Here it is folks, the ANTM Food & Drink awards. For those of you who don’t already know, we are vegetarians who also eat fish occasionally. So, it needs to be said that our dietary choice excludes at least 80% … Continue reading

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A Book for Your Extra . . .

In the weeks before I left to travel for the better part of a year, many people asked me if I was going to get a Kindle. Gasp. How could they ask such a question?! A technological device instead of … Continue reading

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Matagalpa. It didn’t rain on OUR parade . . .

There’s something special that transpires when you look forward to an experience with great anticipation and excitement for a long period of time. You have no conception of exactly how you’ll feel when (and if) it finally comes to pass, … Continue reading

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Beisbol, Nica-Style!

It is no great secret that I am keen to hate on overly commercialized experiences of all stripes. What little TV I watch generally consists of documentaries on public television. I cannot step into a shopping mall without launching into … Continue reading

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A Stogey For Your Thoughts

When I was a kid growing up in North Carolina, my parents took my brothers and me on a tour of the R.J. Reynolds cigarette factory in Winston-Salem. While I don’t remember much of the experience aside from the fact … Continue reading

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Esteli: A Small Town. Much To Offer.

What’s great about a long trip is that wrong turns don’t throw off your experience or dampen your spirit like they might on shorter vacation-style adventures. In fact, quite the opposite happens. The more busses that break down, showers you … Continue reading

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I Went To Leon And All I Got Was This Lousy Self-Realization

Travel is full of teachable moments, whether you want it to be or not.  American popular culture is saturated with tales of transformation in which Joe or Jane Stressful travel to an exotic destination and learn x,y, or z about … Continue reading

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More Than A Feeling: Sailing The San Blas Karaoke Fantasy Land

You might think that after six months traveling through South America, our ability to be amazed by our surroundings would have diminished. You might think that, but you would be wrong. Our time sailing through the San Blas Islands, crossing … Continue reading

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