Archive for October, 2012

Visiting the Kuna *Video*

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

One of my favorite aspects of traveling is learning about new cultures – so I was super psyched to visit the Kuna people of the San Blas islands, located off Panama’s Caribbean coast. The Kuna are a population of about …

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San Blas Sailing *Videos*

Monday, October 29th, 2012

I was super excited to set out on my San Blas sail. I had heard of this adventure last year, while making my Trans-Atlantic crossing. At the time, I decided to postpone the trip, so I could spend more time …

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MESSAGE: Colombia’s Coast *Video*

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Colombia’s Caribbean coast covers more than 50 square miles, or about 10% of all of Colombia’s territory. It has a fun island feel, including colorful houses surround central plazas, dancing in the street, and reggaeton music blaring from houses and …

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Let’s Protect Animals!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

*BIG* Thanks to our 39 animal lovers who voted to support animal welfare! While we didn’t meet the giving challenge, I’m happy to give a $500 donation to be split between a U.S. no-kill shelter and the IFAW. Thanks gang!

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Packing: Jungle Trek *List*

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In packing for my 4 night / 5 day trek in the Colombian jungle, I had to keep 4 important factors in mind:

1 Jungle Humidity – Really the heat was not to be believed. Once you started to sweat, …

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Trekking Colombia’s “Lost City”

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

I first heard about the trek to Colombia’s Lost City last year, when I was on my Trans-Atlantic crossing. I decided then that I’d visit Colombia just to do this iconic trek.

The 4-night / 5-day hike covers 44 kilometers …

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Happy Birthday Me!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Every year, I try and spend my birthday at a beach. Last year, I was in Tofo, Mozambique, learning to surf. This year, I was in Tayrona National Park on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Tayrona is a pretty cool place …

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Colombian Jungle Camps *Videos*

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Before and after my Ciudad Perdida (“Lost City”) trek, I heard dismal reports about the camp conditions – poor food, hot weather, dirty accommodations. Weirdly, I didn’t experience any of this.

Although I’m starting to suspect that indeed the reality …

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Colombia’s “Lost City” *Video*

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Ciudad Perdida is Colombia’s famed “Lost City,” nestled in the country’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains. This pre-Colombian city was founded around 800 AD, nearly 650 years earlier that Machu Picchu.

Here’s a brief introduction to this ancient city:

Can’t see …

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MESSAGE : Bogota, Colombia

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia, and one of the largest in South America. It has about 8 million inhabitants and is the South America’s third highest (in terms of altitude), right after Quito and La Paz.…

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