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Sand. Oh the places it will go. I have an unhealthy track record with the art of boarding. A long time ago in Nagano, Japan, I attempted snowboarding. I lasted for all of 30 minutes before I broke down in tears and traded in for skis. The coordination. The trapped legs. The icy plummet. F*&$ Read More

Easter Island stray dogs attack

Not all travel tales end well. As was the case during our last night on Easter Island, despite eight previous days reveling in idealistic vacation mode. In all its island glamour, Easter Island has its share of faults. All of which are cleverly hidden behind a shit ton of beauty. There’s the battle between its natives Read More

Easter Island Rapa Nui underwater Moai

When most people think of Easter Island, they think of the Moai. And that’s it. They don’t consider the intriguing past. The controversial present. Or that there may be other things to do on an island besides lock eyes awkwardly with the Moai. So that’s why I was tickled to find out that Easter Island Read More

Staring down the Moai

I used to have a bucket list. But then I realized that having one was stupid. There are places I want to go. Activities I want to do. But I don’t want a list to dictate how I travel or be this device to which I’m inevitably disappointed (my Great Barrier Reef experience, for example) Read More

Time travel Santiago Chile

Damn I love Santiago. I thought Bogotá was pretty sweet… but Santiago is working its way up the rungs rather quickly. It could be the existence of a metro system (AHEM Bogotá). Or the massive autumn-infused parks. Or the fact that I got inappropriately day drunk while riding a bike through a vineyard yesterday (arg Read More

Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile hiking

We had no reservations. We hadn’t glanced at a park map. We weren’t even sure of what country the park was in. This is not what people do when planning a trip to Torres del Paine, Chile’s premier natural attraction. We at least caught wind of a town called Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Read More