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After our amazing first day and night at the aptly-named Elephant Camp, we woke up raring to go for the second and third days of our adventure with Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park. Elephant Camp, with its luxury tents set in the jungle, was already quite the departure from reality. Rainforest Camp, the sister…

Glamping Among The Elephants: A Journey to Khao Sok thumbnail

When you live on a tiny tropical island, it's going to the mainland that actually feels like a vacation. Which is why it was one of my highlights of 2016, way back at the beginning of it, to finally visit Khao Sok National Park. After a wine tour around Khao Yai, a weekend in Bangkok, and…

From Bullet Holes to Murals: An Afternoon in Santa Marta Favela thumbnail

To visit a favela or not to visit a favela: it's a controversial decision many travelers to Rio will ponder at some point or another. Critics call it poverty tourism, proponents say it de-stigmatizes and brings income to marginalized communities. Even amongst my own peers, there's discord. Friends from South Africa have made me cross my heart that…

Soaring Over The Land of Samba: Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro thumbnail

Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro was just one of those things I had to do. Back when I was a distracted student sketching maps of Brazil in the back of my math notebooks, I must have come across a guidebook or an early blog post that highlighted it as a top attraction -- because while…

Why Your National Parks Need You Now thumbnail

"It was here that the romance of my life began." – Theodore Roosevelt, one of the National Park system's greatest champions, on what would become Badlands National Park Our National Parks system has made quite a few headlines in recent weeks. While much attention has been focused on their official social media accounts being gagged and…

Waking Up With Christ Redeemer in The City of God thumbnail

There are two attractions that are pretty much non-negotiable must-sees for more travelers to Rio -- the Cristo Redentor statue, also known as the Christ Redeemer statue, and Pão de Açúcar, also known as Sugarloaf Mountain. Heather and I were no exceptions, and planned to make both a priority during our one week in Rio de Janeiro. However…

One Week in The Cidade Maravilhosa thumbnail

“On the eighth day, God created Rio.” It doesn’t take long to understand why cariocas love to say so. Palm fringed beaches bookended by iconic granite morros, the world's largest urban forest, and one infamous statue of Christ perpetually watching over the city. One of the most geographically blessed cities I’ve had the privilege to visit, it’s…

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