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    5 Bonus Facts about Colonial Cusco You Didn’t Know You Wanted

    My last day in Cusco, 11,500 feet up in the Peruvian Andes, I took a city tour – a little out of order, I know. I had read the history (typical European “liberation” by exploitation), rested from my trip to Machu Picchu and had taken a back alley salsa class (amusing in Spanish), but I […]

    February 5, 2012 2 Comments Travel
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    Peruvian Capital Hostel & Colonial Mansion En Uno

    My recommendation to check into 1900 Backpacker’s Hostel is based on the assumption that you have already decided to stay in central Lima. Most travelers choose to stay in the coastline districts of modern Miraflores or bohemian Barranco and instead make day trips to the capital’s nucleus for its imposing Baroque architecture, Inquisition Museum or […]

    January 18, 2012 1 Comment Live a Little
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    Family Retreat

    I just went on a honeymoon. With my family. From Tahiti to the islands of Mo’orea and Bora Bora, our boisterous group of six played “which of these kids is different than the others…” in the South Pacific, ringing in the new year with heaps of new ring recipients, lip lockers, eye dwellers and probably […]

    January 15, 2012 3 Comments Live a Little, Travel
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    A Very Berry Kiwi Christmas

    The best thing I took away when I was learning how to cook like a Cambodian was a new friend: Kate. Kate’s contagious laughter and ability to make fun of herself is instantly endearing, especially at moments such as when the chef asked her if she was attempting to make chocolate cookies when hers came […]

    January 12, 2012 2 Comments Travel
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    Lady of The Rings Trilogy: Part II

    Lady of The Lake Queenstown is like the M&M’s you tediously pick out of the trail mix and save for last, being rewarded for your work and patience with a few blissful moments of the best part. And I savored her sweetness so much more after four nutty days on the Milford trail – I […]

    January 9, 2012 3 Comments Travel