Archive for December, 2012

Mapping the End of the World

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

As a lover of all thing “map,” I’m a huge fan of the blog called Strange Maps. These cartographic curiosities, by Frank Jacobs, are super cool! Each day Frank offers up a specimen from his collection of real, fictional, …

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Adventure Philanthropist Video: Be a Volunteer Firefighter!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Some astounding facts:

  • Every 23 seconds, somewhere in the U.S. firefighters are responding to a call.
  • More than 250,000 individuals are volunteer firefighters
  • Three-quarters of all U.S. firefighters are volunteers.
  • Two-thirds of all fire department are run by volunteers

I …

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Falling for Iguazu *Videos*

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Iguazu Falls is one of the mightiest waterfalls in the world. Serving as the boundary between Brazil and Argentina, it’s name literally translates as “big water” – and big it is! Here’s a peek at the enormity of the falls …

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Gringa Get-Ups

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


This is basically a post about dumb dressing – particularly footwear. There were two occasions in particular when I deserved the title of “stupid gringa”:

Taganga, Taganga

My friend Karoline and I were hanging out at Colombia’s Tayrona National Park …

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