Archive for January, 2012

The Tourist Stereotype and Why You Should Give a Crap

The Tourist Stereotype and Why You Should Give a Crap

| January 8, 2012 | 18 Comments

The irony is more than a little pronounced. In its most recent campaign, G Adventures—a small group adventure travel company with whom I work—implies that one can shed the ‘tourist’ mantle by choosing to travel with it. So what the hell are they up to?

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The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

| January 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

El Castillo is a step-pyramid that dominates the centre of the Yucatan’s Chichen Itza site. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya sometime between the ninth and twelfth centuries, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, a Mayan deity that resembled a feathered serpent.

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The Women of San Pedro Market

The Women of San Pedro Market

| January 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

At Cusco’s Sand Pedro market, you can enjoy a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist areas. Get off the beaten path a little bit and head to the market for a truly Peruvian experience. And bring lots of film—or make sure that you have abundant space on your memory card. It’s very photogenic.

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2011: The Year in Review

2011: The Year in Review

| January 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Happy New Year! We hope that as you read this you’re full of all kinds of inspiration and motivation for the year ahead. To close out 2011 (and look ahead to 2012), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, taking a moment to thank our readers!

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