Top 5 Galapagos Islands Experiences: #4 Everybody Loves Boobies

Boobies are commonplace in the Galapagos Islands, and people come from all over the world to photograph them in their natural habitat. Now, before you start wondering just what kind of a blog this is, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not talking about a booby of the human mammary variety, I'm talking …

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My Top 5 Galapagos Islands Experiences: #5 Exploring Volcanoes

Right now, the world feels like it has descended into chaos. We're all being held in limbo by a microscopic invader who's threatening to destroy life as we know it, and a lot of us are looking for a sense of normalcy as we worry about the future. In times like these, it's important to …

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Top of the World on Mount Norikura

Who doesn’t love sunrises? This was the thought going through my head as J and I discussed our plans to take an early morning bus ride to the top of Mount Norikura to watch the sun come up. The two of us were enjoying some nature time in the Japanese wilderness of the Norikura Kogen …

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Cape Reinga Landscape

Cape Reinga – The Top of Middle Earth

Falling into a mundane routine occurs so gradually you don't even realize it's happening. Waking up, going to work, making dinner, watching Netflix, sleeping, and then getting up the next day to do it all over again, for months at a time. Even J and I, who have spent a huge amount of time and …

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Gettin’ Wild in the Ubud Monkey Forest

Bali is a beautiful island known for beaches, surfing, relaxing and, of course, the infamous Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest.   Located in central Ubud (which is almost central Bali), the Monkey Forest is actually part of a Hindu temple complex that was built between 600 and 700 years ago. It is a lush jungle area …

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