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Our time in Ecuador was following a clear pattern — Montañita, thumbs up; Guayaquil, thumbs down; Baños, thumbs way up; Quito, thumbs down. So obviously, Mindo was going to be a thumbs up, right? You can’t argue with science. (You can, however, argue quite passionately with a science teacher, as my high school experience repeatedly confirmed.)…

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Subtitle: Seriously I Could Have Died, Okay? On our final day in Huacachina, we were faced with a tough choice — have a peaceful and relaxing day lounging by the pool, or pay oodles of money to stuff ourselves into tiny planes and, statistically speaking, likely vomit all over ourselves before crashing to our deaths (data…

When I made the decision to use some of my precious fading time in Southeast Asia to return to Koh Tao for oh, I don’t know, the billionth time, I made a promise to myself that I would try at least one new thing on the island. And I knew exactly what that one thing would…

After our revelry on Friday, we didn’t quite drag ourselves out of hotel until the sun was setting once again. But we had quite the motivation — we were about to fly over The Strip on a Las Vegas Helicopter Tour. When we were greeted at check-in with champagne, we knew this was our kind of…

I guess you could say I’ve been bitten by the skydiving bug. Of all the thing Sin City had on offer for us on our one non-hungover day (we took the first flight out of New York), none called out to me like Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Tearing ourselves away from our h room at The Cosmopolitan…

I had seen The Big Island from deep below sea level, I had seen it from the ground, I had seen it from the mountain-top. But I wanted to get higher. When Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours invited me on their Circle of Fire Tour, I didn’t need much convincing to say yes. But it certainly didn’t…

Hawaii was filled with highs for me. So when it came time to write about my trip, I thought why not start with the most literal high of them all? In Oahu, I conquered one of my long-standing fears and checked a major item off my Life List: I went skydiving in Hawaii. It all started…

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