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Catalina

“Catalina reminds me of a Greek island with its golf carts, clear blue ocean water and laid-back European atmosphere,” a Norwegian visitor told me while we waited in line at Avalon’s only grocery store. I nodded in agreement because Catalina is a pretty unique place...

Guatemala

Sitting atop the largest pyramid in the world in northern Guatemala’s ancient Maya city, El Mirador, I tried to imagine how the city below looked nearly 2500 years ago. Standing nearby,  the site’s principal archaeologist, Dr. Richard Hansen...

Vilcabamba

Our four-hour, 110-mile drive through the mountains of Ecuador was a memorable, and sometimes startling, experience as we dodged rocks in the road from small landslides and passed slow trucks on blind curves...

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