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Everyone Loves Yellowstone, Except (Apparently) Me

“I feel like we’re in a scene from The Land Before Time,” I commented. We were walking through clouds, the fog obscuring our view past twenty feet or so. In front of us, I could make out one of Yellowstone’s mud craters, a hideous gray pool frothing away. My right ear was tuned into the …

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And the Winner Is…

We have a winner! For the last week, you’ve been voting for the winning bucket list bracket destination. And today I’m here to announce that the winner is New Zealand! The path to this winner is not at all what I anticipated. There were some matches I never saw coming and some underdogs that turned …

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Personally Experiencing Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala

Imagine being woken up at 5:30 in the morning because a marching band is outside your window, the sound of cymbals and sousaphones clanging in your ear. Only three and a half hours earlier, I had been outside, painstakingly helping my neighbors prepare an intricately designed alfombra, or “carpet” for the street.  It was Semana Santa — …

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