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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Mt. Everest (left peak) on a brilliantly clear day in the air over Nepal

I’ve stood at the edge of molten lava flowing from the world’s largest volcanic crater (Mauna Loa, Hawaii), touched the Equator in the Amazon Jungles of Ecuador, descended to the bottom...

My spotless double room at Lub-d Silom in Bangkok

Let me just say it…I love hostels! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate luxurious resorts and upscale hotels too, but there’s a special kind of energy in hostels that doesn’t translate...

Confederate Memorial Carving on the face of Stone Mountain is largest high-relief sculpture in the world

My first glimpse of the monumental sculpture carved into the massive granite dome known as Stone Mountain was slightly disappointing. From the viewing platform the three sculpted figures of Confederate President...

Costa Rica's national culinary pride, Lizano Salsa and Chileno

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Costa RicaThough I was sorely disappointed by the touristy nature of Costa Rica, I did return with one bit of true...

White-headed Capuchin Monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Costa RicaFollowing a disappointing week at the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, I hopped on a bus back...

Costa Rica rodeo

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Costa RicaAttending a rodeo seemed like an opportunity to witness a bit of local culture in an otherwise culture-less visit to...