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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
My room at the Inkaterra overlooked lush gardens where tropical birds flitted

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series PeruI crossed a footbridge over a small tributary of the Vilcanota River and pierced an invisible veil. Leaving behind the sad...

Peru Rail's Vistadome Service to Machu Picchu, Peru

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series PeruI stepped out of my taxi and stood rooted to the ground in front of the train station. A tingle crawled...

My guide Maikol, who handled the border crossing for $12

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series PeruAs my time in Ecuador grew to a close I vacillated over the best way to make the land border crossing...

Custom inlaid guitars, handmade by Jose Uyaguari in San Bartolome, Ecuador

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series EcuadorGravel spit from beneath the van’s wheels as we climbed into mountains erupting with picture-postcard spring colors. Though I enjoyed my...

John and LaVonne Kunkel on the Ruth Glacier in Alaska

Once a year, during the Christmas holidays, I return to the United States to spend a month with my family. It’s a time when I struggle to answer difficult questions such...

Meeting up with expats for Sunday Football at the Inca Cafe

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series EcuadorBy the time I arrived in Cuenca I was stressed out and beaten down. Though rewarding, traveling through Ecuador had not...