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La Paz, Mexico is a Water Wonderland

When my ferry arrived in La Paz, Mexico a couple of weeks ago, I had only an hour or so to check out the town before boarding the bus that would take me across Baja California to Todos Santos. I walked along the Malecon and snapped a few photos; it seemed like a…

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Curacao Island: Historic Architecture, Natural Beauty, and an Intriguing Legend

Curacao island may be the Caribbean’s best kept secret. It is perhaps best known for the vividly painted waterfront buildings in the capital city of Willemstad. This neighborhood, known as Handelskade, was developed after the Dutch claimed the island in 1634. Buildings tended to be two and three-story shops and residences built on…

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Swimming With Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

I’ve seen manatees. I’ve come nose to nose with them through the window of an underwater observatory. I must admit to being just the tiniest bit obsessed with manatees at this point. So of course, the only logical next step was to swim with the manatees. Although manatees have been known to range…

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Dunnellon, Florida is Blessed With Natural Attractions Like Rainbow Springs

Having thoroughly explored the historic architecture in Dunnellon’s Historic Boomtown District, I turned my attention to natural attractions during my second day in this north central Florida town. As home to Rainbow Springs, Florida’s fourth largest natural spring which disgorges 416 million gallons of water each day, and the meeting place for the…

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The Best Job In The World

Position: The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Location: Hamilton Island Employer: Tourism Queensland Compensation: A salary package of AUD $150,000 for a six-month contract (that’s $96,950.34 in U.S. dollars) Responsibilities: Through weekly blog posts, a photo journal, and a video gallery, tell the world what’s taking place on…

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