Don’t Let Your Generosity Kill You
A group tour journeys six hours by boat up the Tambopata River in Peru.
Broken glass and futbol
A game of street soccer brings cultures together.
An American-style Thanksgiving in Paraguay
Meal planning for an American dinner gets complicated in a country without American products - or an American palate.
Lost in the Jungle
It was the fourth day of our trip and we were hopelessly lost in the jungle of Tayrona National Park, Colombia.
Roof Dog and the Tree Rooster
The only thing that could make a "rustic" rental in Mexico even better? A couple of animals determined to make some noise.
Walking with “El SeÃ±or”
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial town in the mountainous region of central Mexico.
A Failed Attempt to Conquer Cotopaxi
Mountaineering had never interested me, but there was something about Cotopaxi that attracted me.
Across the River
Existence felt so depressing in that tiny Nicaraguan community that I wasn’t sure I could make it through the time I had to stay there.
How not to do the Monkey Trail
Driving one of Costa Rica’s most treacherous roads had not originally been a part of the plan.
In Uruguay, There’s Lots of Time to Horse Around
A horseback adventure through the Panagea, cattle country of northeastern Uruguay.
Crisis Creates A Community
We were only gone for an hour or two, but by the time we returned, the sky behind our house was a crimson haze of blazing heat and smoke.
Luck, Llamas and a Peruvian Shaman
In the Peruvian Andes at 15,000 feet, a 100-year-old shaman waits for me.
A Cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
The 340-foot M/S Expedition delivers 100 passengers to the wilds of Antarctica.
Echoes and Footprints
A traveler ventures into the Actun Tunichil Muknal in Belize to see the “Crystal Maiden.”
The Art of the Asado
In English "asado" means cookout, but as I got to know more about Chilean traditions, it became obvious that asados were more.
The Cave of the Glowing Skulls
Though it may sound like a film, the Cave of the Glowing Skulls is in fact a set of caves outside the city of Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras.
To the Ends of the Earth
It was to be the farthest either of us had ever traveled — ever. Crossing the equator was a dream we shared.
Worlds Apart: Chavin, Peru
We were just two women, who had met by chance, and who had taken the chance to share who they were with one another.
Not So Easy Riding Through Central America
Beth Whitman journeyed from Seattle through Mexico to Panama on a 7,000-mile solo motorcycle journey.
On Guard Against Giardia
Local germs mean a trip to the local pharmacy for a local treatment.
What We Leave Behind
A simple t-shirt provides perspective about the divides in wealth between the US and Cuba.
Vegetarianism Takes a Holiday
I like to call myself a flexible pescatarian, always willing to adapt to meaty situations that arise when traveling.
When All You Have is Your Body
The protest goes on for weeks and stretches into months. The men are marching every day, all day.
I close my eyes, place the morsel of rodent into my mouth, and chew hesitantly.
Locals, Llamas and Lots of Laughs
The ancient land of the Incas was to be my home for 6 months, the children of the Urubamba region my project.
Coffee and Cake
A traveler embarks on a coffee plantation tour in Guatemala.
Sea-turtle Spotting in Suriname
Galibi Nature Reserve is one of only a handful of nesting sites for the endangered sea turtle worldwide.
Land of baseball, pulsating rhythms, cigars and rum, communism and paradise. Which is the real Cuba?
Meeting Mama – A Homestay with the Amantani on Lake Titicaca
The scenario reminds me of middle school gym — will the women select which tourists to bring home, or do we go choose the Mama we want?
Never Judge a Man By His Shoes
It’s funny how a lifetime of perceptions can evaporate in a single moment.
Us Versus the Volcano
This volcano climb would be the first real adventure of our trip and the fashionable thing to do when in Antigua.
The Onion Truck
We were getting ready to climb in the front seat, when the driver motioned us to scale the high slatted sides in back.
From our location at the base of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, we were a good thirty kilometers from the nearest town.
A cleansing for the soul in Salvador
Candomble encompassed what one woman searched for in Salvador, including a guaranteed out-of-body experience.
Home is a State of Being: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
Sometimes the fun lies in the uncomfortable, the unknown, the challenge.