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The Dilemma of Authenticity in Tourism Destinations: Colombia, as a Case in Point


If you read my previous blog post (about Jardin, Colombia) and you know what I do, you may be thinking that I’m being hypocritical.  I’ll explain.  You may remember that I started my article by saying that what I loved … Continue reading

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Tourism or Terrorism: Only the Elephant Knows


A few days ago, in search of pictures of myself doing yoga in unusual places, I looked at photos from my 2008 trip to India and Nepal.   As I flipped through them, I was struck at how foreign they seemed.  … Continue reading

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Sparking a Light in the Ecuadorian Jungle


They had never explored their own country, small though it was.  Ecuador is a fascinating place, composed of four distinct ecoregions that every local schoolchild and tourist can describe.  There’s the coastal plain, which starts at the edge of the … Continue reading

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The Sign-nature of Travel


This is one of my favorite images from my recent honeymoon road trip, 3.5-weeks of touring through 14 states between Maryland and New Mexico.  I took the photo just off the Interstate in southern Illinois, near the end of our … Continue reading

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